Institut Supérieur des Sciences Politiques et Administratives

Master en Diplomatie et Sécurité Internationale

36 crédits


Common Core
POL515Challenges of Globalization
3 credits
This course provides a multidisciplinary approach to the challenges of globalization, with a particular emphasis placed on its scope and its economic consequences. We will discuss the much debated theoretical questions about globalization, and combine it with an analysis of changes in the balance between powers in the 20th and 21st centuries, including the decline of traditional powers, the emergence of new regional powers, the multiplication of decision centers, and the role of international governance in organizations.
DIS535Foreign Policy Analysis
3 credits
This seminar focuses on a comparative study of various foreign policies (great powers, medium-sized powers in developing countries, etc.). This is a theoretical and empirical analysis of decision-making in foreign policy. Several cases are examined in: European American foreign policy, Japanese, Chinese, etc., The policy period and routine in times of crisis will also be analyzed.
DIS530Introduction to Strategic Studies
3 credits
The objective of this seminar is to provide the students with an introduction necessary to the understanding of current debates about the threats of security order. The first part of the course provides an introduction to theoretical interpretations of international security. The second part, it deals with general issues such as coercion and use of force, alliances, security cooperation, etc.
RIN546Mediation and Conflict Resolution
3 credits
The demand for expertise in mediation and conflict resolution is under constant development, because conflicts and tensions are on the increase in our society, whether at the political level or in other fields. This seminar aims at answering this demand by providing highly practical tools and methods to help our students become more efficient negotiators.
RIN548Multilateral diplomacy in international and regional organizations
3 credits
International organizations, governmental and nongovernmental, play an increasingly important role in the world and in the region in particular. This course offers students practical knowledge about the functioning of key international organizations, as well as the practical details and governance of the countries in which they operate, in humanitarian work, public assistance development or international cooperation.
DIS565Actions and Humanitarian Law
3 credits
International humanitarian law is a set of rules designed to limit the effects of armed conflicts. It protects persons who are not taking part in hostilities. This seminar examines the development and implementation of international treaties and conventions, through an approach that is both theoretical (legal standards) and practical (diplomatic action, action on the ground). It attempts to answer the question to what extent international humanitarian law is able to protect the victims of armed conflicts.
DIS555Diplomacy and International Migration
3 credits
These are the countries of the southern hemisphere that supply the bulk of international migration flows. Several Western countries emphasize their security policies related to the international mobility. However, it is commonly accepted that if there were no borders, there would be no migrants. This seminar highlights the link between the phenomenon of migration, which creates security problems and various diplomatic strategies put in place for its management.
DIS550Diplomacy and risk analyzes in the current geopolitical Situation
3 credits
"Risk" is a term that can be defined as "the product of a hazard and a vulnerability." This seminar starts from the evolution of international diplomacy since World War II, to then look at the development of diverse strategic and military threats, threat perceptions, as well as the manipulation of perceptions.
DIS545Diplomacy in Global Energy Policies
3 credits
The 20th and 21st centuries saw the birth of several types of organizations dealing with the energy issues. From the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to the International Renewable Energy Agency, passing by the International Energy Agency (IEA), what are the different economic policies that have been discussed and applied to manage the energy sectors? This seminar attempts to provide answers taking into account the variety of the energy market (nuclear, oil, solar, wind, etc).
DIS560Diplomatic Management of Energy Security in the Middle East
3 credits
This seminar aims at shedding light on the evolution of the Middle East as oil and nuclear power. The oil producing states are rich countries but mostly rentier economies, heavily dependent on oil revenues. What diplomatic policy should be put in place knowing that this region is poised to be among the most polluting areas of the planet due to a significant increase in energy consumption? Other sources of energy are also discussed in this seminar: hydro, solar, wind, etc.
6 credits
POL505Methodology of writing and research in political science
3 credits
RIN550Terrorism and International Security
3 credits    |    Pré-requis: POL211 And POL336 And POL213 And SPO431 And POL321 And POL212
This course discusses some theories of the causes and consequences of terrorism. The first part of the course provides a good background concerning the discipline of terrorism and counterterrorism studies. Indeed, this course offers the chance to develop an understanding of the scope and nature of terrorism as it relates to the Middle East. Students will develop the ability to differentiate between varying forms of terrorism in relation to the political and societal context from which they originate and the differing domestic, regional and international responses they provoke. The last part of this course provides the tools to analyze and to understand the new kind of terrorism (cyberterrorism, bioterrorism, etc…) and the new counterterrorism strategies.
DIS570The Armed Forces in the Management of Security and Defense
3 credits
This seminar explores the success of the armies in the field of defense and security in the local and international context, as well as other forces, implementation, evolution and the limits of military power. The approach of this course will focus on the relationship between military, political, technological, and ethical, as well as military effectiveness and military occupations. Case studies are also planned to consolidate students' knowledge in this area.
DIS540War Studies
3 credits
This seminar opens the debate on the theory of the causes and consequences of war. It leads a largely theoretical reflection at first, then deals with the impact of new global threats on the perception and the development of new armed conflicts. This seminar attempts to conceptualize approaches to improve clarity of the concepts related to the security issue, and then the imprecise (common security, preventive war, coercive or preventive diplomacy, etc). The last part is dedicated to the analysis of "a new kind" of armed conflicts.


La mission du département des Relations Internationales est de former les étudiants aux théories et aux enjeux politiques et économiques qui structurent les relations entre les États, en leur offrant un programme axé sur les thèmes suivants :
- La gestion des conflits.
- Les enjeux sécuritaires.
- Les enjeux politiques, économiques et internationaux dans la région méditerranéenne.

Objectifs Éducatifs du Programme

1. Les diplômés démontreront la capacité d’évaluer les différents contextes politiques, géographiques et culturels sur la scène internationale.
2. Les diplômés interpréteront les conflits au niveau international afin de proposer des stratégies appropriées pour les résoudre.
3. Les diplômés développeront leurs compétences orales et écrites pour communiquer dans le domaine de la diplomatie et de la sécurité internationale.

Aboutissements du Programme

a. Les étudiants acquerront les méthodologies de la recherche scientifique portant sur divers contextes politiques, géographiques et culturels sur la scène internationale.
b. Les étudiants traiteront les questions qui englobent les conflits internationaux. Ils seront capables de concevoir et de mettre en œuvre des stratégies de résolution des conflits.
c. Les étudiants adapteront les outils et les techniques de la communication orale et écrite aux exigences spécifiques de la diplomatie et de la sécurité internationale.
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