Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
The course is composed of lectures and discussions about current precedents, especially surrounding the war against ISIS. Required reading : Olivier Corten, The Law against War. The Prohibition on the Use of Force in Contemporary International Law, Oxford, Hart Publ., 2010.
the semester (4-5 pages long with a short bibliography, it should include a presentation of the author and the book, a summary of the book's theses, and ﬁnally open debate for discussion and a broader approach of the issues at stake). Workload : Besides suggested and required readings, students will be invited to make extensive use of multimedia resources related to the study of mediation. Useful websites, movies and selected interviews will be presented to the class. Students will be invited to present their work ; share their opinion and personal experience on the seminar's blog. Course Description : International Mediation plays a major role in the management and resolution of violent political conﬂicts. A historically prestigious and respected practice, led by head of states, senior diplomats or the Vatican, contemporary mediation has now become both a public and a private activity. Third party interventions by NGOs, International Organizations, Nobel Prize winners, individual experts, academics, or religious movements have greatly thriven since then end of the Cold War. From the Northern Ireland peace process negotiated by US Senator Mitchell to the Israeli-Arab Camp David Accord brokered by President Jimmy Carter, from the Mozambique Sant'Egidio Mediation to cease-ﬁres and hostages negotiations, you will need to learn from a great array of mediation strategies to enhance your knowledge of international conﬂict resolution processes. This course will provide students with all the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to understand the speciﬁcity and philosophy of international mediation as an alternative tool to end violent conﬂicts. Required reading : Crocker, Chester A, Fen Osler Hampson, et Pamela R Aall. Leashing the Dogs of War : Conﬂict Management in a Divided World. Washington, D.C : United States Institute of Peace Press, 2007 ; Cheldelin, Sandra, Daniel Druckman, et Larissa Fast. Conﬂict : From Analysis to Intervention. New York : Continuum, 2008 ; Darby, John, et Roger Mac Ginty. Contemporary Peacemaking : Conﬂict, Peace Processes and Post-war Reconstruction. 2nd. ed., Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 ; Ramsbotham, Oliver, Tom Woodhouse, et Hugh Miall. Contemporary Conﬂict Resolution : The Prevention, Management and Transformation of Deadly Conﬂicts. 2nd ed.,
INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Charles TENENBAUM (Maitre de Conférences). Prerequisite : General knowledge of international relations main theories and actors. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Mediation Simulations & Oral participation (20% of the ﬁnal grade) : Two mediation simulations will be organized in Class, one on the second session and one during the last session. A 1-2 page feedback on your mediation and negotiation experience will be submitted online for the week following the exercise. The Mediators : roles & techniques (50% of the ﬁnal grade) : Each session, students will be asked to read a text directly related either to a mediation process or to a relevant mediator. With the teacher's approval, group or 2-3 students will select an International Mediation occurrence, identify the mediator(s) involved and present its role (10 min). Attention should be paid to the type of mediator and style of mediation involved. 10-15 presentations of the mediator(s) involved should also highlight to what extent we can learn from a speciﬁc method of international mediation. Students are strongly encouraged to get direct contact and interact with mediators involved in the selected cases. Book Review (30% of the ﬁnal grade) : A list of books on International Mediation and