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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


Sep 10, 2016

Excellent delivery.

Fantastic external sources with clear and precise explanations from a graphical viewpoint.

Great range of industry expertise and professionals within the appropriate fields.


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 Pedro B A

Jul 5, 2018

A very comprehensive, relevant and up to date course. Well done!

By Paul M

Nov 13, 2016

Excellent snapshot of today energy market and future orientation

By Luis L

Oct 25, 2017

Well explained. Relevant explanations of politics and economics

By Tobi A

Jul 28, 2021

The course covers the essentials of current energy challenges.

By Teodora C

May 16, 2019

Very insightful! Technical when needed, but always accessible.

By Charles B

May 10, 2019

Simple and straight the point, it totally deserves an update !

By Carlos B

Nov 8, 2017

The best knolewdge source for know the Europian Energy topics.

By Stéphane P

Sep 11, 2017

great. very interesting A updated course could be even better.

By Hendo K

Aug 29, 2017

Very useful for people who work in oil field and energy sector

By Zaw P M

Mar 25, 2019

Very Knowledgeable and gain a lot of today issues of energy !

By Moath A

Jul 7, 2016

I have amazing overview about the subjected course, thank you

By Samhita B

May 28, 2020

Loved it Professor! I am so happy to have taken this course!

By Dong W

Sep 25, 2019

Thank you so much for expanding my knowledge in this area.

By Maria B

Apr 9, 2017

great course! hope, to take an actual Master degree in it!

By Praisont P

Jun 11, 2020

The course is comprehensive. Contents are well organized.

By Mustapha M

Apr 26, 2019

Thank you for this very passionate and rewarding course!

By Samuel S A

Mar 27, 2018

Great course with clear concepts, lectures and videos!!!

By Derrick A Y

Sep 14, 2019


Every serious energy expert aspirant need this.

By Nicolas R

Dec 18, 2017

Very interesting and comprehensive! A high level course


Dec 14, 2016

Very clear and helpful to understand the energy market.

By Kong Y Y S

Jul 15, 2020

good teaching and up-to-date source/ teaching material

By Jose M C

Apr 30, 2017

Very clear and illustrative course about the industry.

By Frederick

Oct 31, 2020

Great content and reliable sources. Highly recommend.

By Tomás U

Dec 3, 2017

I have learned a lot!! Thank you for the opportunity!

By Cassandra O

Jun 27, 2019

The content of the course was rich and very relevant