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NS4054 Seminar in Energy Security

Course Outline/Methodology

Materials for Fall 2015 Class

Supplemental Texts

Materials from Past Classes

Readings: Fall Term 2015

September 28/30

Introduction -- Concepts of and Approaches to Energy Security/ Energy Independence

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

October 5/7

Evolving Energy Environment and Responses to Energy Insecurity

Most Important Readings

Current Events for Discussion

Overview of Major Energy Sources

Other Readings

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October 14/19

Aspects of the Global Environment

Most Important Readings

Papers for Discussion

The Shale Revolution

Other Readings

October 21/26

Current Debates in Energy

Most Important Readings

Papers for Discussion

Carbon Taxation

Other Readings

October 28/30

Energy Security Africa/Middle East

Most Important Readings

For Discussion

Case Studies

Other Readings

China in Africa

November 4/9

Energy Security Issues Asia

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

November 16

Energy Security Issues South America/Caribbean

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

November 18/23

Energy Security Issues Europe/Russia

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

November 25, December 2, 7

US/Canada

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Other Readings

December 9

Summing-up

Most Important Readings