Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Workload : Preparation time is around 3 hours per week. Pedagogical method : The course is organized in a seminar format, with close student interaction in order to enhance participation and collaboration. Course Description : Russia's exercise of power in world politics is a major issue in the strategic debate. Policy-makers and practitioners from Europe and US measure the extent of the new challenges posed by Russia to international security. At a time when assessing Russia's assertiveness and aggression requires accurate criteria and should not be reduced to compare the current situation to a new "Cold War", this course offers the opportunity to share a comprehensive analysis of Russia's new combination of hard and soft power. The seminar pursue three main objectives : provide a better understanding of Russia's power resources through an in-depth analysis of new forms of hard power mostly in the military and security sector ; analyze mechanisms mobilized by the Kremlin for information warfare and inﬂuence strategy abroad ; assess Russia's strategy and its instrumental maneuver from the perspective of European strategic and security interests. The course covers both theoretical and practical approaches. Required reading : NYE, J. (2011) The Future of Power, New York : Public Affairs, 3-109 ; WESSLAU, F., WILSON, A. (2016) Russia 2030 : A Story of Great-Power Dreams and Small Victorious Wars. Policy Brief. European Council on Foreign Relations. http ://www.ecfr.eu/publications/ summary/russia_2030_a_story_of_great_power_ dreams_and_small_victorious_wars.
Workload : Each student is asked to prepare brief written weekly syllabus reading analysis ; make a presentation to the class on one reading assignment ; participate in one group case study presentation and prepare a ﬁnal research paper of 5,000 words, with assessment as above. Pedagogical method : The course combines a range of pedagogical techniques, including lectures, reading analysis and discussions, group course-based problematic resolution. Guest lectures include representatives from the Global Fund, Atlantic Philanthropies, the Oak Foundation AXA and others. It is a 12 week course. Course Description : The convergence of an increasingly connected, globalised world ; troubled public ﬁnance ; and the “explosion” of new philanthropy & social investment is changing the ﬁeld of international development and how we address some of the world's most critical challenges. This course looks at : the spectrum of new philanthropy and social investment, including social business and impact investing ; the increasing role of philanthropy in development and meeting global challenges, its added value and how to leverage systemic change on a global scale. It is designed to improve understanding of the role of philanthropy in advocacy and policy change ; complexities of multi-sector, multi-stakeholder “solution” partnerships ; and the growing importance of impact and evaluation. It combines theory and practice, academic knowledge, case studies and exchanges with expert practitioners : Hedge-fund philanthropists, the United Nations, lobbyists, corporate executives, wealth advisors and foundation ofﬁcers. Required reading : 1.Sievers, Bruce R., "Civil Society, Philanthropy and the Fate of the Commons," University Press of New England, 2010 ; 2. Reich, R., “A Failure of Philanthropy : American Charity Short changes the Poor, and Public Policy is Partly to Blame,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2005. ; 3. Achleitner, AnnKristin. Heinecke, Andreas. Abigail, Schöning. Mirjam, and Spiess-Knaﬂ, Wolfgang., “Social Investment Manual : An Introduction for Social Entrepreneurs”, Schwab Foundation and Technische Universität München, September 2011, pgs. 5 – 8. ; 4. Brest, Paul., “A Decade of Outcome-Oriented Philanthropy,” Stanford Social Innovation Review”, Spring 2012. ; 5. Ban-
NEW PHILANTHROPY, DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL INVESTING
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English