Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
participate in a debate in class defending a position assigned to him/her. The course earns you 4 ECTS. Each ECTS represents a minimum of 25 hours of work, so the course requires a minimum total of 100 hours of work, of which lectures represent 24 hours. Over the 12 weeks of the course you should work on average another 6.5 hours per week individually. Pedagogical method : This is an introductory course aiming at providing students with basic background knowledge. The course combines power point based lectures with a MOOC and videos of past lectures online ; students will be required to participate in debates in class and through the course MOODLE forum. Online materials : MOOC “Politics and Economics of International Energy” on Coursera (https ://www.coursera.org/ learn/global-energy). Other videos available from the class MOODLE. Lectures and readings available from the class MOODLE. Course Description : The deﬁnition of energy sustainability is based on three core dimensions : energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability. More frequently than not, these three objectives are mutually contradictory or incompatible. The future of energy thus poses a trilemma, i.e. the need to navigate difﬁcult tradeoffs between the three major objectives. Energy (oil, gas, power) remains one of the biggest businesses, and maintains a strategic characterization that sets it aside from other economic sectors. As such, it attracts the attention of industrial, ﬁnancial and political actors internationally. The course aims at providing students with the critical knowledge and skills to avoid superﬁcial generalizations and simpliﬁcations, which unfortunately remain all too common. Required reading : Daniel Yergin, “The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power” ; The Geopolitics of Energy.
Teachers : Giacomo LUCIANI (Director Gulf Research Center Foundation). Prerequisite : Understanding of basic economics, familiarity with current energy issues and key international players. Ability to draw together technical, political, economic, commercial and cultural threads to understand the fabric of international energy policies among nations. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Students will be evaluated on short oral presentations to the class, class participation and an end of class written exercise on the last day of class. Workload : Like life, most of the work can be accomplished by showing up. Readings and class materials will be made available and students will be encouraged to read more deeply into various issues. Pedagogical method : Classes will start with interaction on short topics followed by a lecture and subsequent discussion. Course Description : Using case studies of individual countries and major international energy issues such as terrorism, shale gas and oil or climate change to understand how selected countries deﬁne and address these challenges as they develop their international and domestic energy policies. How does national energy resource endowment shape strategic energy policies, how do technologies move from science to the street, what competitive issues come to play. The art of diplomacy is to ﬁnd sustainable common ground among competing national interests to meet the global energy objectives of secure, affordable, clean energy for more of mankind. Required reading : Summary for Policymakers — IPCC WGIII Fifth Assessment : http :// mitigation2014.org/report/summary-for-policymakers ; World Energy Outlook 2015 ; www.eia. gov/countries.
THE DIPLOMACY OF ENERGY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
THE NEXUS BETWEEN ENERGY - CLIMATE WATER
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 36 Language of tuition : English