Office of International Affairs

Mission Statement

The Office of International Affairs has primary responsibility in the Department of Energy for international energy cooperation in energy, science, and technology.

The Assistant Secretary for International Affairs (IA) advises the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and other relevant DOE leadership on strategic implementation of the United States’ international energy policy.  IA leads and develops the Department’s bilateral and multilateral R&D cooperation, including investment and trade activities, and represents the Department and United States Government in interagency processes, intergovernmental forums, and bilateral and multilateral proceedings that address the development and implementation of energy policies, strategies and objectives.


Theodore J. Garrish
Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs
Matthew Zais
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Tommy Joyce
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Energy Security and Multilateral Engagement
Andrea Waldman Lockwood
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Middle East, Europe & Eurasia
Elizabeth Urbanas
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas

International Affairs News

An International Approach to Advocating for More Women in Energy Careers
At the International Clean Energy Education Empowerment (C3E) Initiative’s Women in Energy event, Assistant Secretary Garrish spoke on US support.
December 9, 2019
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Bilateral Meeting with Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes and UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment H.E. Thani Alzeyoudi
The two officials discussed UAE’s research and deployment efforts in renewable energy, desalination technology, and more.
September 20, 2019
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DOE Responds to Drone Attack in Saudi Arabia
Energy Department statement on the situation in Saudi Arabia.
September 14, 2019
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U.S. and Egypt Launch Strategic Energy Dialogue
New effort will facilitate closer government and private sector cooperation on energy between the United States and Egypt.
September 12, 2019
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Readout of Secretary Perry’s Poland Visit
Last weekend, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Senior DOE officials participated in a series of events in Poland.
September 6, 2019
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Joint Press Release on the Second U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue on Energy
Delegations discussed joint projects in the areas of nuclear energy, fossil energy, energy infrastructure, and cybersecurity.
September 3, 2019
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Memorandum of Cooperation Among The Republic of Poland, Ukraine and The United States of America On Enhancing Regional Security of Natura...
The Republic of Poland, Ukraine and the United States of America, hereinafter the "Participants",
August 31, 2019
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Joint Statement From The Meeting of United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz of Israel
Secretary Perry and Minister Steinitz commit to further advancing high level of strategic cooperation between the United States and Israel in energy.
July 22, 2019
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Deputy Secretary Brouillette Meets With Israel’s Minister of Energy Dr. Yuval Steinitz
Two leaders discussed best practices for cyber workforce development and cross-cutting information sharing with the energy sector.
June 23, 2019
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Joint Statement of Future Cooperation on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
Japan, the European Commission, and the United States affirmed their shared desire to strengthen cooperation on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
June 18, 2019
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