第32期“中国青年外交与国际事务能力高级培养计划”学员在石油输出国组织(OPEC)官方期刊上发表研学报告

2018年8月,我中心选拔了16名学生赴日内瓦、维也纳和布达佩斯参加第三十二期“中国青年外交与国际事务能力高级培养计划”(以下简称ATP计划)。
石油输出国组织(OPEC)公关与信息部主任Hind Zaher女士在接见32期学员,她为学员介绍OPEC的发展历程,组织架构,石油与经济、金融以及与新能源的关系等领域的内容。学员在我中心组织下进行了充分的课前准备,踊跃提问,表达个人观点,一展中国青年风采。
通过与OPEC官员的面谈交流,学员对当今世界石油形势有了更深入的了解,知悉了石油在全球经济作用中主要争议和机会,明白了石油如何作为了解全球当前局势的一个基本指标。学员通过对石油市场、全球经济、国际政治、能源贸易、科技发展等多领域多维度的思考,进一步理解石油输出国组织的使命、作用、市场平衡政策、利益平衡机制以及前沿研究方向。Ms.Hind对本次中国学生代表的到访赞赏有加,为学员赠送礼品以示鼓励,此次ATP学员的到访刊登于OPEC 2018年9月官方期刊。


活动结束后,学员在我中心老师的指导下,完成了“石油输出国组织(OPEC)研学报告”。经过我中心以及石油输出国组织(OPEC)两轮严格的甄选后,最终中国银行推荐的优秀学员:王羽乔、张木易、陈瑜三位同学的文章刊登于国际石油输出国组织(OPEC)2018年12月的官方期刊,这是该组织第一次刊登中国学生的学习报告,这是世界著名国际组织对ATP学员,对中国青年的认可。


       近年来,中国初步形成了“大国是关键,周边是首要,发展中国家是基础,多边是重要舞台”的全方位外交格局。推进中国特色大国外交,实现形成全方位、多层次、立体化外交布局,打造一支熟悉国际规则、熟练应用外语、精通国际事务的高水平专业人才队伍则是首要基础。青年一代正在国际舞台上发挥着越来越重要的作用,拥有着前景光明的未来,青年人应当寻求更便捷有效地实现全球治理的途径~深入联合国与国际组织内部对其的观察了解是必不可少的部分。
       未来北京外国语大学联合国与国际组织研究中心将帮助更多有志向,有抱负,勇于创新,善于思考的青年创造条件,深入内部,实地体验联合国的和平理念与理想主义精神,向联合国与国际组织输送高水平国际事务人才,为建设人类社会的持久与和平、促进世界的和谐与繁荣而努力。

学员报告全文

张木易

One Stone, Many Birds

       Before this summer, as a freshman in high school, petroleum was just an abstract terminology for me, meaning one of the most important non-renewable energy which is essential to human development. Back then, I had no idea how petroleum can be connected to so many different fields including international trading and economics, industry, and environment protection; and I had no idea that all these can be regulated by the help of one organization, the OPEC.

       Because of the rapid development of technology and people's increasing use of technology, the need of petroleum increases steadily, and thus petroleum plays an essential role after industrialization. Since petroleum is a non-renewable energy needed in all countries, an international petroleum market was formed when those with rich resources sell it to foreign countries in need.

       Since petroleum a non-renewable energy as mentioned above,  the most efficient methods of exploration, production, and even the use of oil are consistently invented and updated. Since oil companies need to maximize their profit, much budget are spent each year into the research of efficient production of oil. Although not all research turned out great, scientific progress are made through the process, and other geological or energy related discoveries are made.

       Last but not least, scientists tries for decades to end the monopoly of oil by inventing new artificial energy. Shale oil, for instance, is one of the cheapest replacement for oil although it was discovered to be carcinogenic later. Nevertheless, tons of efforts are spent on the research and invention of replaceable energy.

       I am really grateful for my experience at OPEC, in which I learned about how oil connects with so many different fields including science, environment protection, international trading and so on. A groundbreaking discovery in one field can actually hit multiple birds, just like how the discovery of shale oil influenced oil prices and thus the international economics. Inspired by this fact, I realized that all the current concerned issues of human beings are actually inter-connected, and thus this is the generation full of opportunities to change the world and improve human life with a simple discovery. This is the time of changes, because of the connections humans now share, thanks to OPEC, and all the other organizations with intergovernmental cooperation or international communication. 

 

陈瑜

        My name is Chen Yu, from Ningbo, a costal port city of eastern China. In this summer ,as a student of “Chinese Youth Diplomatic Advanced Training Program”(ATP), I got an opportunity of visiting and studying in OPEC. Before I came ,OPEC was such a mysterious and a distant organization for me —— I’ve only ever seen it on the television and in my textbooks. But just after several hours of communication, I surprisingly found that OPEC and petroleum industry are so close to us. Petroleum as one of the most important fuels of the day, existing in every side of our daily life ,such as the crayons, the fuel for vehicles and other means of transportation.

        The impact of petroleum is huge, even a slight change in price may influence the political and economic relationship among countries. Besides, because of the geographical unbalanced distribution, petroleum is mainly distributed in several countries, and different countries will establish different policies according to their national conditions, they will also have different expected prices,contradictions and differences are inevitable in the process of cooperation. OPEC as an intermediary plays an essential role in uniting its member countries and offering a platform for them to communicate and to resolve the conflicts. Meanwhile ,OPEC also makes a great effort to ensure the stabilization of oil markets and the benefits of its member countries.

        Furthermore, OPEC plays a crucial part in promoting sustainable development, encouraging peaceful, efficient communication and cooperation among countries, protecting the environment and helping some countries and regions to against the poverty. It is familiar to the development goal of China, which is building a community of shared future. In order to accomplish this beautiful vision ,everyone works hard, for instance, in my hometown, the factories in the petrochemical industrial parks are trying to explore and develop the circulatory economy industrial chains, and we are also using our geographical advantages to develop wind energy and other renewable energy.

        Overall,it is such a great pleasure for me to have the short distance contact with OPEC, to understand its organization chart and its operation philosophy. I am also looking forward to achieving a better and a more stable future under everyone’s joint efforts. 

 

王羽乔

        It is an honor to have the opportunity to get an inside look of the OPEC. Through the 

high-level face to face discussions with the OPEC officials, I have a deeper understanding of the modern global context concerning petroleum. The visit of OPEC encourages us to examine and discuss the main controversy and opportunities concerning petroleum role in the energy industry. It also provides an essential indicator as to understanding our current situation within a global context. By considering from various angles on the effects of petroleum market and other related fields, for example, global economy, political status, and energy markets, we learn about the mission and the role of OPEC and the petroleum policy for the oil exporting countries. 

    The public-relations specialist, Ms. Hind Zaher, shares her expertise on the developmental history of the OPEC, its member states, organizational structure and the 

cooperation fields, which allows us to have a basic knowledge of the OPEC. We are now aware of the different challenges that the oil industry are currently facing, which calls for the response of the OPEC producer to balance the market. Ms. Zaher answers our questions with the professionalism that but also understandable for any non-experts.

        By focusing on the present world petroleum market, the industry is currently showing the optimistic prospect on the level of overall development. However, with the uninterrupted discovery of the petroleum outside OPEC states, the impact of the strategy of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries members continues to be challenged. Nevertheless, the organization of the oil exporting countries certainly recognize the significance of developing rising talents. Hence OPEC has invited students like us to visit and learn about the oil industry, welcoming young individuals to lead the stage for the future industry.