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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 Frederick

May 01, 2020

Great content and reliable sources. Highly recommend.

By Tomás U

Dec 03, 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 02, 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 Robin L

Aug 23, 2020

Very good, complete and clearly explained class.

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 09, 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 Richie B

Sep 15, 2019

Excellent topic and very well presented on

By Bryan C

Sep 24, 2020

An awesome course, I highly recommend it.

By Hannes Z

Dec 04, 2017

Best MOOC I have done so far in my life.

By Yasiru R

Feb 24, 2017

Excellent way of lecturing. Keep it up.

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 06, 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