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- 50% examination(to be determined : essay). All seminars are expected to be prepared by obligatory readings in order to facilitate debats. Some group works will also be prepared for simulation cases. Course Description : Our oceans are the earth's largest habitats. For some civilisations, controlling the seas was a way to control the world and control of the maritime domain (Borders, ports and offshores installations) still remains a sovereign power for nations. Furthermore, playing a key role in the climate system, Oceans contain valuable resources such as oil, natural gas and minerals and they are also homing futures promises strategic elements such as platinum group metals, steel stabilisers, high-tech metals and rare earth elements. Many countries are, therefore, very interested in exploiting the mineral resources of the ocean ﬂoor with a view to securing supplies of raw materials. The industrialization of the deep sea is expanding worldwide since green energies produced trough wind, waves, deep currents or variations of the salinization are mobilizing more and more interests. 99% of international data is transmitted by wires at the bottom of the ocean called submarine communications cables. The high seas are then also deep seas. Nuclearrange submarines cruising 6 months long, quasi invisible, demonstrate that deep seas are challenging strategy. These seminars will help to identify the most important trends, challenges and opportunities for practitioners, decisions-makers, from the world's seas and oceans. It will begin by focusing on the following areas : resources and economic potential of the sea. imaginaries bounded to the seas. environmental issues governance of the sea. Required reading : Sea Power : The History and Geopolitics of the World's Ocean, Jim Stavridis, Penguin, 2017.
Pedagogical Format : Elective Course Description : Political philosophy, being an inquiry into the source of government, has been entangled in the conﬂicts that arise from the common desire to rule. The quarrel between Faith and Reason, between the Ancients and the Moderns, all of these important theoretical conﬂicts, are also attempts at answering the question of who should rule. The answer to that question is inseparable from a certain understanding of human action. The ﬁrst, and maybe, most spontaneous form of discourse about human action is poetry. Over the course of this semester we will try to understand how political philosophy started as a revolt against the authority of Poets, and how this disagreement gave room to a third form of discourse, distinct from myth and theory, that later came to be called History. The material we will use will mostly be drawn from the works of Aristophanes, Plato and Thucydides. Our research won't be guided by an antiquarian love for the past but by the conviction that these three faces of action still structure our understanding of what politics is. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
TOPICS IN LAW
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Marie Hélène TOMLINSON (Enseignante). Prerequisite : Students should be aware that complex legal terminology or “jargon” will be minimized in this seminar, although some basic legal vocabulary will be presented in class lectures. Pedagogical Format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Marie Hélène TOMLINSON (Enseignante). Course validation : The overall assessment will be divided into an end-of-semester examination (30%) and session work (60%). Session work assignments will consist in an individual presentation and in a 5 page dissertation to be handed in at the end of the semester. The end of semester examination will be composed of a general essay. Each student will be required to report on their personal and group work as well as to participate 505
THREE FACES OF ACTION IN GREEK THOUGHT : IDEA, HISTORY, DRAMA (THE)
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
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