Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
Teachers : Adèle BOURGIN, Jeremy PERELMAN (Professeur à Sciences Po). Prerequisite : The seminar is designed for students interested in socio-economic development, global poverty, inequality, globalization and human rights issues. Prior or concurrent course in human rights and/or international law, and/or academic or professional background in international/development studies, is preferable, but not an absolute requirement. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Paper or take-home in 48h. Workload : Students will be asked to read around 50 pages of required materials from a variety of disciplines (international law, cultural anthropology, political sciences, development economics), write up 2 short (3-page, doublespaced) reaction papers throughout the semester on a session of their choice, and participate in group activities. Pedagogical Method : Most sessions will be formatted around a brief introduction of the week's theme, a structured class discussion around the readings, and by a short summary of take-away points. Some of the class discussions will be structured dynamically with a small team of students playing a leading role around a role-play/ debate, others will feature invited guests. The last sessions will be articulated around case studies, explored in the format of workshops prepared and taught by small teams of students. Course Description : This weekly seminar will explore the linkages between global poverty, human rights and development from a historical, theoretical, institutional and policy-making perspective. A number of questions have been raised by the ﬁeld of "human rights and development", which has emerged in academic and policy circles as a result of the failure of development economics and the human rights movement to effectively address the challenge of global poverty and inequality : is development too often conducive to human rights violations, or is it a means to “realize” human rights ? Does a human rights focus hinder development, or does it help generate more, and “better”, development ? Is poverty a violation of human rights ? Is development a human right ? What does this entail ? The seminar will seek to answer some of these
questions by offering a multidisciplinary lens to engage with and introduce some of the key policy debates in the ﬁeld. Required reading : Students will receive the required reading electronically.
HUMANITARIAN DIPLOMACY AND NEGOTIATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Eugène B. KOGAN (Director, Harvard Kennedy School), Alain LEMPEREUR (Research professor, Brandeis University). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : 10% Class Participation. 10% Group Assignment 1. 30% Group Assignment 2. 10% Group Assignment 3. 40% Individual Assignment 1. Workload : Participants in the class will also be exposed to case studies, exercises and video excerpts that they will be asked to review and analyze. Additional requested information : 3 to 4 hours. Pedagogical Method : In order to make this training workshop as interactive as possible, simulations and role-playing are used and discussed. Participants are asked to describe good practices. They are also provided with techniques for humanitarian negotiations, for their preparations, actions, and reviews. Course Description : Humanitarian actors negotiate or mediate daily to protect the lives affected by nature- or human-made disasters. They seek the license to operate to get access to the most vulnerable, assess, and provide for, their needs. In that respect, they engage the relevant stakeholders at all levels ; they strive to persuade them to trigger humanitarian impulse and take action. They stay engaged to alleviate suffering as long as necessary. This humanitarian diplomacy and negotiation class builds on the Diplomacy and 1407