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Bewertung und Feedback des Lernenden für Politics and Economics of International Energy von Sciences Po

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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...



10. Sep. 2016

Excellent delivery.

Fantastic external sources with clear and precise explanations from a graphical viewpoint.

Great range of industry expertise and professionals within the appropriate fields.


14. Juni 2017

Very interesting course ! Very well explained but maybe needs updates on current news (even if it may be hard I acknowledge) !

Really well balanced between definitions, geopolitics and science.

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von Robin F

23. Juni 2018

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

von Ricardo C

23. Feb. 2018

A bit outdated and lacking in depth in the political analysis but still useful

von Toufic S

30. Juli 2018

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

von majdi a

11. Apr. 2020

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

von Jeffrey C

15. Okt. 2016

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

von Juan S G G

1. Feb. 2017

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

von Lakhan S S

14. Dez. 2018



16. Okt. 2022

The course was exceptional in terms of delievry and content.

von Ale R

30. Dez. 2017

Very good statistics and graphs to have an overall idea

von Lucas h

14. Okt. 2020

Few out of date contents but very interesting course

von Lisse G v V

23. Dez. 2019

Great introduction to the field of Energy Studies!


3. Nov. 2018

Much appreciated course, but it should be updated.

von Mari

15. Juli 2017

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

von Alexiei O

11. Dez. 2016

Very good introduction to global energy situation.

von Utkarsha S

22. Mai 2019

static information is too old. it must be updated

von Jose A H S

10. Juni 2016

It is not actualized to the current conditions.

von José I B

9. Jan. 2018

Falta actualizarlo, pero en general es bueno.

von Cengiz

15. Mai 2017

Very useful but need updating a little.

von Alexander M T

25. März 2017

best course for beginneer

von Sanjay K

22. Juli 2020

It si really good

von Richard K

26. Mai 2017

good overview

von Sunny K

26. Apr. 2017

Great course!

von Bertrand D

26. Okt. 2016

This is a very good course to grasp the fundamentals of the various forms of energy.

Admin detail: one week between exam-taking after two fails makes no practical sense and is detrimental to the timely completion of the course.

The course would also benefit from an actualization, with more analysis of recent economic & political trends:

- Oil market has historically been cyclical. Need an analysis of past cycles, and a fresh view on whether the current slump is part of a similar cycle, or a new era?

- America's insistence on energy independence, how/why Europe views independence differently, how China/India view their own?

- Current Middle-East politics Iraq-Iran-Saudi-Qatar, historical and current role of Saudi Arabia in the OPEC cartel, and the reality and dynamics of spare capacity within OPEC

Students should come out of this course with their own view of whether this is the last leg of the fossil fuel race (as hinted by Prof. Lucciani in the COP21 video), or just another bend.

von Naima K

5. Dez. 2019

Interesting insights but terribly uncritical. Nonetheless extremely useful for anyone who seeks to better understanding the geopolitcal and economic considerations at play in the production and distribution of energy (from a mainstream neoliberal perspective).

von Sean C

4. Feb. 2017

Course has good breadth and structure, exploring the economic and political side of international energy, however it would be good if a basic technical understanding of energy is incorporated.

Some material is rather outdated / inaccessible