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their dynamics, so as the impact of the election of Donald Trump in the United States on them, are difﬁcult to assess. That course strikes a balance between breadth and depth, and aims at giving an overview of current relations between the EU – and its members states - and East Asian countries, focusing on their economic, political and security links. If relations between the EU and China will be a central issue, relations between the EU and like-minded democracies will also be mentioned. Outside speakers will intervene on a regular basis to interact with the students and provide key analysis on speciﬁc topics. Required reading : CHRISTIANSEN, Thomas, KIRCHNER, Emil, et MURRAY, Philomena B. (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of EU-Asia Relations, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ; GODEMENT, François et VASSELIER, Abigael, China at the gates : A new power audit of EU-China relations, European Council on Foreign Relations, 2017 ; HUOTARI, Mikko, OTERO-IGLESIAS, Miguel, SEAMAN, John, et al. (ed.), Mapping Europe-China relations : a bottom-up approach, Mercator Institute for China Studies, 2015. ; « EU-ASEAN relations, factsheet », EEAS, Updated August 3, 2017.
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 25% of the ﬁnal grade. In addition to the weekly reading assignments and in-class discussions, the workload includes a group PowerPoint presentation, a debate, in-class business negotiations simulation, an analytical paper and an exam. Pedagogical Method : Seminar course (24hrs). 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, a debate, in-class business negotiations simulation, an analytical paper and an exam. 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, and follow up by comparative EU-Russia approach to the common neighborhood. We will analyze the causes of the modern Russia's antagonism toward “the West,” study the evolution of the EU-Russia trade relations in the light of sanctions and anti-sanctions, and evaluate the stakes in the information and cyber wars. Building upon Part I, Part II will analyze the EURussia relations from the micro-economic perspective, through the prism of energy business. Through oral brieﬁngs, a debate, and a study of European and Russian energy companies, 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 among the Russian, European, Chinese and US energy companies present in the Russian energy sectors, which will test the stu1305
EUROPE AND RUSSIA
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Anastasiya SHAPOCHKINA (Engineer - Researcher, EDF R&D). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : - Class participation/Reading discussion and debate : 25% of the grade ; - Business strategy OR personality paper : 30% of the grade ; - In-class presentation : 13% of the grade ; - Exam : 20% of the grade ; - Last class negotiations simulation