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Douglas C. Hengel

Douglas C. Hengel

Adjunct Lecturer


Douglas Hengel is a former American diplomat who worked extensively on economic and energy issues, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy, Sanctions and Commodities. In that capacity, his responsibilities included formulating and advancing U.S. international energy policy and being a member of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency in Paris.

Mr. Hengel served at the U.S. Embassies in Rome, Bratislava, Prague, Lima, and Caracas, in addition to a variety of assignments in Washington.

In addition to teaching The Geopolitics of Energy at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Mr. Hengel works with a trade association for the U.S. LNG industry and as an energy consultant. He is also a Visiting Fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States.



  • Energy Security
  • Natural Gas

In the News

Quick wins for the Biden administration on climate cooperation with the EU.

Douglas Hengel wrote for The German Marshall Fund of the United States, 01/06