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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Politics and Economics of International Energy by Sciences Po

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About the Course

Energy issues have always been important in international relations, but in recent years may have become even more important than in the past due to the widespread awareness of existing limits to energy sources and negative climate impacts. The course discusses global trends in energy consumption and production, various available scenarios for potential developments in the coming decades, the availability of oil reserves and the evolution of the oil industry. It then discusses natural gas and highlights the differences between oil and gas. It will also discuss renewable energy sources, nuclear energy and EU energy policy. The course aims at providing students whose main interest is in international relations a background on energy resources, technology and economic realities to allow them to correctly interpret the political impact of current developments. It also aims at providing students, who already have a technical background in energy science or engineering, with the broad global view of energy issues that will allow them to better understand the social, economic and political impact of their technical knowledge. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR : Giacomo Luciani Scientific Advisor for the Master in International Energy at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) Sciences Po, Giacomo Luciani is also Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and Director of the Executive Master in International Oil and Gas Leadership. For the period 2010-13 he was appointed Princeton University Global Scholar, attached to the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Near Eastern Studies. His research focuses on the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa and on global energy issues. RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND : The course requires no special scientific, mathematical or economic background; all key concepts are clearly and elementarily explained. It is expected that it will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students in schools where an equivalent course is not offered (this being the case for the vast majority of schools). USPC Sorbonne Paris Cité Supported by Université Sorbonne Paris Cité IDEX Investissements d'Avenir Funded by Investissements d'Avenir - 'ANR. Info : Course content : Licence Creative Commons BY NC SA...

Top reviews

DP
Sep 10, 2016

Excellent delivery.\n\nFantastic external sources with clear and precise explanations from a graphical viewpoint.\n\nGreat range of industry expertise and professionals within the appropriate fields.

RJ
Aug 2, 2017

With this course I have been able to better understand the role of energy in the development of the countries, and in a clear and simple way I have managed to understand how renewable energies work.

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By Timothée J

Jul 30, 2019

Great course to master the energy issues of modern societies, thank you for the quality of the videos. 4 stars only : too many broken link on lectures.

By Garima S B

Apr 6, 2019

It has really helped me understand the energy dynamics. thank you. Giving a 4 star because the data is sometimes old and needs to be upgraded.

By Liliana A

Nov 11, 2018

Great view of the energy environment and policies, would like to have some more updated information (2014/2015 oil prices drop for example)

By Henrique S B

Apr 2, 2017

An excellent overview about the complex issues of international energy, its economic and geopolitical implications. I highly recommend it.

By Rick V

Feb 17, 2019

Some of the videos were not accessible, I think the support materials require an update however over all it is a good course

By Aizat M

Jan 12, 2017

A very informative and concise course that gave a very basic idea on what is going on in the Energy industry today.

By Lothar H

Oct 9, 2020

Excellent introduction course to get to know the different aspects of energy and its politics and economics.

By Thomas T

Sep 12, 2020

Very interesting course. Would like to see a new chapter on Hydrogen if possible in the forthcoming edition.

By Adrian D

Mar 26, 2020

Overall very good course, however, more would have been gained by being able to see feedback on the quizzes.

By Kevin t

Jan 3, 2021

Great content from great instructors.

Only negative is that there was no feedback on the quizzes.

By Thomas B T

May 20, 2020

Excellent overview of the different sources of energy including the various policy implications!

By ETIENNE E

Oct 16, 2020

Very interesting course. 1 star less than perfect for a few ambiguous questions in the quizz.

By Mamoun B

May 10, 2020

Très bon cours, le prof explique très bien. Quelques longueurs dans les interviews selon moi.

By Robin F

Jun 23, 2018

The course might need to be updated on certain points but it is very clear overall.

By Ricardo C

Feb 23, 2018

A bit outdated and lacking in depth in the political analysis but still useful

By Toufic S

Jul 30, 2018

Great course, although at times it was a bit more technical than political.

By majdi a

Apr 11, 2020

Very good course even if some internet links are updated or not working.

By Jeffrey C

Oct 15, 2016

Great course, but can be somewhat dry at times. Yet, highly recommended!

By Juan S G G

Feb 1, 2017

Very good for general understanding. Information is a little bit old.

By Lakhan S S

Dec 14, 2018

THE COURSE CONTENT IS WELL BALANCED TO GET A PROPER UNDERSTANDING .

By Ale R

Dec 30, 2017

Very good statistics and graphs to have an overall idea

By Lucas h

Oct 14, 2020

Few out of date contents but very interesting course

By Lisse v V

Dec 23, 2019

Great introduction to the field of Energy Studies!

By MUKESH K

Nov 3, 2018

Much appreciated course, but it should be updated.

By Mari

Jul 15, 2017

It's very interesting, but it needs to be updated.