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BAFF 1715A - Europe in a Disruptive World

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 48

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Can Europe as a supranational institution find its place in a competition dominated again by nation-states ? How can a political entity like Europe whose DNA is based on multilateralism behave when the WTO is despised, the Iranian nuclear deal threatened and the Paris accord on climate challenged ? How can Europe , whose faith on free trade goes back to the Treaty of Rome can react in front of the rise of protectionism and the lack of reciprocity in world trade ? How can an actor like Europe who is traditionally reluctant to use force can protect its borders and guarantee its own security at the time where it is challenged by new threats and by the fragility of US commitment ? This course aims at giving students a conceptual framework aiming at understanding the role of the EU in global affairs.


  • HABRIH, Khalil (Etudiant doctorant)
  • LAIDI, Zaki (Directeur de recherche, CEE)

Course validation

One in class midterm exam ( 40% of the final grade ) and one in class final exam ( 60% of the final grade)

Required reading

1 required article and between two or three suggested readings, for each class. Students will have to read Norms over Force. The Enigma of European Power before the final exam. A complete bibliography will be made available to students at the beginning of the semester.