The aim of this course is to raise awareness of current energy developments and vulnerabilities as part of emerging challenges to security, by developing a common understanding of NATO’s current energy security agenda and of the need to better connect NATO with national and international partners in the field of energy security.
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Energy as a Strategic Issue:
Given lectures and facilitated discussions, students will analyse energy as a strategic security issue in general, and for NATO in particular, including the links between energy and conflict; and energy and geopolitics, in accordance with the guidelines provided in the course reading materials and NATO strategic documents regarding energy security.
Energy Developments and Vulnerabilities:
Given lectures and facilitated discussions, students will examine energy developments and vulnerabilities and new cross-cutting challenges to security to include: cyber, terrorist, and maritime challenges to energy infrastructure, in accordance with the guidelines provided in the course reading materials.
National and International Competencies:
Given lectures and readings students will explain the national and international competencies in the field of energy security, including the role of international cooperation and organizations, as well as the private sector in accordance with the guidelines provided in the course reading materials.
Given references and facilitated discussions, students will analyse operational energy issues in the military including energy efficiency and energy supply as logistical challenges in accordance with the guidelines provided by the course reading materials.
Given references and facilitated discussions, students will identify new technological solutions in the energy domain and their role in enhancing energy efficiency in the military in accordance with the guidelines provided in the course reading materials.
Behavioural Change in the Energy Domain:
Given lectures and facilitated discussions students will analyse the role of behavioural change and international cooperation in the energy domain in accordance with the guidelines provided by the course reading materials.
Officers of the rank of OF 3 and above and their civilian equivalents to include Diplomats, Intelligence Analysts, Defence Planners, Logisticians, and Engineers from NATO HQs, NATO commands, NATO agencies, and national institutions who are working in energy security, energy efficiency, critical infrastructure protection, crisis management, homeland security, disaster response, cyber defence, counter-terrorism, maritime security, humanitarian assistance, or a related field.
||English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
||NCO: Not eligible
Officer: OF-3 thru OF-4
This one-week course is a mix of lectures, Q&As, small group sessions, panels, and facilitated discussions. Using these different formats will facilitate the exchange of ideas on NATO’s challenges, opportunities and the way ahead on energy security, on the role of technology, and on NATO partners’ strategic importance for Alliance’s energy security.
Pre-Readings and Briefings
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