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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...

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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 Thomas B T

May 20, 2020

Excellent overview of the different sources of energy including the various policy implications!


Oct 16, 2020

Very interesting course. 1 star less than perfect for a few ambiguous questions in the quizz.

By Mamoun B

May 10, 2020

Très bon cours, le prof explique très bien. Quelques longueurs dans les interviews selon moi.

By Robin F

Jun 23, 2018

The course might need to be updated on certain points but it is very clear overall.

By Ricardo C

Feb 23, 2018

A bit outdated and lacking in depth in the political analysis but still useful

By Toufic S

Jul 30, 2018

Great course, although at times it was a bit more technical than political.

By majdi a

Apr 11, 2020

Very good course even if some internet links are updated or not working.

By Jeffrey C

Oct 15, 2016

Great course, but can be somewhat dry at times. Yet, highly recommended!

By Juan S G G

Feb 1, 2017

Very good for general understanding. Information is a little bit old.

By Lakhan S S

Dec 14, 2018



Oct 16, 2022

The course was exceptional in terms of delievry and content.

By Ale R

Dec 30, 2017

Very good statistics and graphs to have an overall idea

By Lucas h

Oct 14, 2020

Few out of date contents but very interesting course

By Lisse G v V

Dec 23, 2019

Great introduction to the field of Energy Studies!


Nov 3, 2018

Much appreciated course, but it should be updated.

By Mari C

Jul 15, 2017

It's very interesting, but it needs to be updated.

By Alexiei O

Dec 11, 2016

Very good introduction to global energy situation.

By Utkarsha S

May 22, 2019

static information is too old. it must be updated

By Jose A H

Jun 10, 2016

It is not actualized to the current conditions.

By José I B

Jan 9, 2018

Falta actualizarlo, pero en general es bueno.

By Cengiz

May 15, 2017

Very useful but need updating a little.

By Alexander M T

Mar 25, 2017

best course for beginneer

By Sofia B

Dec 29, 2023

need name in certificate

By Sanjay K

Jul 22, 2020

It si really good

By Richard K

May 26, 2017

good overview