Centre interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux stratégiques (CIENS)

Seminar on misinformation in the age of Artificial Intelligence

The rapid development of generative AI promises a revolution in our relationship to news information, the structuring of political debate and decision-making. How can we understand their impact on our national and international political systems? This political sociology seminar bridges the gap between research and the worlds of expertise. It aims to provide a scientific […]

AI, information and democracy

Year 2023-2024 / Second SemesterÉcole normale supérieure (Ulm) Teacher : Maïlys ManginContact : mailys[dot]mangin[at]ens.psl.eu Validation : 3 ECTSSchedule: Tuesdays, 18h – 20h starting February 13.Room: Salle Beckett, 45 rue d’UlmPublic: open to all ENS-PSL students Registration here: Form (to be completed once per course. If you wish to register for two different CIENS courses, please […]

European nuclear trajectories

European nuclear trajectoriesThis research seminar is led by Frédéric Gloriant and Pierre-Louis Six. Format: 6 sessions of 2 hours, 3 ECTS. This course is validated as part of the DENS program. It is also one of the accredited courses in the “European Studies” minor. Contacts: frederic.gloriant@ens.psl.eu and pierre-louis.six@ens.psl.eu Schedule: the seminar will take place in […]

PSL Week March 2024: Major contemporary nuclear and strategic issues

Here is the program for PSL Week organized by CIENS from March 4 to 8, 2024. Monday March 04 Salle des Actes from 9:30am to 4pm and Salle Beckett from 4:30pm to 6:30pm (45 rue d’Ulm) 9h30-10h Introduction Frédéric Gloriant, Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Strategic Issues 10am-12pm A global history of nuclear deterrence […]

General Overview of Courses

In the first semester, we offer four general introductory courses (in 24H / 6 ECTS format): Why deterrence? Introduction to strategic issues (Mélanie Rosselet)History of nuclear deterrence (Frédéric Gloriant and Dominique Mongin)Theories and political sociology of international relations (Pierre Ramond)Art, culture and war (Céline Jurgensen)In the second semester, we offer a range of more specialized […]

Cyber conflictuality: new conflicts in other theaters, or new theaters of the same conflicts

Seminar presentation The first two decades of the 21st century, marked by the increasing digitization of societies and economies, have seen cyberspace assert itself as a new field of strategic confrontation, where the revival of geopolitical competition between states is reflected. By multiplying the “gray zones” that blur the scope and definition of warfare, cyberspace […]

Introduction to Strategy

Teachers: Corentin Brustlein and Guillaume Lasconjarias Corentin Brustlein holds a doctorate in political science and is Delegate for Defense Policy and Forecasting at the DGRIS (French Ministry of the Armed Forces). Guillaume Lasconjarias has a PhD in history and is Head of the IHEDN Studies and Research Department. Contact & referent: Pierre-Louis Six pierre-louis.six@ens.psl.eu Format: […]

The risk of nuclear war in the 21st century. History and contemporary challenges of arms control and disarmament policies

Security Council Summit on Nuclear Non proliferation and Disarmament

Teacher : Maïlys ManginContact: mailys[dot]mangin[at]ens.psl.eu Dates and times: Wednesday (16h-18h)Room: salle F, 45 rue d’UlmValidation: 3 ECTSPublic: open to all ENS-PSL students Registration here: Form (to be completed once per course. If you wish to register for two different CIENS courses, please fill in the form twice) Far from the equilibrium of the Cold War, […]

Outer Space and Strategic Competition

Year 2023-2024 / Second Semester Teachers : Lise Dubois and Guillaume Schlumberger Contact: ciens@ens.psl.eu Room: Salle Lettres 1, 45 rue d’Ulm, 2nd floor, Pôle Ressources Lettres (yellow corridor) Schedule and dates Thursday 6-8pm March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, Tuesday May 7 (as May 09 is Ascension Day), May 16. ATTENTION: date of […]

Culture, Art and War

This year-round course, led by Céline Jurgensen, takes place on Thursday evenings from 6 pm, with several external speakers. It is part of PSL’s “Humanités” master’s program. It is open to Normaliens, students and external auditors. Date: Thursday, 6-8pm Registration: please pre-register using this online form: https://forms.gle/C2Mo4NNzWCXHtkAU6 to be kept informed of the progress of […]