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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 Jeremy R P L

Jan 8, 2017

Amazing, really worthy

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By Dan O M M

Mar 27, 2017

Highly recommended!

By Şimal E S B

Oct 25, 2023

It was remarkable!

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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 9, 2016

Very good course.

By Hervé-Vadim L

May 8, 2021

Excellent course


Apr 12, 2020

Really good MOOC

By Adeline E

Sep 16, 2022

amazing course

By Gherald P E

Sep 23, 2017

Amazing course!

By sergii k

Aug 23, 2016

splendid course

By Mohammad S Q

Sep 24, 2017

amazing course

By Michael R

Jun 1, 2023

very thorough

By Robert S

Jun 29, 2017

Very teaching

By Karan D

Feb 19, 2017

Great course.

By Nutifafa K F

Dec 2, 2020

Great course

By Oladimeji O

Jan 2, 2019

Solid Course

By Nicole O E

Oct 21, 2017