August Bootcamp

The bootcamp for students enrolled in the Master in Advanced Global Studies will take place from Monday 27 August 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018.


August Bootamp Schedule 2018


Modules are all compulsory except the office hours on Monday afternoon and the French tutorial. Completion of the Bootcamp will earn students with 8 ECTS.


Bootcamp Core Courses



Dr. Eugene B. Kogan, is Research Director of the American Secretaries of State Project, a joint initiative of the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School. Dr. Kogan leads the research efforts of the project, which has already interviewed former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton (and will endeavor to interview John Kerry and Rex Tillerson) about the most demanding and consequential negotiations they conducted while serving in the nation’s highest foreign policy office.  Dr. Kogan, who specializes in coercive negotiations and holds a Ph.D. in politics from Brandeis University, is working on a book about nuclear negotiations based on his doctoral thesis, which received the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation’s Raiffa Award for the Best Student Doctoral Paper.  He has taught in Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education and Harvard Professional Development Programs. Dr. Kogan has also co-taught a course on military instruments of foreign policy at Harvard Extension School and a class on diplomacy and negotiation at the Paris School of International Affairs. 

The module will cover the basics and yet necessary skills in the art form of negotiation.



Dr Marta Vicarelli is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on the risks and the socio-economic impacts of climate variability and climate change, as well as on the design of vulnerability-reduction instruments, such as weather-indexed insurance programs. 

From 2004 to 2010, she worked as research fellow at the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies investigating observed impacts and responses to climate change. She is contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report, Working Group II, on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. She joined Yale University as a postdoctoral fellow in 2011 until 2013 investigating the consequences of child exposure to severe weather shocks in early life (i.e. in utero and in the first years of life) on long-term health, cognitive development and educational attainment. 

She holds a B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, a Master of Environmental Economics from the École Polytechnique, as well as a Master of International Affairs and a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University.

The module will cover (1) basic calculus, (2) an introduction to microeconomics, and (3) several lectures on how to use the statistical program STATA.



Dr. Gabriel Morin is professor (Enseignant-Chercheur), lecturer, consultant and coach in Leader and Leadership development. His research explores the new field of the making of a leader and of leadership inside large organizations. 

After almost 10 years as Partner at KPMG Paris, head of recruitment and in charge of career planning, he led a PhD at Paris II Panthéon-Assas. His thesis that is focused on the development of a leader and of leadership has been awarded the Laureate by IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale) and has won the PhD prize of his university. 

Gabriel is professor for a French international business school (ESCE), lecturer for the French Army, for universities (Paris II, Dauphine London, Sciences Po Paris, Chester University) and for Executive Management Programs (IFG, Dauphine). He is also consultant and coach for large organizations.



Professor Kishore Mahbubani is Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, where he also served as Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy from 2004 to 2017. He is the co-author of The ASEAN Miracle. A Catalyst for Peace (NUS Press, 2017).

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