Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Students are expected to utilize readings fully to understand the issues raised in class, in order to be actively engaged in class discussions. Course Description : The Palestinian/ArabIsraeli conﬂict continues to be one of the most protracted and complicated conﬂicts on the international scene despite the many initiatives during its seven-decade history. Has the conﬂict deﬁed diplomacy ? Or has there not been enough political will to reach a peaceful solution ? This course aims at examining major diplomatic efforts exerted during different phases of the conﬂict and at identifying areas and causes of failure and success. Special emphasis will be put on the human dimension in an attempt to explore the role of key individual players, both regional and international, and their impact on the process. Required reading : Fred Khouri. The ArabIsraeli Dilemma, 3rd edition. Syracuse University Press, 1985. Chapters 1, 2, 3 ; Avi Shlain. The Iron Wall : Israel and the Arab World. W. W. Norton & Company, New York 2000. Chapters 1,5,9 ; Harold H. Saunders, The Other Walls : The Arab-Israeli Peace Process in a Global Perspective. Princeton University Press, 1991. Chapters 1-2 ; William B. Quandt, Peace Process : American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conﬂict since 1967. The Brookings Institution & University of California, 1993. Chapters 1, 2, 7, 8, 15 ; Yazid Sayigh, Armed Struggle and the Search for State. Oxford University Press 1997. Chapters 24, 25, 26.
group assignment (business case of a potential investment in Africa). Workload : Very few readings apart from being aware of the weekly news. Group presentations across the semester. Course Description : This course is targeted for future public and private sector leaders dedicated to promoting private sector strategy in Africa. It will provide a thorough understanding of the main economic players and rethink the development approach for promoting private sector initiatives and identify investment opportunities. After developing a good understanding of the key economic players, by countries, regions and industries, we will focus on the dynamics between all major stakeholders (multinationals, SMEs, public sector etc). We will then have a more speciﬁc outlook at the interaction between the public and the private sector through case studies mainly. How does the public sector, including international donors, help promote a sustainable private sector base ? Finally, we will build a business plan for a potential investment in Africa, pitching it to key stakeholders. Where to start and how do you manage your investment project in Africa ? This group exercise will look into the market strategy, communication & marketing and go to market tools. This course is exclusively practical, focusing on personal experience, weekly news and business cases in order to have a concrete understanding of the African markets and of the job searching opportunities and requirements. Required reading : Lions on the move 2 (McKinsey report – September 2016) ; Jeune Afrique (weekly magazine) or any other relevant daily, weekly or monthly news magazines or online news agency (Ecoﬁn Agency, African Business magazine, This is Africa.
DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Thierry LACROIX (Head of Business Development for Francophone Africa). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Active participation (engaging analytical discussion, showing leadership and challenging common standards) throughout the semester will account for 40% of the ﬁnal grade. Various groups presentations will account for 30% and the remaining 30% will be the ﬁnal 1524
DROIT DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT : PRÉVENTION DES RISQUES ET LA RÉPRESSION DES ATTEINTES À L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Semestre : Printemps Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
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