Master in International Security
Scientific Advisors: Vincent Desportes, Miguel Angel Moratinos, Benoit Pelopidas Academic Advisor: Alice Judell
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Academic Assistant: Agnès Charpentier Tel.: + 33(0)1 45 49 51 30 email@example.com
Program objectives The Master in International Security focuses on the multifaceted changes in international security issues in the 21st century: changes in the international environment (remodelling of the geopolitical system, new forms of crisis and conﬂict, controversial military interventions, international terrorism, nuclear proliferation, etc.), conﬂict regions and the speciﬁc internal transformations in security and defense activities (specialisation, institutional transformation, “judicialisation”, technological developments, etc.). Main orientations and speciﬁc features Students study 9 specialised courses (core courses) addressing the major themes of international security in our global era, choosing a particular approach taught to a very high level of expertise by academics and practitioners. Courses are grouped into the following modules from which all students must take: • Security • Strategy • Use of Force • Conﬂict • International Law • Diplomacy and Negotiation • Proliferation and Arms Control • War and International Justice In addition to the core courses, students choose two concentrations. The PSIA concentrations are the full embodiment of the diversity of course offerings. Please refer to the concentration section included in the general summary of PSIA. The International Security program enjoys close collaboration with French defense institutions, notably the Saint-Cyr-Coëtquidan military school and the French Navy‘s Centre d’études stratégiques de la marine (CESM). A student’s paper award has been established in partnership with the Institut de recherche stratégique de l’École militaire (IRSEM). Accordingly, students have the chance to familiarise themselves with the existing articulations between public and private decision making in the ﬁelds of defense and security. These collaborations also allow students to acquire the theoretical and technical knowledge related to these areas, along with an overall vision of the issues involved in defense, peace-keeping and international security. Career opportunities Young graduates aim at working in national/international administrations, governmental/non-governmental organizations and companies involved in defense, intelligence gathering, advising on country risk, peacekeeping, conﬂict resolution and reconstruction of fragile and failing states, etc.