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and methods of reasoning in common law systems. Tort law is primarily about non-contractual actions for compensation for damage caused by wrongful acts. The seminar will cover the historical background of tort law within the common law tradition and the conceptual foundations of this area of the law. Basic principles associated with tort law will be examined, with a focus on how to read judgments and apply legal principles to different factual situations. The emphasis will be on English law, although the approach taken in the seminar will be comparative, with references to developments in other common law jurisdictions and to French law. Required reading : Kirsty Horsey and Erika Rackley, Kidner's Casebook on Torts, 14th Ed. (Oxford University Press, 2017) (ISBN 978-0-19878527-9) ; Kirsty Horsey and Erika Rackley Tort Law (5th Ed) (Oxford University Press, 2017) (ISBN 978-0-19-878528-6) ; Geoffrey Samuel, Law of Obligations (Edward Elgar, 2010) (ISBN 978-1-84844-764-6).
Johnson & James Wirtz, eds., Intelligence : The Secret World of Spies, 4th edition.
INTRODUCTION TO URBAN HISTORY
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 34 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Sabine BARLES (Professeur des universités), Elsa DEVIENNE (Maître de conférences), Sukriti ISSAR (Assistant professor OSC, SciencesPo), Patrick LE GALES (Research Director CEE - Sciences Po), Selim NADI (Doctorant), Giacomo PARRINELLO (Assistant Professor), Eric VERDEIL (Professor at Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : A short narrative individual essay, to present ideas, emotions and intuitions related to one event, or exhibition, etc., in Paris and its metropolitan region with original photo or sketch. A short minute / note related to an observation on the ground (by groups of two students each) on one of the topics covered in the course (with maps too). Workload : Visit to one exhibition or one event during the semester. Mandatory participation at the urban site discovery, visits and external meetings. Pedagogical Method : 9 sessions of 2 hours + 2 site visits. This innovative course will be a journey into urban history and historiography, articulating lectures, ﬁeld visits and exercises to train and develop a historical approach to the city. Course Description : This course is a transversal common course of the Urban School of Sciences Po. At the intersection between intellectual and practical knowledge of metropolitan issues, it provides students common core of historical and historiographical knowledge. How do cities have been historically managed, governed and inhabited ? What are the major urban transformations and their long-term impact on the organization of cities ? What issues in terms of development, conﬂict management and 1473
INTRODUCTION TO U.S. INTELLIGENCE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Mark LOWENTHAL (President & CEO), Karine MEUNIER (Doctorante). Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : Grading is based on a midterm paper and a ﬁnal paper. Pedagogical Method : This course is conducted as a seminar. Students are expected to take an active role in discussions on a regular basis. Course Description : This course is an introduction to U.S. intelligence, focusing on the role of intelligence in the policy process ; key events that have shaped U.S. intelligence ; how intelligence is collected and analyzed ; the role of Congress in intelligence policy ; current intelligence issues ; and moral and ethical issues raised by intelligence activities. Many of the issues discussed are generic to intelligence in any country but especially in democracies. Required reading : Mark M. Lowenthal, Intelligence : From Secrets to Policy, 6th edition ; Loch