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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.


Jun 14, 2017

Very interesting course ! Very well explained but maybe needs updates on current news (even if it may be hard I acknowledge) !

Really well balanced between definitions, geopolitics and science.

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By Mahesh D

May 18, 2024

The course gave a Good and comprehensive broad understanding of Global energy system.

By Antoine D

Aug 2, 2017

Super interesting course, I realy enjoy it, thanks Giacomo and all Sciences Po staff.

By Anna R

Oct 24, 2020

A great overview for beginners in the energy sector! Thank you Professor Luciani!!

By Andreas C

Nov 7, 2022

The content, resources and the instructors were all exceptional. Congratulations!

By Richard M

Feb 3, 2019

Really enjoyed the teachers mastery of the material as well as style of delivery.

By Francisco L

Jun 9, 2020

El curso permite comprender el futuro de la politica energetica a nivel mundial.

By Nancy W

Oct 28, 2017

Very easy course, but very knowledgeable instructor. Good discussion questions.

By Danni R

Feb 8, 2018

Very helpful for beginners. It's a general overview of basic energy knowledge.

By Man C C

Mar 5, 2023

Excellent course for learners who are interested in the oil and gas industry!

By Krishna P C

Nov 12, 2017

Very interesting course, lots of knowledge gained about international energy.

By Jackline K M

Oct 5, 2016

Its a very good course and educative.

Y'all should sign up.

Thank you Coursera!

By Setor F

Oct 4, 2023

Very detailed and informative. Prof. Giacomo Lugiani is an astute Professor.

By Carolina C A

Aug 11, 2020

Challenging course, perfect for a global insight on energy. Congratulations!

By Salman N

Jul 4, 2017

very informative and presented in a very interesting and encapsulated manner

By Merve Ö

Jul 25, 2016

Great subject, great "école" and wonderful professors here. Thanks so much!

By Tamirlan G

Oct 7, 2022

It was FANTASTIC! I appreciate it a lot! Kind regards, Tamirlan Gurbanov

By Alexandre R

Jul 15, 2023

Excelente curso! Um dos 3 melhores dos mais de 30 que já fiz no Coursera.


Apr 7, 2020

Very dinamic with a lot of good interview with recognized proffesionals!

By Shayda M

Sep 23, 2019

Quite detailed while giving a broad view of the subject. Good resources.

By Alberto F

Sep 23, 2018

the discussions with professors of the department where very informative

By Leonardo B Z

Nov 9, 2017

Very good. I am happy with all materials and with the learning! Thanks.

By Ricardo D

Nov 29, 2022

Great course to better understand geopolitics and economics of energy.

By Andrius Z

Jul 25, 2017

very interesting introduction course on energy economics and politics.

By Gearóid F

Jan 30, 2017

excellent introduction - with superb up to date examples and exercises

By Maxime L

Jul 28, 2016

Great course Useful information, especially in the oil and gas sector.