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OAGR 2075 - Transnational Security Threats

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course will examine a broad range of security challenges that transcend national borders, with a focus on their causes and impacts as well as ideas about how to mitigate them. Students will learn about these individual problems and will also gain an understanding of how transnational threats differ from threats that are confined to particular countries or that are interstate in nature. The demands that transnational threats pose for global governance, and the difficulties inherent in collective action and burden-sharing, will be a central theme of the course.


DICKAS, John (Travailleur indépendant)

Pedagogical format

Each of the first ten sessions will include a prepared lecture from the instructor, with students encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussion. The eleventh session will be a simulation exercise, with students taking on the roles of different countries as they react to a shared security threat. The twelfth session will examine the recurring themes of the course.

Course validation

Attendance and participation (10%), Simulation (15%), Mid-term written assignment (25%), Final Paper (50%)

Required reading

  • “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community,” Office of the Director of National Intelligence of the United States, February 2018. Pages 1-17
  • Singh, Ningthoujam Koiremba, and Nunes, William, “Nontraditional Security: Redefining State-centric Outlook,” Jadavpur Journal of International Relations, August 2016
  • Jones, Bruce, Pascual, Carlos and Stedman, Stephen John, “Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in An Era of Transnational Threats,” Brookings Institution Press, 2009. Chapter 1
  • Patrick, Stewart, “The Unruled World: The Case for Good Enough Global Governance,” Foreign Affairs, January/February 2014