Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Teachers : Wei-Ting CHAO (Teaching Assistant, Phd Student), Benoît CHERVALIER (Président, One2ﬁve advisory), Marc COHEN (Socio-économiste, Banque Africaine de Développement). Prerequisite : None. Previous internship or work experience in an international aid agency or NGO is desirable. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Group assignments : 40%. Individual assignments : 30%. Participation in class : 30%. Workload : A total of twelve sessions of two hours each delivered in six weeks (four hours per week). Assignments require supplementary readings and independent research prior to the sessions. Pedagogical Method : The methodology combines (i) structured lectures to introduce the key topics and concepts, (ii) individual or group assignments requiring students to research and critically review selected topics, (iii) discussion of development news. The emphasis is put on practical knowledge by making extensive use of agency reports. Course Description : The course aims at providing participants with a broad understanding of the international development scene and the emerging aid architecture. The respective mandates, priorities, policies and aid instruments of public and private stakeholders of the development ﬁnance landscape are outlined. The high level summits on development effectiveness, the international conferences on ﬁnancing for development, the Millennium Development Goals and the post 2015 agenda are discussed in the light of their role in shaping the policies and politics of international development. The course is organized around the following themes : (i) actors of development ﬁnance : ofﬁcial and private funding ; (ii) governance of the aid system ; (iii) instruments of development cooperation ; (iv) internal policies of agencies ; (v) development effectiveness. The class will consider questions such as : Who are the main actors in development cooperation ? How much do aid ﬂows – ofﬁcial and private - represent ? Where do they originate and what are they used for ? Is there an overall governance of the aid system ? How do aid agencies inﬂuence development policies and thinking ? What are respective agendas and pri1436
orities of bilateral and multilateral organizations ? What instruments, lending and non-lending, are used in development cooperation ? What are the main innovations in development ﬁnance ? Is aid effective and what evidence do we have that “aid works” ? Objective of the course : Provide participants with a broad understanding of the international development scene and the emerging aid architecture. Required reading : None ; readings below are recommended.
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Régis BISMUTH (Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None but some background in international law is helpful. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : - Two reﬂection papers. - One ﬁnal exam. Class participation can raise a student's grade up to one notch. Workload : Required readings will be listed on a detailed course syllabus that will be made available to students a week before the ﬁrst class. Required readings are not necessarily related to the topics of refection papers. The preparation of refection papers thus requires for students to carry out additional research. Pedagogical Method : The course will mix lecture, discussion and debate. Course Description : This course will provide students an overview of the legal aspects of the liberalization and regulation of international economic transactions. It will start with an introduction on the main sources and actors of international economic law as well as the political and economic aspects underpinning this ﬁeld. The course will then be dedicated to the study of trade disciplines (in the context of the WTO and of preferential trade agreements) and legal aspects of foreign investment. Emphasis will be placed on common principles (non-discrimination,