Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
Teachers : Laurence FOLLIOT LALLIOT (Professeur des Universités). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Your grade will be determined primarily based upon : (1) class attendance, preparation, and meaningful participation (10 percent, approximately, of your grade) ; (2) a mid-term test based on class reading and discussion (40 percent) ; and, (3) the oral or written presentation of an essay or case (approximately 50 percent of your grade). Workload : Written submission and oral presentation with a PowerPoint support. Guidelines for the preparation of your work will be discussed in class. Your paper should be accompanied by a detailed bibliography. Please bring your laptop to work online during class. Course Description : Case study, laws and procedures dealing with the formation and performance of public contracts, with a focus on common issues and challenges facing government procurement systems across the world (e.g. expansion of trade and investment agreements, growing anti-corruption policies). Students will gain a familiarity with the concept of public contracts, international bidding processes and contract clauses covering contractual issues and conflict resolutions such as arbitration. Readings and materials will bring comparative analysis of the approaches taken by the E.U. system, the U.S. federal system, Regional Trade Zones in Africa, World Trade Organization (WTO), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Financial Institutions such as the World Bank Group, and professional organizations. Required reading : Article : Stephen S. Zimmermann and Frank A. Fariello, Jr. , Coordinating the Fight against Fraud and Corruption : Agreement on Cross-Debarment among Multilateral Development Banks, The World Bank Legal Review 2012, p. 189 ; Stephen S. Zimmermann and Frank A. Fariello, Jr. , Coordinating the Fight against Fraud and Corruption : Agreement on Cross-Debarment among Multilateral Development Banks, The World Bank Legal Review 2012, p. 189.
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC DIPLOMACY & COMMUNICATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Odette TOMESCU (Head of Climate Change Ofﬁce, Directorate General of Globalization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : This is a seminar course. Students will be expected to do the readings in advance and discuss them critically in class and online. An oral presentation (30% of the grade). The oral presentation must be structured argument of 10-15 minutes that presents a review of the subject and question, as well as the literature on this, and raises questions for debate by the class. Each student has to write one essay (3-4 pages 1.5 spaced) answering a question of their choice from the list below, but not the one upon which they have made a presentation (30%). Class participation & discussion (10% of the grade). Participation in this class is extremely important. The class participation grade will derive from regular attendance and everyday discussion and analysis. Please be aware that unexcused absences will impact your grade in this area. Students will be called upon to draft a strategy for a country/organization to be determined in advance (30%), by working in teams to deﬁne context, strengths, weaknesses, targets and goals. Team leaders will be designated for four teams. Team leaders will then present public diplomacy strategies for each country/organization. Course Description : This course examines concepts, practices, institutions, and critical issues in international public diplomacy. We focus on the experiences of seasoned public diplomacy practitioners and a growing body of academic and practical literature in International Relations and Communication Studies. The course will start by exploring the concept and practice of public diplomacy at the general level, and in relation to other concepts, such as propaganda. The course will then