a three hour simulation of a given inter-regional negotiation the EU is currently engaged in, where the he class will be divided into two groups (the EU and the partner regional grouping) with each student taken on the role of one the negotiations' actors. After preparing the groups position over the course of a few weeks, the class will simulate negotiations over the course of 3 hours ; a personal book review of one of the course's background references, where the students will write up a short (one page) assessment of the publication's strengths and weakness and discuss this in class alongside his / her peers. Course Description : The course will seek to provide students both with a better understanding of the EU's speciﬁcities as well as its comparable features with regards to other regional organizations. The ﬁrst part of the course is dedicated to a series of lectures reﬂecting a two-pronged structure : on the one hand, an assessment of recent insights associated with EU Studies and its relationship to other non-European experiences of regional cooperation ; and on the other, an exploration of recent developments in the ﬁelds of Comparative Regionalism and Interregionalism. The ﬁrst set of lectures will thus unpack the EU's functioning with a an eye on highlighting the various facets which can be used in a comparative analysis of the EU and any other given regional entity ; whereas the second set of lectures will focus on the theoretical and methodological implication of comparative regionalism. The second part of the class is dedicated to a series of group presentation where students are invited to analyze and discuss a regional grouping of their choosing other than the European Union. Presentations will be fueled by group-discussions with the goal of fostering shared comparative insights on each chosen regional grouping. The ﬁnal component of the course is a simulation of an inter-regional negotiation involving the EU and another regional grouping of the class' choosing. This exercise will be prepared throughout the term as students will work in group with the help of the course instructor to reﬁne their simulated positions. Required reading : Risse, T. (Ed.). (2016). The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism. Oxford University Press ; Telò, M., Fawcett, L., & Ponjaert, F. (Eds.). (2015). Interregionalism and the European Union : A Post-Revisionist
Approach to Europe's Place in a Changing World. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
THE EU FACING THE NEW WORLD'S CHALLENGES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Selma BENDJABALLAH (Ingénieure Recherche), Enrico LETTA (Doyen de l'École des affaires internationales). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : Mid-term exam ; Final exam ; Oral simulations. Course Description : The main aim of the course is to introduce students to the history, institutions, workings and future of the European Union. The ﬁrst half of the course will be dedicated to describing the most important EU institutions, including the Commission, the Council, the Parliament and the ECB, also in their relationships with the member states. The second half of the course will examine some of the fundamental challenges facing the EU as it seeks to become more competitive, to integrate further existing states into a fuller political economic Union, to enlarge its membership and to develop a viable common global trade policy and a more effective and coherent common foreign policy. The course will also examine the political, economic and social convulsions, still evolving in many cases, resulting from the European ﬁnancial crisis of recent years. The course will analyze, with the beneﬁt of ﬁrst-hand experience, the conﬂict between the traditional theoretical aims of the European Union and the complex practical political reality of achieving those aims. To this end a number of case-studies will be analyzed and debated during the course. Required reading : PETERSON J., SCHACKLETON M., The Institu