Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
ing piracy off the coast of Somalia, Libya). The course will also examine the uneasy relations between NATO and the EU, the reasons why the EU has not implemented a full-ﬂedged defence policy and NATO's role in collective defence. In addition, NATO and the EU's relationship with the UN will be addressed during the course, as well as Russia's outlook on international crisis management. Required reading : International press on foreign Policy, for instance The International New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Le Monde ; Surfing on the following websites : UN, EU, NATO, US State Department, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Ofﬁce, French and Russian Ministries of Foreign Affairs ; Required readings indicated for sessions 2 to 11 (see below), starting with a rather lengthy document (for session 2) : The Obama Doctrine, The Atlantic, April 2016, by Jeffrey Goldberg.
is to sharpen the contentious points of the controversy and clarify its dynamics. So this is « white » as in normatively neutral but decidedly engaged in moving the controversy out of its opacity and shedding light on it. You will be helped every step of the way to write it up. Tasks will be assigned on a weekly basis, and roles will be rotated so that all group members get to do everything, that is collect data, analyse and summarize, write sections of the paper, design the main argument of the paper. Workload : This is a project course. As such it is experimental and the delivery (the combined white paper and database) will be the direct result of your involvement in your group. Expect to read a lot and to discuss a lot. Readings and discussions will be mostly about the case your group will study, so solidly grounded in a controversial situation that needs to be understood, analyzed and explained in objective and scientiﬁc manners. Pedagogical method : This course has been labelled as a "PSIA pedagogically innovative course" : Concrete application of theoretical knowledge on a project-based course ; Learning the ethics and methods of working on a class project over 3 months ; Development of strong team work and peers management skills in an international context ; Work on controversial situations and topics with a production of white papers and databases. Since it is a project-based course, you will work intensely with your group, under the supervision of your group teacher. Each week, you will meet your group to work on an assignment, and you will present your ﬁndings during class to your group teacher and to your classmates. Some weeks, your group will be organized in subgroups. Other weeks, but rarely apart from the introduction, you will meet with the whole class. One of the important by-product of this course is to learn the ethics and methods of working on a class project over 3 months. At a time of increasing complexity of questions that you will have to tackle, whether in the industry, in national state agencies or in academia, working by oneself is less and less an option. Course Description : This course has been labelled as a “PSIA pedagogically-innovative
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Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
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Teachers : Vincent-Antonin LEPINAY (Associate Professor, Sociology Department, Sciences Po). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : You will be evaluated along two axes : A weekly evaluation. Every week, we will ask you to search documents pertaining to your controversy and to analyse them using a series of methods and tools that we will teach you. You will collectively build a database that will become the natural resource for scholars and journalists willing to learn and understand your controversy. This database will be made public on the PSIA website once the term is over. A white paper. The insights gained from becoming specialists of your controversy will be consolidated into a white paper.