Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Course validation : This course has no speciﬁc requirements. The assessment is based on different activites : 50% class participation, 20% EUNegotiationLab blog participation, 30% ﬁnal paper (3000 words). Pedagogical Method : The course will follow a three step sequential approach : Experiential learning through simulations : In each session students will engage in an exercise or a simulation pertaining to a key aspect of negotiation in the EU. Debrieﬁng, feedback & self-examination : After the practice, the instructor will lead a discussion that involves analyzing students' performance so that the class can analyze the relationship between different negotiation strategies and outcomes and learn from everyone's experiences. Discussion of a case study : during the last part of each session the instructor will discuss with students the relevant research ﬁndings that are connected with the seminar key learning points and the speciﬁc aspects of the EU negotiation situation analyzed. Course Description : Negotiation constitutes a strategic skill for managers, administrators, civil servants and many other professional careers. Be it internally (with colleagues, team members, or hierarchy), or externally (with stakeholders, national administrations or international organizations), negotiation capabilities can make a difference. This workshop will help students to : gain an intellectual understanding of negotiators' behavior and of central concepts in negotiation as they apply in the European Union and global context ; improve their ability to analyze the negotiation situation and learn how to develop a toolkit of useful negotiation skills, strategies, and approaches adapted to work in the European and international institutional context. Required reading : Lempereur A. , Colson A. (2010) The First Move, New York, Wiley, (Ch. 1, 2 & 3) ; Druckman, D. (2010) Negotiation, in N. Young (Ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Peace, New York : Oxford University Press ; Elgström, O. and Jonsson, M. (2000) “Negotiation in the European Union : bargaining or problem-solv1302
ing.”, Journal of European Public Policy, vol.7 : n°5. pp 673-822.
EU TRADE POLICY AND ITS ACTORS (THE)
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Alessia MOSCA (Member of European Parliament). Prerequisite : The course requires a good level of understanding of the functioning of the European Union Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : The grading of the students will take into account in three parts : a) Mid-term exam (30%). In-class exam based on 20 questions with short answers. b) Final take-home paper (50%). c) In-class participation during the entire course (5%). d) Simulation (15%). Workload : Participants in the class will be exposed to case studies, exercises and video excerpts that they will be asked to review and analyze. Students will be expected to do the readings, preferably prior to class, otherwise immediately thereafter. In addition to general attendance and readings, requirements include a mid-term inclass exam and a ﬁnal “take-home paper”. Pedagogical Method : Interactive seminar with open interactions between the lecturer and the students. Readings will be suggested from one lesson to another. In order to make this training workshop as interactive as possible, simulations and role-playing are used and discussed. Two sessions will be reserved for a trip to Brussels, inside the European Parliament, where the class will attend a session of the International Trade Committee and will discuss with MEPs. Course Description : The course will focus on the design and implementation of the European trade policy. In the EU, trade policy has always been one of its main competences and since 2009 the decision making process has increased its powers in the domain of trade deals. Lately, despite this responsibility, the European institutions' mandate has frequently been questioned.