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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 Richie B

Sep 15, 2019

Excellent topic and very well presented on

By Bryan C

Sep 23, 2020

An awesome course, I highly recommend it.

By Hannes Z

Dec 4, 2017

Best MOOC I have done so far in my life.

By Yasiru R

Feb 23, 2017

Excellent way of lecturing. Keep it up.

By Lanre A

Feb 10, 2021

It is really really good and educative

By Xiaoxi W

Dec 10, 2016

Best social course on Coursera so far

By Firsova E S

Nov 13, 2016

Interesting, well-structured, topical

By Alexandros N

Mar 16, 2019

Excellent introduction to the topic.

By 杜彦志

Jan 24, 2018

Really of great help for beginners!!

By Rajesh R

Jun 6, 2016

I liked the quiz questions. Thanks.


May 17, 2020

The course is very well organized.

By Paeonia X

Jan 29, 2017

excellent and comprehensive course

By Elie W

Apr 2, 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 Irene i

Sep 13, 2017

It was such a good course.

By Julio G P

Jan 6, 2022

Largo, pero vale la pena.

By Мусин Д Р

Oct 10, 2017

Very interesting course:)

By Kakimzhanov A S

Oct 5, 2021

Awesome and informative!

By Lizbet V

May 22, 2017

Interesting and complete

By Lizanne B

Jan 18, 2020

Great insightful course


Mar 24, 2022

Extremely interesting!