Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Stephen Unwin, A Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays, Faber and Faber, London, 1998.
Final exam paper which will involve writing a commentary/critique 40%. Course Description : The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of how public policy can drive the ﬁnancing of billions of dollars in to strategic international projects. The course intends to develop an understanding of who are the key state-owned institutions that provide big-ticket ﬁnancing to projects in different parts of the world and how this ultimately promotes the national agenda of the states that own these ﬁnancing institutions. The landscape of the key players promoted by the large, developed economies will be covered. Also, the inﬂuence of the new players such as sovereign wealth funds from oil rich economies as well as the increasing inﬂuence being exerted on the global ﬁnancing stage by countries like China will be discussed. The course will be run through a series of lectures, case-study discussions and in-session presentations. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 37 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Jon Marco CHURCH (Maître de conférences des universités), Kari DE PRYCK (PhD Student), Adrien ESTÈVE (Doctorant), Leonardo ORLANDO (Etudiant doctorant). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course Description : This intensive course presents one of the most dynamic areas of international relations. It touches upon issues that are central to contemporary politics such as climate change and sustainable development. Environmental protection is traditionally considered as low politics. This greatly facilitated international cooperation in this sector and has given scholars unprecedented access to sources, which makes international environmental politics one of the most fertile subﬁelds of international relations theory. This course alternates lectures, case studies, and discussions around the most signiﬁcant contributions to the subﬁeld. Lectures will focus on the analysis of multilateral environmental agreements and on the role of experts and environmental NGOs, while the case studies will feature assessments of Rio+20 and of the 2009 Climate Conference in Copenhagen. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE (MAJOR ECONOMICS)
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : to be deﬁned Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Jean-Philippe STIJNS (Economiste principal). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course Description : This is a course on openeconomy macroeconomics and international ﬁnance. The goal of this course is to explain movements in macroeconomic variables such as the trade balance, money, the exchange rate, national output and inﬂation. This course surveys a variety of topics in international ﬁnance and openeconomy macroeconomics, including : the foreign exchange market, exchange rate determination, Purchasing Power Parity, the Mundell-Fleming model of output and exchange rate determination under ﬁxed and ﬂexible exchange rates, speculative attacks and the causes and consequences of international ﬁnancial crises. The ﬁrst part of the course invokes economic principles of ﬁnance to develop an asset pricing approach to the nominal exchange in the short run and builds on versions of the principle of no arbitrage in global markets for
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Tushita RANCHAN (Managing Director). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : In-session class participation 10% ; Class Quizzes 20% ; Class Assignment : Group presentations on selected topic 30% ; 640