The course aims to underline the interconnections between international relations and world resources, as well as their geopolitical and geoeconomic implications. During the last decades, the rise of new economic and political powers has prompted a new “Great Game” for control over strategic resources: therefore, food, water and energy all represent potential triggers for conflict as well as catalyzers for international cooperation.

- Monday:

Geopolitics of resources: an introduction                 

International water basins: water as a tool of cooperation/tool of conflict

- Tuesday:

The new “Great Game” over oil and gas                    

Land grabbing

- Wednesday:

Visit to EXPO Milano 2015

- Thursday:

Resource management: domestic institutions                    

Resource management and international cooperation

- Friday:

Natural resources and conflict: what data say about history and geography of conflicts              

The African chessboard: international competition over African resources and endogenous development dynamics

Call for registration for a new edition of the course. For further information please contact the CEEP secretary:


FromJuly 20th 2015
ToJuly 24th 2015


The course will be delivered in English. Upon request, this course can be repeated in another language.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is € 1,600.00. For applications made before April 21st 2015 a 20% discount will be applied (participation fee = € 1,280.00)

If two or more members of an organization apply for the same course the first participant will pay the full fee, but additional members will have a reduced participation fee of € 1,200.00.

The application deadline for the course SEC03 is June 5th, 2015.

The participation fee includes:

- Tuition costs, including all training materials and use of the location’s training facilities and related services

- Participant costs, including the course field trips, transfer to and from EXPO Milano 2015 + entrance ticket, the lunches of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, a gala dinner and special evening event, and a final dinner.