Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Workload : Two subjects presented by teams of two students, a written control during the 8th session, one written essay (4000 words). Pedagogical method : To prepare your subject, you must : - Read the chapters related to the subject on a manual ; - Read the articles which are given in the bibliography ; - Try to ﬁnd other articles, contributions or thesis on the net to add to your presentation. Apart from the manual, most of the resources are on the net. The purpose of the course is : - to read international law documents so as to understand them ; - to become familiar with the vocabulary and the notions in english ; - to be able to determine what is essential about the subject ; - to build your own opinion on the matter ; - to be able to choose a position and to know the arguments of the opposite side. Your goal is not to copy and to present one of the article but to elaborate your own synthesis to answer the question. Do not hesitate to use or to suggest other elements of bibliography, other sources like MOOCs or podcasts. Use your linguistic skills in German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Polish, etc., to introduce more references if you feel it necessary. But remember, you must select and limit your sources so as to avoid to be overwhelmed by information. Course Description : For the common man, international law seems to be the privilege of lawyers, judges or academics. Indeed, everyone understands the political aspects of law making but implementation of law and sanctions against its violation seems to be a matter of specialists. It is not true. Every day, people like you, put it into practice to implement and to enforce its rules on the ground. The purpose of this course is to make you conversant with an entire new way of seeing international relations, by giving you a start, by making you familiar with international law so as to be able to understand its main notions. It will help you to include law in your decision taking process and eventually, to go further in its study. 286
The rule is logic and intuition more than academic knowledge. It is intended mainly for people dealing with conﬂicts, crises, crisis management, security, defense and international violence. Required reading : MOOC : Edx MOOC, International Law, Pierre D'argent,available on : https :// www.edx.org/course/international-law-louvainx-louv5x-0# ! ; Cours de droit international public on http ://www.cours-de-droit.net/coursde-droit-international-public-c27646940 ; Pierre Marie Dupuy et Yann Kerbrat, Droit international public, Dalloz (Précis), 12e édition, 2014..
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : François GEMENNE (Research fellow at IDDRI). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course Description : This course aims to look at the issue of climate change from a political viewpoint, and analyze the different mechanisms of cooperation that address global warming. The ﬁrst part provides an appraisal of climate change as a political issue : it examines how environmental issues, and climate change in particular, became a topic on the international agenda. The second part addresses the intertwining relationship that exists between international relations and climate change : how does diplomacy inﬂuence climate talks, and how does global warming impact upon the relations between states ? Finally, in the third part of the seminar, students will be asked to put themselves in the shoes of UN delegates in a roleplaying game simulating discussions on a future international environmental agreement. Required reading : Giddens A., 2009, The Politics of Climate Change, London, Polity ; Luterbacher U. & Sprinz D. (ed.), 2001, International Relations and Global Climate Change, Cambridge (MA), MIT Press ; Sjöstedt, G., 2007, Climate Change Negotiations : A Guide to Resolving Disputes and Facilitating Multilateral Cooperation, New York, Earthscan ; Stern N. (Dir.) (2007), The Economics of Climate Change, The Stern Review, Cambridge,