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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 11, 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.


Aug 03, 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 Paeonia X

Jan 29, 2017

excellent and comprehensive course

By nabil w

Apr 02, 2017

Excellent class, very instructive

By Micaela H D A

Apr 22, 2017

an extremely interesting course!

By Coralie C

Sep 14, 2020

Very intresting! Congratulaiton

By Chick E

Apr 13, 2018

Great course with a lot meaning

By Rohan S

Jan 26, 2017

Excellent materal and examples

By Christodoulos C

May 16, 2017

Well presented and explained.

By Erh-yun H

Sep 14, 2017

It was such a good course.

By Мусин Д Р

Oct 10, 2017

Very interesting course:)

By Lizbet V

May 22, 2017

Interesting and complete

By Lizanne B

Jan 18, 2020

Great insightful course

By Jeremy R P L

Jan 08, 2017

Amazing, really worthy

By Dan O M M

Mar 28, 2017

Highly recommended!

By Siddartha R K

May 20, 2017

I love this course

By Loreli F

Aug 11, 2020

very informative!

By Vincent A

Jun 18, 2020

Very instructive!

By Theodoro A N

Dec 13, 2019

Excellent course!

By Yuriy G

Mar 28, 2018

Excellent course!

By Javier D G G

May 31, 2017

Excellent content

By Luis N

Aug 18, 2016

Excellent course.

By Richard H

Jun 10, 2016

Very good course.


Apr 12, 2020

Really good MOOC

By Gherald E

Sep 23, 2017

Amazing course!

By sergii k

Aug 23, 2016

splendid course

By Mohammad S Q

Sep 24, 2017

amazing course