Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
tional priorities, considering the recent epidemics of Ebola, Zika, AIDS, etc. Regional, national, international as well as public and private actors (WHO, UNICEF, NGOs …) in complex interaction shape the development of health policies and interventions. The development of an efﬁcient health policy requires an understanding of not only the disease itself but also an appreciation of characteristics of the population of interest (as its demographics, its economic and social situation) making health a very interesting multidisciplinary challenge. The course aims to address major issues and concepts of public health and give the students a broad view of health issues and the skills to recognize and analyze any public health issue : More importantly, the students will learn how to link Public Health to other ﬁelds such as economics, politics, sociology and history. This topic-speciﬁc but interdisciplinary approach will help students specialize in topics of their interest whilst applying the varied competencies acquired at Sciences Po. Public and Global Health offer a whole range of current and historical case studies, representing many of current national and international challenges (environmental and climate change, economic crisis and social inequalities, diplomacy, migration and human rights, (bio-)terrorism and conﬂict), requiring a global understanding of issues at stake. Public health considerations vary according to geographic region, development status, scale of analysis as well as involved actors and ﬁnancial means. Required reading : Students are expected to read the paper(s) given in advance to each session..
- Position papers/Essays to prompted topics. 35% Oral production : - Team co-teaching case presentation (20%) ; - Attendance, preparation, participation (15%). Course Description : The American presidency of this century is far different from the one seen at the republic's birth, which was limited then by constitutional provisions, though the ﬁrst three Presidents (Washington, Adams & Jefferson) each had a hand in shaping it into a more inﬂuential position. Congress dominated the national government throughout the 19th century and early 20th, but by the 1930s the balance of power changed, giving the executive branch at least equal sway. Our task this semester is to : understand the nature of power, and from that to see how selected U.S. Presidents used (even abused) power, increasing the executive's governmental reach beyond what ever would have been conceived from Article II of the U.S. Constitution, or by the founders. You will have opportunities to consider if such power is necessary in the 21st century. We will simulate executive decision scenarios for which students will contribute to assessing outcomes to choices available. Preparation of required readings and Participation will be vital for exploring evolving comprehension of the use of power. Attendance will be necessary for creating dynamic exchange. This is a designated writing-intensive course. While this does include some homework writing, more in-class writing time will be set aside for a good portion of the writing component so as to not overwhelm student workload in comparison to regular level C2 elective courses. Required reading : Alterman, Eric, When Presidents Lie : A History of Ofﬁcial Deception and its Consequences, Viking Press, 2004 ; Napolitano, Andrew P., “A Legal History of National Security Law and Individual Rights in the United States : the Unconstitutional Expansion of Executive Power,” The New York University Journal of Law & Liberty, citation : 8 N.Y.U. J.L. & Liberty 396 2013-2014, pp. 399-555 ; Yoo, John, On Presidential Power (2008) http ://www.writersreps. com/feature.aspx ?FeatureID=152 ; Zenter, Scot J, Liberalism & Executive Power : Woodrow Wilson & the American Founders, Polity, Vol.
POWER & CHOICE : THE EXPANSE & DIMENSIONS OF U.S. EXECUTIVE POWER
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Ronald LYNDAKER (coordina