Academic Programme

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

 

THIS SUMMER SCHOOL FOCUSES ON:

 

1) Historical Overview and the Current Status of the Global Energy Market

2) Global Energy Security

3) Different Issues faced by Oil Exporters and Importers and the Recent Oil Crises

4) Approaches of Selected States

5) Post-Oil Era: Alternatives to Oil and Ways Forward and Developing a Future Vision

 

 

MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF THE TOPICS:

 

1) Historical Overview and the Current Status of the Global Oil Market:

· Oil as a Limited Natural Resource: Historical and Current Status of Global Oil Reserves

· Changes in Global Energy Consumption: Rising Awareness of Climate Change

· Structure of Global Oil Market: Power Relations and Lack of Transparency

* Urban development in the Oil era – Baku city

 

2) Global Energy Security

· Issues of Energy Security in European States as Importing Countries

 

3) Issues faced by Oil Dependent Countries and the Recent Oil Crisis:

· Social Injustice and Disparities in Oil-Exporting Countries

· Political Struggles for Hegemony in Oil-Exporting Countries: Case Study on Qatar, Iran and Saudi-Arabia

· The Causes for the Crisis: Crowding-out Effects and Dutch Disease

 

4) Approaches of Selected States:

· Between Sustainability and Land grabbing: Case Study China

· Preparing for a Post-Oil Society: Becoming the Hub between three Continents: Case Study Saudi Vision 2030

 

5) Post-Oil Era: Alternatives to Oil and Ways Forward and Developing a Future Vision

· Investing in the Future: Alternative Energy Sources

· Critical Discussion and Comparison of Solar, Wind and Water Energy Production

· Investing in the Future: Education as the Key to Transformation

· The Role of Good Governance and Transparency in Post-Oil Era

· Fictional debate between representatives of oil exporting and importing countries in search of a path for the future

· “The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.”