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INTL 2531 Politics of Energy in U.S., Comparative and Global Perspective (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Why is energy policy fundamentally political, deeply entwined with human, national, and international security, and critical to global stability and well-being? Major course units assess the main actors and institutions in energy, including OPEC and international markets; contrast the primary challenges confronting energy policy in the exporting and importing states; and analyze how energy policy and politics shapes global security, climate change & sustainability. Class members will also simulate a severe international energy crisis and use the extensive resources and contacts developed from 2008 - 2011 BC summer course in Kuwait-Oil & Politics in The Gulf.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David A. Deese

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: POLI2531

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Last Updated: 30-Jan-17