SEST-594 Energy and Security
This course has two objectives: First, it examines the evolution of thinking about the relationship between energy and security in the 20th century and explore new thinking about how to ensure energy security in the 21st century; Secondly, the course highlights policy challenges to integrate diverse economic, geopolitical and environmental objectives by examining selected energy security policy issues and approaches. Global integration of energy markets and retreat from state-led direction of energy industries have been major trends in the 1990s and early 21st century. At the same time, concerns about vulnerability to disruptions in supply, price volatility, environmental degradation, unequal access and the potential contribution of energy technologies to weapons proliferation present continuing security challenges.

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Spring '05: Jhirad, D. (description)
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