PSIA, Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
Required reading : Poor Economics : A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty – A. Banerjee & E. Duﬂo – esp. chapters 7, 8 & 9 ; Due Diligence : An Impertinent Inquiry into Microﬁnance, David Roodman, Center for Global Development, 2012 ; The New Microﬁnance Handbook, Joanna Ledgerwood, 2013 ; Daniel Rozas' blog http ://www.danielrozas.com/ ; Portfolios of the poor, Daryl Collins, Jonathan Murdoch, Stuart Rutherford, Orlanda Ruthwen, 2009.
assessment & analysis, planning & implementation, monitoring and evaluation Ability to choose best management options in challenging and moving complex crises contexts. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS : HISTORY, LAW, METHODS AND CURRENT CONTROVERSIES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Aryeh NEIER (President of Open Society Foundations), Deniz TEKAYAK (Etudiante Doctorante). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : A paper of about 5,000 words in length and participation in classroom discussion. Workload : Extensive reading as well as paper of about 5,000 words. Pedagogical method : Lectures interspersed with classroom discussion. Course Description : The course will examine the emergence of the international human rights movement, principally during the past four decades, as an important force in global affairs. In addition, it will review the earlier developments that helped to provide a foundation for the emergence of the contemporary global movement. The course will begin with an examination of the concept of rights and of the principal concepts of international law and the legal texts that have made it possible for the human rights movement to emerge and to become effective. It will then review the emergence of a global movement during the Cold War period, including the development of such leading organizations as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. It will explore the role and the impact of such methods of promoting human rights as "naming and shaming," litigation, establishing international standards, intervention in international bodies, sanctions and promoting accountability for abuses of rights. It will review current controversies over such questions as universal jurisdiction, conﬂicts 1431
Teachers : Vincent BROWN (Project Manager - Evaluation Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières), Christelle EYRAUD (Coordinateur de pôle juridique). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Oral participation in the sessions, as well as a written exercice to validate learnings. Course Description : This course will enable students to familiarise themselves with the speciﬁcities of humanitarian practice and the different elements to be taken into consideration for successful project design, implementation and evaluation, adapted to different contexts. This course aims at equipping participants with essential project design and management tools based on the Logical Framework Approach/ Project Cycle Management (PCM), which is widely used by many donors, international organisations and the United Nations. The course will ﬁnally focus on evaluation methodologies used in humanitarian emergencies, notably on deﬁnition and use of relevant indicators (mortality, morbidity, coverage and other criteria of efﬁcacity and efﬁciency). It will illustrate many of the difﬁculties facing humanitarian actors before and during the implementation of a humanitarian project. Objectives of the course : Ability to analyze a context and to frame an adequate strategy of intervention Capacity to design, formulate and implement ‘humanitarian project cycle management' (PCM) :