PSIA, Master in International Public Management
Throughout the semester, students will have the opportunity to reﬂect critically upon the theoretical, conceptual and methodological underpinnings of risk management and strategic foresight and warning, to familiarise themselves with existing methodologies and reports through real-world case studies addressing contemporary security issues and global crises. Finally, they will apply the understanding acquired through a series of exercises designed as a group(s) project on a topic they will have selected. Required reading : Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon, ed. The Millennium Project : Futures Research Methodology, Version 3.0 http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/ FRM-V3.html ; Various chapters will be used according to the theme of the sessions over the semester. A detailed bibliography with speciﬁc required and recommanded readings according to weeks will be provided to students during the ﬁrst session.
The quality of written assignments (capacity for synthesis, clarity of structure and drafting) ; The quality of oral presentations (quality of data collected, effectiveness in delivery) ; Overall participation (in the debates following the oral presentations, and during the simulations). Workload : Applicants should be aware that this course is much more time and energy-consuming than an average course (about 32 hours of teachings plus three additional Saturdays for simulation exercises, several written assignments and two multiple-choice questionnaires). Students must be ready to involve themselves heavily in what can be described as an exploratory journey into the worlds of diplomacy, nuclear affairs and cultural divides. Pedagogical method : This course has been labelled as a "PSIA pedagogically-innovative course" : Three simulations to practice the oral speaking skills, negotiation skills and knowledge of the course on Iranian nuclea issue ; Course taught in partnership with FORRCAST for the negotiation and public speaking workshops ; Use of the digital platform Moddle. This course is made up of several formats : allclass seminars, small-group workshops, practical exercices. With the core course on the Iranian nuclear issue and the training in vocal art, students will meet once or twice a week, and will gather on three Saturdays for simulation exercises in February and April. Students will have to familiarize themselves with the digital platform Moodle (https ://moodle.sciences-po.fr/), which will be extensively used for the core course. Course Description : On July 14, 2015, after thirteen years of tense negotiations, the ﬁve permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany ﬁnally reached an agreement with Iran putting under control the development of its nuclear program. But this is not the end of the story. The implementation of this agreement, which started on January 2016, will extend over a period of about ﬁfteen years. It has raised new kinds of difﬁculties, and is indeed marred by seri1263
SIMULATION WORKSHOP : THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR ISSUE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Ties HUIS IN 'T VELD (Etudiant en International Security), Henri LANDES (Enseignant et chercheur à Forccast), Elsa MAURUS (Cantatrice), François NICOULLAUD (Conseiller Diplomatique du Gouvernement), Paul VIALARD (Formateur, Artiste interprète). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Course validation : The course will focus on bringing all the participants to the highest level of comprehension and interaction. The students will be evaluated on their involvement, the quality of their research, their capacity of projecting their views in writing as well as in public speech. Progress achieved in oral and written expression will be the key element for the comprehensive rating of the students, which will take the form of a mark out of 20, plus a short personal assessment. The grading of the students will take into account in three equal parts :