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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...

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Thank you so much for professor , it was very interting course and now, i know a lot of infromation about energy. What i really like from this course is inteview with differents professors. 10/10


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A good intro into global political aspects linked to the energy sector.

Enjoyed the diverse topics covered and the scope of study. Exams were a good assessment tool too

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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

By Nizar W

Apr 2, 2017

Interesting Course with a variety of Topics! A Must!

By Eric F

Jun 15, 2020

Very informative and a manageable quantity of work.

By Sanatan M

Jan 19, 2019

Nicely done, complete course and excellent content!

By arup l & k

Jul 18, 2021

Complete Information on Oil & Gas in Global Arena.

By Ana M R F

Feb 21, 2021

Excelente, muchas gracias profesor Giacomo Luciani

By Robin L

Aug 23, 2020

Very good, complete and clearly explained class.

By Wilfred I

Nov 2, 2021

An exceptional course into understanding energy

By Rodrigo D P

Aug 26, 2019

Very interesting and with a lot of information.

By Петухова А Ю

Nov 20, 2016

Курс был очень интересным, узнала много нового.

By Divya E J

Sep 11, 2020

Course was incredible and professor was superb

By Karen S

May 26, 2020


By Balasubramanian S

Jul 9, 2020

Very informative course. Thank you very much.

By Frederic V

Dec 11, 2019

Très bonne introduction au monde de l'énergie

By Christos G

Mar 24, 2017

Fantastic course I have learned a great deal.

By Florence M

Nov 18, 2022

Cours très instructif, éclairant et complet.

By Ridho A

Nov 10, 2020

good course but the test use tricky question

By Ankamah B

Nov 4, 2023

In-depth insight into global energy issues


Aug 25, 2022

Very interesting and full of information.