Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
The course's second part is articulated around 1-hour student group presentations on a regional grouping of their choosing. Each of these twohour sessions will be dedicated to a given regional grouping other than the EU. The list of regional groupings addressed in class will depend on the choices made by the students at the start of the semester. Each regional grouping will be the object of : a group presentation and a set pf assigned readings to be prepared before coming to class. Each presentation will be given by a group of 2-4 students analyzing the regional grouping of their choosing. The groups and their topics will be set at the start of the second course. Course Description : The course will seek to provide students both with a better understanding of the EU's speciﬁcities as well as its comparable features with regards to other regional organizations. The ﬁrst part of the course is dedicated to a series of lectures reﬂecting a two-pronged structure : on the one hand, an assessment of recent insights associated with EU Studies and its relationship to other non-European experiences of regional cooperation ; and on the other, an exploration of recent developments in the ﬁelds of Comparative Regionalism and Interregionalism. The ﬁrst set of lectures will thus unpack the EU's functioning with a an eye on highlighting the various facets which can be used in a comparative analysis of the EU and any other given regional entity ; whereas the second set of lectures will focus on the theoretical and methodological implication of comparative regionalism. The second part of the class is dedicated to a series of group presentation where students are invited to analyze and discuss a regional grouping of their choosing other than the European Union. Presentations will be fueled by group-discussions with the goal of fostering shared comparative insights on each chosen regional grouping. The ﬁnal component of the course is a simulation of an inter-regional negotiation involving the EU and another regional grouping of the class' choosing. This exercise will be prepared throughout the term as students will work in group with the help of the course instructor to reﬁne their simulated positions. Required reading : Risse, T. (Ed.). (2016). The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism. Oxford University Press ; Telò, M., Fawcett, L., & Ponjaert, F. (Eds.). (2015). Interregionalism and the European Union : A Post-Revisionist 1304
Approach to Europe's Place in a Changing World. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
EUROPE AND ASIA IN THE TRUMP ERA
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Antoine BONDAZ (PhD, Researcher). Prerequisite : There are no formal prerequisites for this class. You can prepare by reading the followings : PESJOVA Eva and BANIM Guy, “Prevention better than cure : the EU's quiet diplomacy in Asia”, EUISS, June 7, 2017 “China and the EU”, EEAS webpage, Updated May 11, 2016 “China's investment in inﬂuence : the future of 16+1 cooperation”, China Analysis, ECFR, December 2016 Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : To validate, students are expected to actively participate and interact with the speakers (10%) ; write a book chapter/article commentary (1000 words) that will be brieﬂy presented to the class (30%) ; (3) write a short policy-brief (2000 words) to inform decision leaders about a key issue related to Europe-Asia relations (60%). Workload : There will be one required reading as preparation for each of the two-hours lecture. In addition, students are strongly recommended to read more broadly about the topic of their policy brief due at the end of the semester. Pedagogical Method : The class will be highly interactive and stress communication and analytic skills. Before the class, students will be able to raise any questions they are interested in via the use of the Moodle platform so that the instructor and outside speakers can better meet their needs and expectati