PSIA, Master in International Security
a leadership and ethics role-playing simulation, which has proven productive and rewarding in previous courses. Workload : Readings are kept deliberately short and provocative. Pedagogical method : Having spent his adult life grappling with these issues in the context of active military and national security operations, business, and academia, the teacher approaches this course with humility and the ﬁrm intention to work closely with the students to help each one develop key and useful insights. The seminar will focus on active student discussion and debate of principal topics. Course Description : This course has two principal thrusts. First, students are asked to think through what constitutes the “art” of leadership as distinct from the “science” of management. Though these two domains are undeniably linked, and in complex ways, they are also undeniably distinct, offering very different and illuminating perspectives. Focusing on the art of leadership is akin to studying any art, in that much depends on the impressionistic appreciation of the student/future artist, and the topic is better understood by showing, not telling. This focus on the intangibles of leadership leads directly to consideration of a critical leadership component - that of ethics. The ethical dimension of leadership is a difﬁcult topic to take on, highlighting the inevitable tension of imperfect human beings in leadership roles where they are often tempted to pretend to perfection, which their followers often seem to demand. Yet in the modern world of vastly increased transparency where individual transgressions risk becoming known to the world at almost literally the speed of light, can there be a more visible and important topic ? Required reading : to be deﬁned.
Teachers : Antonio MISSIROLI (Journaliste), Friederike RICHTER (Etudiant doctorant). Prerequisite : None in particular. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : The assessment of students' performance will be based on two main elements : a mid-term take-home written exam based on the lectures given, the slides and the other materials used in class ; and a ﬁnal take-home written essay on a relevant topic addressed in the second part of the course. Workload : More details about occasional supplementary readings will be given in class. Pedagogical method : Traditional lectures but with open interaction between the lecturer and the students. Inasmuch as possible, each class will start with a short discussion/review of relevant current events and developments. One or two guest speakers may be invited to make presentations in the second part of the course. Course Description : The course offers both a general introduction and a more in-depth approach to the way in (and the extent to) which the EU operates (or not) in international security and the wider world. It is meant to provide a) a comprehensive historical overview ; 2) a basic assessment of the main academic approaches in the existing literature ; and especially 3) a balanced analysis of the main issues involved. It also aims at stimulating the students to discuss speciﬁc themes related to institutional or geographic aspects of the Union's CFSP, CSDP and related ﬁelds. While giving them a ‘ﬂavour' of how policy is actually made in Brussels and the member states' capitals. The ﬁrst part of the course will brieﬂy focus on the genesis and evolution of Europe's external action over the past decades, its main critical junctures and also complex machinery. Attention will also be paid to the facets of the EU's presence in the world that are deemed relevant for the subject matter. The last part of the course will focus more on speciﬁc policy areas – be they geographical regions (from the neighbourhood to further East, South and West), multilateral bodies or functional schemes, including peace missions and operations. Required reading : Keukeleire, S. and Delreux, T., The Foreign Policy of the European Union, 1209
THE EU'S FOREIGN, SECURITY AND