Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
more insight into the institution and discuss with the guest speaker on potential careers or policy issues. When there is no speaker, a normal lecture will be given by the teacher. Comments on the course work will be made regularly. Course Description : This course aims to provide quite in-depth knowledge of European institutions. It will act as a complement to other Europe-related lectures (notably "Questions européennes") of the "Ecole des Affaires publiques" and is therefore particularly suited for foreign students. The twelve lectures will present all EU institutions (beyond those listed as such in the Treaty) and agencies with more focus on the most important ones. For each institution, part of the history, powers, governance, and policy issues will be reviewed and connected to the current EU policy agenda. Insight of the institution will be provided by guest speakers for the most important ones. Around a third of the lectures will be devoted to three larger themes applying the knowledge of institutions acquired : the past and current reform agenda of the EU institutions ; the interactions of the institutions in managing the global economic crisis and crisis of the Eurozone ; and the EU external agenda (enlargement, development, defence, trade, etc). Required reading : The dynamics of European integration. Why and when institutions matter, D. Beach, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 ; European Union politics, J. McCormick, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 ; The institutions of the enlarged EU : continuity and change, E. Best et alii, Edward Elgar, 2008 ; Law of the European Union, J. Fairhurst, Pearson/Longman, 9th edition, 2012 or EU law (Oxford University Press, 2015) ; The Schuman Report on Europe, “State of the Union 2016”, directed by Th. Chopin and M. Foucher, Editions lignes de repères, 2016 (and previous annual editions).
Teachers : Patrice DABOS (Chargé de mission auprès du Directeur du service Diplomatie publique, OTAN). Prerequisite : No speciﬁc knowledge in security affairs is required to follow the seminar. Yet, background in international relations and geopolitics is helpful as a basic knowledge of history and politics. In addition to the general ability in presenting oral works required for a Master, students should be able to make a simple bibliographic search and to use visual aids as Powerpoint ﬁles. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Each student will have to perform an oral presentation with a PowerPoint visual aid and a bibliography. Each student will also write a 3,000 to 5,000-word essay on a question he/she will freely choose. The oral presentation will account for 40% of the ﬁnal mark, the essay for 50% and the active participation in the sessions for 10%. Workload : Students have to read one or two articles before each session. They must perform an oral presentation which requires personal research jointly with another student. They must write a personal essay on a security issue ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 words. They should keep informed on the on-going major issues. Pedagogical method : The course is interactive : after the oral presentations, a general discussion will be organized to enable each one to prove its ability in catching the most important issues, and assessing his or her fellow viewpoints. Making his or her opinion clearly understood and speaking out convincing personal opinions are part of the training. Course Description : The seminar aims at giving a comprehensive background for apprehending security issues in today's Europe and Asia. It also seeks to enable students to acquire an efﬁcient methodology to understand future security issues whatever will be their area of specialization. It will encompass all aspects of security, defense related, and strategic issues. The new challenges to security will be reviewed ranging from terrorist new threats to global warming issues and energy supply.
INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY ISSUES IN EUROPE AND ASIA
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English