Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
stability or erosion of the international system. This analysis provides the stepping stone to illustrate the strategic debate taking place in major powers, as they seek to pursue their interests and normative conceptions in a simultaneously more connected and more contested world. The course also addresses the distinctive features of the EU as an international actor and different arguments on the place and role of the EU in the new world disorder. Required reading : Global Trends : Paradox of Progress, National Intelligence Council, January 2017, pp. 5-28 ; G.J. Ikenberry, Liberal Leviathan, Princeton University Press, 2011, pp. 333-360 ; W. Russel Mead, The Return of Geopolitics – The Revenge of the Revisionist Powers, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 94, Issue 3, May/June 2014, pp. 69-79 ; Shared Vision, Common Action : A Stronger Europe. A Global Strategy for the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy, June 2016 ; J.S. Nye, The Future of Power, Public Affairs, pp. 3-24.
sions. The ﬁrst eight sessions will be formal lectures, with open interaction between the lecturer and the students. The following four sessions will be run by the students who will make group presentations on a theme agreed with the lecturers. The last session will conclude the course. Course Description : This course is collectively offered by the EU Institute for Security Studies. It provides a general introduction to how the European Union ﬁts into a polycentric world by looking into EU's security approaches to a number of crucial foreign partners, countries and issues. The course is meant to provide 1) a comprehensive historical overview ; 2) a broad assessment of the main academic approaches in the existing literature ; and 3) an analysis of the major security issues involved. It also aims at stimulating the students to address speciﬁc security themes related to how the EU ﬁts into a rapidly changing world and how it interacts with multiple power centres and players. The course will start with an introduction to the EU Global Strategy of 2016 and how the EU sees it global foreign policy role, coupled with a broad overview of how EU foreign policy ‘works'. It will then delve into key countries or regional security issues which are of a strategic relevance for the EU. Attention will be paid to the state of EU's interaction and security relations with the US and NATO, the UN and the AU, Russia and the post-Soviet space, the Middle East and North Africa as well as China and the Far East. Global migrations and EU policy responses to regional vectors will also be addressed. On this basis, four sessions will subsequently be devoted to students' presentations (collective or individual, depending on the topics and the number of students enrolled) under the supervision of the relevant experts who will comment on the presentations and give feedback, with a view also to the preparation of individual research papers. Required reading : A Handbook – The EU and the world : players and policies post-Lisbon, Edited by A. Missiroli, EUISS, Paris, 2017 (www.iss.europa. eu) ; The European Security Strategy, 2003 ; The EU Global Strategy, 2016 ; Towards an EU Global Strategy. Background, process, references. Edited by A. Missiroli, EUISS, Paris, 2015 (www.iss. europa.eu) ; After the EU Global Strategy – Building resilience. Edited by F. Gaub and N. Popescu, EUISS, Paris, 2017 (www.iss.europa.eu).
EU APPROACHES TO SECURITY : GLOBAL STRATEGY AND REGIONAL ISSUES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Florence GAUB (Chercheur), Antonio MISSIROLI (Journaliste), RODERICK PARKES (Senior Analyst), Eva PEJSOVA (Analyste politique), Nicu POPESCU (Chercheur), Thierry TARDY (Conseiller). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : The assessment of students' performance will be based on the assessment of the oral presentation (40%), a written paper (40%), and class participation (20%). The Course will count 24 students as a tentative maximum. Workload :