Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
discussion on issues such as social stratiﬁcation, equal opportunity and social justice and provides theoretical elements to reﬂect on the mechanisms of production and reproduction of inequality. It takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach in identifying the resources and social categories at stake in inequality research drawing on economics, sociology, political science, social psychology, history, geography, etc. In addition to describing patterns and trends in economic inequalities, the course deals with the speciﬁcity of class, gender, age, health, ethnicity/race ; discusses spatial, criminal justice, global and intergenerational inequality ; and tackles debates regarding the consequences of inequality. We pay attention to inequality policies and politics all through the course and also speciﬁcally discuss the perception of inequality and the role of public policies. Required reading : Grusky, D. B., M. C. Ku (Eds.) (2008). Social Stratiﬁcation : Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective. Westview Press ; Hurst, Charles E. 2010. Social Inequality : Forms, Causes, and Consequences. Allyn & Bacon ; Manza ; Jeff and Micheal Sauder, (Eds.), 2010, Inequality and Society : Social Sciences Perspectives on Social Stratiﬁcation, Norton ; Neckerman, Kathryn, 2004, Social Inequality, Russell Sage Foundation ; Salverda, W, B. Nolan and T. Smeeding (Eds.), 2009 Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality, Oxford University Press.
Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : All students are expected : - to individually write a policy paper on a problem covered by the conferences and to provide recommendations for addressing it (50% of the ﬁnal mark) ; - to prepare and deliver a 10 min. brieﬁng on one of the proposed topics (30% of the ﬁnal mark) ; - to contribute to the elaboration by the class of a weekly newsletter on WMD proliferation/counter-proliferation issues. (10% of the ﬁnal mark) ; - to actively participate to the last session tabletop exercise (10% of the ﬁnal mark) ; - to actively participate during the coursework (10% of the ﬁnal mark). Workload : Before each session, a comprehensive presentation (slides on technology, policy, operational aspects) will be forwarded, few days in advance : it will support discussions during the course and provide professional basic knowledge for future appointments in counter-proliferation. Students will be supposed to have read it carefully before the lecture which will be a summary (key points, clariﬁcation if needed) and comments. Students are encouraged to visit dedicated blogs on proliferation and read weekly on news related to proliferation issues in order to contribute to the elaboration of the weekly newsletter. Pedagogical Method : Most of the sessions will include : a short overview of the headlines regarding proliferation issues (based on the weekly newsletter prepared by the students), one or two 10-min brieﬁngs prepared by the students followed by a debate, and the lecture itself (interactive discussions are encouraged). The last session will be managed as a table-top exercise played by the students and moderated by the instructor. Course Description : The proposed methodological course focuses on the skills – analytical, managerial and political – that weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation analysis, counter-proliferation situations management and enforced disarmament positions demand. It mainly develops policies, technologies and operations relevant to real-life cases aimed at disrupting proliferation, current and past. The lens will be both national and international. Required reading : Physics for Future President, Richard A. Muller, Norton ed., 2008 ; Cirincione, 1809
WMD COUNTER-PROLIFERATION : INTERDICTION, DETERRENCE AND DEFENSE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Fouad EL KHATIB (Adjoint au chef de service en charge des