Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
directly inﬂuence the effectiveness of the states' actions. The course argues that in order devise appropriate strategies, it is imperative to understand the motivations of groups and individuals (grievances) as well as the methods of recruitment, incitement, support, etc. that entrepreneurs of conﬂict (greed) use in order to turn these grievances into violence. As such, the course will provide students with different lenses through which to analyse the manifestations of violent extremism and to use them to think about appropriate, possible response mechanisms. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
gies of the large commodity houses (from asset light to totally integrated models). Students will strategize on these concepts and be confronted with seasoned practioners to challenge their ﬁndings and understanding. Required reading : The King of Oil : The Secret Lives of Marc Rich / published by Daniel Amman ; Hot Commodities, Jim Rogers / published by John Wiley & Sons ; Guide to Commodities, Caroline Blain / published by The Economist.
UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC OPINION IN CONTEMPORY SOCIETIES 2ND PART
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
UNDERSTANDING COMMODITY MARKETS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Enseignants : Thomas VITIELLO (Doctorant). Prérequis : At least, level 4 in English language. Format pédagogique : Séminaire Mode de validation : Midterm exam 25% ; Group presentation 40% ; Articles/Book review 25% ; Participation 10%. Charge de travail : One or two readings per week ; a paper or a book chapter. Readings are mandatory ; active participation in class is strongly encouraged and active participation in the group work is needed in order to truly beneﬁt from the content of the course. Descriptif du cours : This course aims to provide students with the theoretical and the analytical tools to understand public opinion in contemporary societies. Across the sessions, we will address the following questions : what is public opinion ? How to measure it ? What are the trends impacting public opinion ? In the ﬁrst half of the course, students will learn about the theories of public opinion, and the methodological principles and tools of public opinion research. And in the second half of the course students will learn about contemporary trends of public opinion on various issues (society, politics and business). Ultimately, students should be able to critically assess a public opinion report, but also the usage media and political actors do of surveys. 1791
Teachers : Jean-François LAMBERT (Founder and Managing Partner at Lambert Commodities). Prerequisite : Good command of Accounting, Financial analysis and understanding of Financial Markets. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Ongoing evaluation (personal interaction in class) : 20%, Case study work (Group work) : 30%, Final Power Point Presentation (Group work) : 50%. Workload : Six 2-hour sessions. 2-hour weekly homework. 2 credits. Pedagogical Method : Lecture on main notions with Q&A and class interaction, case studies work, presentation to a professional jury (5 pages Power Point max). Course Description : After 15 years of supercycle, we have entered a new era. The price rout has been violent. Have commodities lost their attraction ? With 7.5 billion population worldwide and 9 billion in a few decades, with middle class emerging throughout the world fostering further urbanisation, commodities will remain core to any economic development. This course aims at explaining the commodity dynamics, giving a good command of the key function of trading, of the embedded risks and their management through ﬁnancial instruments, the various strate-