Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
and France, until the turning point of the Fifties ; the two superpowers of the Cold War, the United States and the USSR, until 1991 ; the American “hyperpower” until the tipping point of the Invasion of Iraq in 2003 ; and the Russian “coming back” as illustrated by the last developments in the Syrian drama. Since the Iraqi quagmire, the United States as the other actors of the International Community seem to be unable to prevent a regional tilt towards a sense of chaos conveyed by the failure of the “Arab springs”, the crumbling of the modern States and borders, the growing autonomy of the local actors and the emergence of new transnational non-State actors such as alQaeda and more recently the Islamic State. The course will try to make the point about the actors' identity, the current situation of crises more and more threatening for the international security, and to bring out some keys of understanding. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
opment agencies have become a central part of their international affairs, and for some of the most aid dependent states, foreign assistance has become central to their ability to provide services to their population. For donor states, the provision of development aid has become an important diplomatic instrument for achieving such objectives as getting new political allies, opening markets, or ﬁghting terrorism. This course introduces students to the theory, institutional architecture, and practice of international development since 1945. We will try to address some of the “big questions” (what does development mean ? What are the different theories of change ?) while providing an overview of existing knowledge and practices. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT : POLICY & PRACTICE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND DIPLOMACY, 1945-2017
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 34 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Pooja JAIN (Chercheuse). Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Students will be evaluated on both written and oral assignments. The break-up is as follows : 10 points for class participation and attendance. 20 points for presentations based on the course readings. 20 points for an exposé based on case studies chosen by the students. 50 points for the ﬁnal paper. The length of the paper can vary from 2 500 to 3 000 words. Course Description : This course will introduce students to a conceptual and policy framework pertaining to the ﬁeld of international development and aid. The aim of the course is to lend insight into the world of development, its actors, paradoxes and stakes. We will go through academic readings, relevant material from instititional websites and current affairs in order to encourage thoughtful and critical discussions on existing development policies and practices. We expect that by the end of the term students will be able to come up with their own arguments on existing development policies through coun-
Teachers : Anne-Sophie CERISOLA (Responsable du pilotage de la stratégie Europe et international , Ministère de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation), Laurie SERVIERES (Doctorante). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : The course format will include both lectures and facilitated class discussions of the issues raised in each week's readings. Students are expected to do all the required reading for each week to participate effectively in class. Assignments and distribution of grade : three short essays (1500 words max) discussing sources (30%), a mid-term exam (20%) and a ﬁnal research paper (40%). Regular attendance is essential for the successful completion of the course (10%). Course Description : The provision of aid to developing countries has become an increasingly important part of contemporary international relations. The number of aid donors has increased, and the total amount of aid given to developing countries has risen signiﬁcantly. For many devel