Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
the critical skills necessary to their professional life. The projects will be conducted by a group of 4 to 5 students. Regular progress reports will be discussed with the teacher throughout the semester. This project will contribute to 65% of the total evaluation of the course. Required reading : European Commission Project Cycle Management guidelines (available on Europeaid website) ; Complementary readings : ; Muhammad Yunus, Building Social Business : The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity's Most ; Pressing Needs ; Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duﬂo, Poor Economics A radical rethinking of the way to ﬁght global poverty.
The apparently peaceful disintegration of the Soviet Empire has dramatically changed the balance of security in the entire region. On an institutional level, a process of elaboration or transformation of partnerships, alliances and loyalties has rapidly followed the fall of the Soviet Union. The post Soviet years also witnessed the emergence – or re-emergence – of regional tensions, conﬂicts and wars, challenging the newly independent states and their neighbors. The course will be delivered by two researchers specialized in different post Soviet areas, the ﬁrst part focusing on Russia and Ukraine, the second part on Central Asia and Caucusus. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
SECURITY ISSUES IN POST-SOVIET STATES
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
SECURITY ISSUES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Anna COLIN-LEBEDEV (chercheur associé au CERCEC (EHESS)), Olivier FERRANDO (Directeur de recherche). Prerequisite : Oral and written skills in English. Basic knowledge of the political, social and economic evolution of the post-Soviet area. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Assessment combines : One oral debate participation (50%) ; One written essay (50%). The essay takes the form of a 10-15 pages paper, on a question chosen from a list of subjects and based on the readings and discussions shared during the seminar. Workload : Each student is expected to give one oral presentation per semester. Most of the workload consists of personal study, reading and paper writing. Pedagogical method : 6 four-hour sessions. Each session will be a mix of lecture (giving a general overview of the considered issue) and seminartype format (going in depth of a topic). Careful reading of the suggested papers and active discussion are expected. Course Description : The aim of the course is to give a general overview as well as some case studies of the main security issues that rose in the last three decades in the USSR and post Soviet states. 1606
Teachers : Thierry VIRCOULON (Project Director). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Students will have to deliver two papers, one mid-course and one at the end of the course. The ﬁrst one will be a commentary about a speciﬁc document (articles, UN resolutions, AU statements, etc.). At the end of the course, they will have to deliver a research paper about a speciﬁc security issue (10-15 pages) or produce an ofﬁcial document about a speciﬁc problem (UNSC resolution, AU Peace and Security Council resolution, memo to the minister, advocacy note by NGOs, etc.). Pedagogical method : Interactive discussion based on speciﬁc security issues that will be determined in the working plan (see below). Course Description : Objective of the course : Understand the new security paradigms and new security threats in Africa ; Understand the security actors and their strategies in Africa ; Be able to draft ofﬁcial international documents (UN, EU and AU resolutions, etc.). This course will introduce the students to the present security environment and challenges in Sub