Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
actively participate in class and to develop ideas in relation to the seminar topics. Course Description : The process of European integration is currently undergoing its most accute multifaceted crisis. This is reﬂected in particular in the context of a profound distrust of individuals in the EU institutional system and more broadly in any form of institutional projection. In this context, the question is whether EU law offers resources to help individuals to secure or re-appraise their position within society. This is what we call 'Personal Europe' as opposed to traditional 'Institutional Europe'. This seminar will be an attempt to substantiate this label. It will go beyond the traditional literature on ‘European Law and the Individual' which focuses on issues of legal protection of private parties. We will review the various regimes of individual action set up by EU law. Figures such as consumers and patients, migrants and their families, criminals, embryos and suspected terrorists will emerge. By trying to make sense of this list, the seminar will aim at providing an alternative understanding of the operation of EU law and of the EU in general. Required reading : The participants will be provided with individual chapters of a forthcoming book : L. Azoulai, S. Barbou des Places and E. Pataut (eds.), Constructing the Person in EU Law. Roles, Rights, Identities (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2016.
Pedagogical method : This class is a seminar. It means that you are expected to read the assigned articles on the topic and come prepared to discuss them in class. The average reading volume is 50 pages per session. Speciﬁc, detailed questions about the readings will be asked in class. Every student will be evaluated in every class on his understanding of the reading, the topic, and his/ her ability to discuss it. The cumulative evaluation will account for 30% of the ﬁnal grade. Course Description : This course aims to sharpen your understanding of political and geostrategic interests driving the EU-Russia relations. We will achieve this goal through weekly reading assignments, in-class discussions, oral presentations, case studies and two writing exercises. The course will proceed in two parts. Part I, Introduction into the past and present of the EU-Russia relations, will start with looking at the historical and cultural ties between Europe and Russia and the modern history of their relationship since the fall of the Soviet Union. It will continue with an overview of the Russian government system by comparing it to those of Germany, France, Great Britain and the US. We will analyze the causes of the modern Russia's antagonism toward “the West” from the economic perspective and come to understand the macroeconomic fundamentals of the Russian Federation. Part I will conclude with one class on comparative EU-Russia approach to the common neighborhood, or the former Soviet Republics, and another focusing on the current RussiaUkraine crisis and its impact on Russia's relationship with the EU and the US. Building upon the Part I basics of the international relations between Europe and Russia, Part II, will analyze their relationship through the angle of the energy sector, from the micro-economic perspective. Through oral brieﬁngs and in-class case study exercises, we will develop an understanding about the role of business in international affairs, as well as that of foreign policy in business development. We will decompose the EU-Russia relations by looking at 4 energy markets : gas, oil, electricity and nuclear. The last class will be a simulation of international negotiations of cross-sector energy contracts, which will test the students' understanding of the material covered in class and in the readings.
EUROPE AND RUSSIA
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Anastasiya SHAPOCHKINA (Ingénieur- chercheur, EDF R&D). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : 1 business strategy paper : 30% of th