Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : - At the end of the semester each student will have to table a brief policy paper (10-14 pages) on a topic related to the issues studied during the course (45% of the ﬁnal grade). The professor will assist on the choice of the subject and will advise ion the research. - Oral participation in class discussions on the basis of assigned readings and class discussions (45% of the ﬁnal grade). - Written individual or collective reports on meeting with ofﬁcials in Paris (and Brussels) and/or participation to selected conferences and seminars on security issues held in Paris (10%). Workload : Some advance readings will be proposed or required before each session in order to facilitate the collective discussion. They will be selected in order to keep up with the latest developments and the background documentation updated accordingly. Pedagogical Method : Each two hours session is made of up to 20 minutes introduction by the professor to the theme, followed by a collective discussions on a “case study”, introduced by a short presentation (15 minutes) by several students. The preparation of the end of semester paper on themes selected by the students, with the guidance of the professor, could be facilitated by individual tutorials by the professor. Given the evolving character of the issues discussed within the seminar, the students are invited to keep abreast of the current events : press articles, think tank reports and academic papers will be, as needed, made available on line. Participants are also encouraged to browse on some on line sites specialized on politico-military affairs such as : NATO College of Defense (www.ndc.nato.int), Foreign affairs (www.foreignaffairs.org) IISS/Survival (www.iiss.org/ pub/survival) European Commission(www. europa.eu.int), Center for Strategic and international studies (www.csis.org), Council for foreign relation(www.cfr.org),Rand Corporation (www.rand.org), Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique(www.frstrategie.org), Institut français des relations internationals(www.ifri.org), Siftung Wissenschaft und Politik (www.swpberlin.org) 1558
Course Description : The course aims at giving a solid knowledge of current security issues both in NATO and EU, allowing, in particular, students to apply later to think tanks or international institutions and diplomatic careers. The course will examine how both NATO and EU countries members are facing the challenges of current international crisis (e.g. Russia assertiveness, Ukraine, Syria and South China sea, North Korea and proliferation, hybrid warfare, for example) and are responding by adapting their policies and capacities. The emphasis will be on political and military aspects. The revived EU debates on defense, the evolving international security situation and the evolution of NATO, starting from the results of the Warsaw Summit meeting (8-9 July 2016), should be at the center of the discussions. It will take into account the orientations of the new American administration as well as European views of the future of the relationship with Russia. The consequences on European security on the various options of a Brexit outcome will be examined as well as the China challenges. Required reading : NATO Warsaw Summit (4-5 September 2014) Declaration and ﬁnal communiqué (www.nato.int/csp/en/natohq) ; Gideon Rachman “Easternisation, war and peace in the Asian century” Vintage 2016 ; EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) eeas.europa.eu ; UK National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 (www.gov.uk/…/ national-security-and defence review) ; French Strategic Review of Defence and National Security Oct. 2017 (www ://defense.gouv.fr /english).
NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS : ADVANCED (LECTURE)
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Thomas DOUENNE (Doctorant), Katrin MILLOCK (Chargée de recherche). Prerequisite : The course assumes no previous prerequisites in economics. It wil