Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
DESIGNING RELIEF PROJECTS IN CONFLICT AND DISASTER SETTINGS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 28 Language of tuition : English ; French
Teachers : Renaud LAPEYRE (Research Fellow (PhD)). Prerequisite : No speciﬁc pre-requisites are necessary for this course. Please note however that some very basic knowledge in economics and environment would be preferable so as to better understand concepts of actors' strategies, property rights and institutions as well as sustainable development. This course does not however require any background in mathematics and/or econometrics. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Grading of students will be undertaken based on : - A collective oral presentation (15 mn max) (groups of 3 to max 4 students) on subjects and empirical case studies proposed by the students (with support by the professor) and related to speciﬁc sessions of the course (e.g. the CAMPFIRE project in Zimbabwe, ﬁsheries in Madagascar, etc.), 40% (8 points) ; - An individual dissertation on a theoretical or empirical subject chosen by the student together with the professor (length : from min 15,000 signs (approx. 5/6 pages) to max. 20,000 signs, spaces not included, footnotes included, references not included), 45% (9 points) ; - Student participation, 15% (3 points). Workload : This course will simultaneously build on theory, scientiﬁc articles and empirical case studies. For each session, students will be asked to read one or two scientiﬁc articles (theory or case-study) ; a short oral presentation will also be required (see 'grading & assessment' above). Pedagogical method : This lecture course will simultaneously build on economic theory and scientiﬁc articles, always illustrated by empirical case-studies (from grey or scientiﬁc literature). PowerPoint presentations and short videos (when possible) will be displayed for illustrating the class. Scientiﬁc articles will be read and discussed. Course Description : Building on theory (political economy, new institutionalism with Nobel prize laureates Elinor Ostrom and Oliver E. Williamson) as well as empirical examples (case studies), this course aims at providing students with an understanding of local conﬂicts over land and common natural resources (ﬁsheries, pas-
Teachers : Helene JUILLARD (Consultante Humanitaire), Anne-Charlotte SCHNEIDER (Responsable des Urgences humanitaires). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Written : ﬁnal project proposal as a group mark, 60% of the ﬁnal mark ; Oral : workshop presentations, 20% of the ﬁnal mark (average of the two class presentations) ; Individual mark during the ﬁnal defense of the project, 20% of the ﬁnal mark. Workload : Ce cours entraine une charge de travail importante, puisque les élèves doivent travailler en groupe entre chaque cours. Course Description : The course starts with an introduction to humanitarian action and the environment in which relief projects are set up. Students are therefore not expected to have previous knowledge of the aid world. The course then moves on to the successive steps of the project cycle management : diagnosis, conception, monitoring during implementation and evaluation. The classic tools used in the aid sector are introduced step by step during lectures each followed by workshops during which students apply the tools to a speciﬁc relief project they progressively design. Students work in groups throughout the semester and submit their project proposal at the end of the course (using real world templates) and then defend it during a viva simulating the situation of an NGO negotiating with a donor. Required reading : Ressources Web sur l'aide humanitaire et voir plan de cours en ligne.
DEVELOPMENT AND COMMON POOL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program