Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Global Health The goal of the Global Health concentration is to train future high and top-level leaders, be they economic, political and diplomatic, administrators of technical cooperation, enable them to deal with global healthrelated contexts and challenges that obviously require broader expertise and analysis than usually provided by just medicine or public health knowledge. The focus of this concentration is unique in the international arena, • as France and Europe’s public and private institutions have deﬁnitely a long-lasting experience and worldwide acknowledged expertise and leadership in humanitarian affairs as well as development, including globalization, humanitarian action and health, international health policies and strategies and development practices, trade and access to medicines, health ﬁnancing and social protection, innovative ﬁnancing in health, research for development, food security, etc. • and as our collaborations expand to institutions in the European Union as well as with UN agencies in Geneva, or others all over the world, including ﬁeld work in developing countries. The contents of the training is not limited to health issues per se, but include situation and response analysis in relation to access to water and medicines, pandemics and non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, women health and rights, health systems ﬁnancing or policy and strategic making, food security, in various national and international contexts, conﬂict and post conﬂict countries, etc. as well as how international strategies and aid effectiveness debates apply to this area. Examples are inspired by ﬁeld experience. Students are encouraged to think and get prepared to deal with complex and interrelated health and development or health, and human rights and humanitarian affairs challenges. Global Risks Oftentimes, governments concentrate attention on threats (in the instance of a third party’s hostile intention) and less on risks (natural, ecological, health events that can produce havoc without resulting from a hostile intention). For instance, an ecological change can destroy a country and result in a need for emergency aid, but it can equally lead to political disturbances if needs are not met (as the six-year drought in Syria is in part responsible for the rebellion in peripheral cities). An ecological change may also have a positive result, as in the case of the cease ﬁre in Aceh, Indonesia. The Global Risks concentration is devoted to studying the wide spectrum of root and proximate causes of global risks in environment, health, food security, security, cyberspace, and ﬁnancial markets, with a focus on the aftermath of global risks and the best mechanisms for government intervention. The program includes a special focus on emerging risks and best practices (ex: risk identiﬁcation and assessment at the countrylevel, government risk management). Human Rights and Humanitarian Action The Human Rights concentration beneﬁts from the rich curriculum offered in the Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action. Intelligence With a concentration in intelligence, PSIA is shedding light on an exciting ﬁeld that has been quite inﬂuential, yet surprisingly neglected for too long in international affairs. Whilst scholars used to describe intelligence as the “missing dimension” of international relations a couple of decades ago, intelligence has now become a full-ﬂedged component of many contemporary foreign and security policies, as well as a sizeable share of modern states’ apparatus in the aftermath of the counterterrorism reaction. What are the basics of intelligence? How can democracies reconcile the rising expectations towards efﬁcient intelligence policies with the legitimacy risks they come with?