PSIA, Master in International Security
La méthode d'enseignement et le format interactif de l'atelier, limité à 15 participants, permettent un entraînement personnalisé. Le travail sur les fondamentaux de la prise parole (gestion du stress, engagement physique, placement et projection de la voix, interaction avec l'auditoire) se fonde sur des exercices précis, des mises en situation et du mediatraining. De grands témoins, professionnels exerçant à l'international, apportent leur témoignage détaillé et l'analyse stratégique de prises de parole décisives dans l'exercice de leurs responsabilités (négocier, conquérir un marché à l'international). Lectures principales demandées : Biju-Duval (H.) et Delhay (C.), Tous orateurs, convaincre, négocier, s'afﬁrmer au quotidien, Eyrolles, 2011 ; Perelman (C.), Olbrechts-Tyceta (L.), Traité de l'argumentation, Presses universitaires de Bruxelles ; Collett (P.), The Book of Tells, Londres, Doubleday, 2003.
Course Description : Through ratiﬁcation or accession, states have agreed to be bound by humanrights covenants and protocols, a process that has been surprisingly universal despite the perception of human rights as a predominantly Western concern. Although the end of the Cold War was only an intermediate point, with many signiﬁcant humanrights developments preceding it, the increased global prominence gained by the human-rights agenda since is indisputable. After all, the Cold War was in part a confrontation between the dignity and the opacity of the individual in which the latter view lost either through exhaustion or implosion. Although defeated, such views were not eliminated altogether, with different quarters still resisting the universality and indivisibility of human rights. Through a number of case studies, the course will look into the friction that exists between the conﬂicting claims for non-interference in domestic affairs and for adherence to the international human rights standards states are expected to observe. The course will look into the political vs legal and internal vs external nature of these tensions. The course will address these issues through an examination of the practice of human rights promotion and protection at the UN Security Council by looking into a number of case studies involving serious human rights concerns : Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Libya and Syria. The course will also examine the role of the Security Council in the promotion of human rights and accountability for mass atrocity crimes through the establishment of special tribunals and referrals to the International Criminal Court, as well as the serious human rights and due process concerns raised by its use of generalized or targeted sanctions. Required reading : Most of the required reading will be drawn from the following two books, complemented by chapters from other books or reports selected for a speciﬁc session ; Jared Genser and Bruno Stagno Ugarte (Eds.), The United Nations Security Council in the Age of Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
CASE STUDIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION :THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Bruno STAGNO UGARTE (Deputy Executive Director Human Rights Watch). Prerequisite : There is no strict prerequisite for this course, but students should preferably have some previous knowledge of human rights and contemporary events. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : One (word-length to be determined depending on number of students) policy memo addressed to the United Nations SecretaryGeneral making the case for increased human rights protection in any situation on the agenda of the Security Council. Class participation will count for 10% of the ﬁnal grade. Workload : Extensive reading and preparation before class and active and creative participation in class. Pedagogical method : Seminar, interactive discussion with students actively participating and contributing to the cl