Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Class participation is an important element of the course. Students will also present the ﬁndings of a personal research effort to their classmates in a brief oral presentation with a concise written summary. These can be done individually or in groups of two. The course will include short practical exercises and 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. 1266
THE CHANGING POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CENTRAL BANKING
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Howard DAVIES (Président du conseil d'administration). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : One take-home mid-term exam : 40% (a 2,000-word essay), and 1 ﬁnal inclassrom exam : 60%. Workload : See course outline. Pedagogical method : Discussion-based seminars. Course Description : The crash of 2008 revealed that the world's central banks had failed to offset the ﬁnancial imbalances that led to the crisis, and lacked the tools to respond effectively. What lessons should central banks learn from the experience, and how, in a global ﬁnancial system, should cooperation between them be enhanced ? We will discuss ﬁnancial stability, inﬂation, and international cooperation between central banks. Required reading : Banking on the Future : the Fall and Rise of Central Banking, Howard Davies and David Green, Princeton University Press, 2010.
THE EU FACING THE NEW WORLD'S CHALLENGES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 42 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Selma BENDJABALLAH (Ingénieure Recherche), Enrico LETTA (Doyen de l'École des affaires internationales). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : Mid-term exam ; Final exam ; Oral simulations. Course Description : The main aim of the course is to introduce students to the history, institutions, workings and future of the European Union. The ﬁrst half of the course will be dedicated to describing the most important EU institutions, including