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KAFP 3380 - Geopolitics of Energy, Resources & Infrastructures

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The course with explore the intersection between facts and figures linked to territories (resources) , the basics link to the Industry (products , infrastructures and operating modes) and the strategies and policies run by the main actors (States and companies). The course primarily deals with oil and gas, with some insights into nuclear and renewables. One class is dedicated to environmental issues. Three classes focus on regional aspects (Middle East, Russia/ CIS, Asia, Europe, Americas, Africa).


DARRICARRÈRE, Yves-Louis (Chairman, Total corporate Foundation; Senior Advisor, Lazard Bank; board Director ; former CEO, Total upstream.)

Pedagogical format

The first 30 minutes of each class will be dedicated to the presentations by students (see above : 20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes debate/ comments. The rest of the class will be lecturing. Two/three lectures will be given by external experts.

Course validation

General class participation (10% of grade). Write one of two proposed memos (40% of grade). Presentation of one topic selected among 12 proposed: 20 minutes presentation by group of 4 students (50% of grade).


No work beyond the tasks required for seminar grading.