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Part 4 france - eu course - summer 2011

  1. 1. Travel advice<br />
  2. 2. Near our hotel – next to laundry<br />
  3. 3. Near our hotel – next to laundry<br />
  4. 4. Near our hotel – next to laundry<br />
  5. 5. Near our hotel – next to laundry<br />
  6. 6. Fun areas near our hotel…<br />
  7. 7. Fun areas near our hotel…<br />
  8. 8. Marais - Walk this neighborhood!!<br />
  9. 9. Modern Art – Pompidou (1905-today)<br />
  10. 10. Louvre (expect BIG crowds)<br />
  11. 11. Louvre (expect BIG crowds)<br />
  12. 12. Montmartre – church “Sacre-Coeur” (sacred heart)<br />
  13. 13. Montmartre (behind church)<br />
  14. 14. Montmartre (behind church)<br />
  15. 15. Rue Mouffetard (Latin Quarter)<br />
  16. 16. Rue Mufftard (Latin Quarter)<br />
  17. 17. In front of Hotel De Ville<br />
  18. 18. Notre Dame<br />
  19. 19. Take THIS bus rather than the subway<br />
  20. 20. Take THIS bus rather than the subway<br />
  21. 21. Take THIS bus rather than the subway<br />
  22. 22. French Onion Soup<br />
  23. 23. croque monsieur<br />
  24. 24. croquemadame<br />
  25. 25. Food & DrinkMenu of the day is the way to go!<br />
  26. 26. Tips for Paris…<br />Avoid the most popular areas<br />Avoid cafes near popular tourist areas<br />Look for local areas where locals go. Look for crowded cafes OFF the main tourist areas<br />
  27. 27. Tips for Paris…<br />Say “hello” when you walk in, “good bye” when you leave<br />Say “thank you” all the time<br />If you bump someone… say “sorry”<br />Apologize for not speaking French <br />Question – who knows how to say these phrases?<br />
  28. 28. Welcome to France !!<br />Introduction to the European UnionProf. Brian Butler<br />
  29. 29. Prof. Brian David Butler<br />About: Brian Butler is a professor of International Finance and European Studies with Forum-Nexus Study Abroad, an academic program which is co-sponsored by the IQS Business School of the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, and the Catholic University of Milan.  <br />Brian was previously a teacher at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, MBA program in Miami, and was a researcher at the Columbia Business School in New York.  In Brazil, Brian has taught at FBV in Recife.<br />He previously worked for Honda of America Manufacturing in Ohio, and was involved in international trade.<br /> <br /><br /><br /><br />
  30. 30. my slides:<br /><br />
  31. 31. Exam material (potential)<br /><ul><li> Students responsible for content from:</li></ul>Prof. Brian’s lectures<br />Guest lectures<br />Group discussions during class<br />Student presentations during class<br />International IQ sessions (including map)<br />Professional Visits<br />Assigned readings – book + supplemental readings<br /><ul><li>Notes:
  32. 32. Exam questions may come from any of these sources
  33. 33. Recommended exam review – pay attention to my lectures. If there is something I think is important from professional visits, or international IQ sessions, or from the book…we will try to review it again in class. </li></li></ul><li>Required books<br />Required Textbook:<br />The European Union Series, “Understanding The European Union, A Concise Introduction”, John McCormick, 4th Edition, 2008, Palgrave MacMillan<br />Read – all<br />Special focus on: last 3 chapters<br />
  34. 34. Course RULES + Expectations:<br />Attend ALL classes, professional visits<br />Turn in assignments before class <br />Be prepared for class discussions – lots of small group assignments during class<br />Contribute to group assignment (team grading / peer review)<br />
  35. 35. Rules / Expectations:<br />Request<br />Closed book, open mind, Please turn off everything except your minds…I want your full attention – this is a “participatory” class <br />No sleeping (if you feel tired, please stand up, go get some water, come back)<br />no laptops (sorry) <br />No blackberries, no iPhones, no iPads, etc, etc…<br />
  36. 36. participation<br />Group projects<br />Individual projects<br />Expectations…<br />
  37. 37. Personal DAILY homework…<br />Be ready to discuss local situation with respect to ongoing crisis (what is happening in Spain? France? Italy? Greece? Etc..)<br />
  38. 38. INDIVIDUAL project…<br />By End of your program: Interview at least 3 people during trip (locals, professionals, taxi drivers, doorman, professors, etc…)<br /><ul><li>Turn in 1- page paper with summary of your findings BEFORE taking final</li></ul>You may ask… <br />What is your opinion of the EU? Of Germany? Of the Euro (currency)? Of crisis in Ireland / Greece? Do you think your country should leave the EU? Leave the Euro? Why?<br />
  39. 39. Individual PRESENTATIONS<br />Daily (every lecture)… starting AFTER Milan<br />Be prepared for individual presentations IN CLASS:<br />Q. “Should Turkey join the EU?”<br /> Be ready to argue both “for” and “against” (from EU and Turkish perspectives)<br />But, HOOK – no 2 presentations in row with same position (YES, NO)… so you should be prepared to argue case from both perspectives…<br />Sources: online, book, lectures, and “Turkey” article from (to be distributed by email PDF)<br />
  40. 40. Team Project<br />Details:<br />We will review the team project TODAY<br />
  41. 41. Team Project<br />Teams will be made up of 3-4 students each. <br />DUE: BEFORE the last day of class, students must submit group project (1 paper for group with all students names, individual sections indentified by student name) by email to (or print, hand in)<br />Undergrad teams: The project report should be between 6 and 8 pages long <br />Graduate teams: The project report should be between 8 and 10 pages long <br />Font: Arial, Size:12, Line Spacing: 1.5<br />Peer review at end of project to affect 50% of grade (adjustment of individual grade is based on peer review of contribution to group project)<br />
  42. 42. Organizing Teams<br />Team members should have same end date (city)<br />Do NOT mix GRAD / UNDERGRAD<br />Ideally: Teams should be made up of one BUS, one POL, and one SOC (EUR can substitute / select any)<br />Teams may have 2, 3 or 4 members (as long as above rules followed). 4 members only as last resort, and must be pre-approved.<br />
  43. 43. Team Project<br />There are two parts to the project: <br />Part ONE is required by everyone and submitted as team. <br />Students must try to answer all (OR AS MANY AS POSSIBLE) of the suggested questions listed below. <br />
  44. 44. Team Project – PART 1<br />ALL GROUPS MUST ANSWER THIS SECTION<br />Euro-zone Debt / Fiscal Crisis:<br />Questions to consider:<br />Euro – will it break up? Stay together? Will Greece be kicked out? Leave voluntarily?<br />Can “competitiveness” (of countries exports) be restored without currency devaluation?<br />Should EU leaders listen to the protestors? Or, follow through on tough reforms?<br />Can the EU afford its (expensive) “social welfare” model?<br />
  45. 45. Team Project – PART 2<br />Part TWO MUST be submitted INDIVIDUALLY (turn in with group paper, but LABEL as individual component. Don’t make me guess!)<br />Each student answer ONE of these sections to answer. <br />Students taking POL, must answer the POL section. Within that section, answer as many questions as possible. Likewise for the BUS, and SOC sections. <br />Students of EUR may choose any section<br />
  46. 46. Team Project – PART 2 – section 01<br />POL section 01:<br />Answer as many questions as possible:<br />Should EU consider enlarging in the next 5 years (considering the current fiscal crisis, Euro crisis, etc)? Why? Why not? (NOT CONSIDERING CROATIA)<br />Should the enlargement include Turkey?  What are the reasons for including/ excluding Turkey from EU membership? <br />If not Turkey, then who? (NOT CONSIDERING CROATIA)<br />
  47. 47. Team Project – PART 2<br />POL continued:<br /> Answer as many questions as possible:<br />Will we see war again in Europe within your lifetime? Is there a threat of Germany/ France hostility? What if the Euro breaks up (do you think this adds to the potential threat of war in Europe)?<br />On the world stage (with respect to “Security and foreign relations”) – does it make sense for the EU to speak with one voice (or should individual countries continue speaking for their self-interests)? How does the rise of new powers such as China change your argument?<br />
  48. 48. Team Project – PART 2<br />POL continued:<br /> Answer as many questions as possible:<br />What do you think the EU should be in the future?  Should it become a "United States of Europe", totally unified and a super-state, or should it be a looser union (not any deeper than now)? <br />Ideally, should the EU become a global rival to the USA, a second superpower to balance the US internationally?  <br />With respect to security, defense, taxation and other sensitive issues, do you think countries of Europe should cede more power to the EU?<br />What does the term “euro-skeptic” mean? Which countries does this term normally refer to? Why are they more “euro-skeptic” than others? <br />Does the euro-zone crisis of 2010-2011 have any impact on the “euro-skeptic” parties of various EU countries? Does the crisis make “integration” more, or less likely in the near future?<br />
  49. 49. Team Project – PART 2<br />BUS section 02:<br /> Answer as many questions as possible:<br />Regarding the Single Market and Euro-zone; Can the European “single market” survive if the euro were to break up? Is it possible to have “one market” without having “one currency”?<br />How does the single market help European businesses to compete with global competitors (US, Japan, China, etc)? How does the single currency help / hurt?<br />How has expansion into Eastern Europe helped / hurt this goal (of helping European businesses compete with global competitors?<br />
  50. 50. Team Project – PART 2<br />BUS continued<br /> Answer as many questions as possible:<br />How important has the euro currency been to helping European companies compete globally?  <br />What are the key issues of the single market in the future? Will the single market still exist in 10-20 years? <br />What needs to be done to make the single market function even better? (think “services”, etc)<br />
  51. 51. Team Project – PART 2<br />BUS continued<br /> Answer as many questions as possible:<br />If you were a Chinese or Korean appliance manufacturer looking to produce products for the European market, and if you wanted a mixture of cheap labor, no import barriers, and good logistics... In which country would you place your factory? Why?  What about if you were a sub-contractor making parts of machinery for export to Germany (where the products were going to be exported to China)?<br />
  52. 52. Team Project – PART 2<br />SOC section 03: <br /> Questions to consider:<br />Is the “Social Welfare” model of many Western European countries (such as France) collapsing? Why? What is the impact on the middle class?<br />Can “culture” be used for economic development? How? Give examples of countries, regions, cities using "culture" to enhance economic development?<br />
  53. 53. Team Project – PART 2<br />SOC continued:<br /> Questions to consider:<br />Regional identity and immigration; Is it possible to talk about a "European" identity / citizenship? Why? How?  <br />If jobs were available in Germany, and unemployment high in Spain, do you expect to see Spaniard immigrating to Germany? If not, why not? What does this say about the potential for the future of the single market and currency union?<br />
  54. 54. Team Project – PART 2<br />SOC continued:<br /> Questions to consider:<br />Immigration: Why is the rise of anti- immigrant parties and sentiment (since the fiscal crisis began) in Europe a worrying trend? What is it about Europe's past that makes this trend all the more worrying?<br />
  55. 55. Team Project – PART 2<br />SOC continued:<br /> Questions to consider:<br />Do you agree with the statement that "war is the natural state in Europe", and that the EU is the tool created to maintain the peace?  What if the EU were to fail as a political project? Do you predict that war would return to the continent?<br />
  56. 56. Team Project<br />Content suggestions: No “bullet-point”-style answers. This is an academic paper. Each section should include an introduction, body and conclusion, and should be well-written (use spell and grammar checking). Someone in the group should be responsible for overall project editing to make sure the thoughts flow together in a meaningful way, and that points made do not conflict with one another.<br />Each student must turn in individually the PART 2 of the project. No copying, NO plagiarism, no working together. <br />You must properly reference all your work. Plagiarism will result in an “Failed” (F) grade for the course<br />
  57. 57. Team Project<br />Grading<br />Comparative – one team vs. other<br />Suggestion – spend time making sure paper “flows” well… one argument to next, and is NOT repetitive. Try to answer all questions, giving equal weight to each section<br />Spell and grammar check! <br />
  58. 58. France <br />
  59. 59. Notes from Professional visit:<br />Renault nationalized after war... After German occupation... Forced to produce German tanks... <br />Explains why France historically agrees w gov’t role in industry, not as philosophically opposed as Americans<br />
  60. 60. Notes from Professional visit:<br />Cross cultural... Big reason why Renault / Nissan NOT a merger... <br />Lessons from failure w Volvo from Sweden<br />
  61. 61. discussion<br />France<br />
  62. 62. A few Questions:<br />What differences have you notices so far? (between France & home) and (Spain vs. France)<br />Besides the language … what is different?<br />
  63. 63. Question:<br />What do you like / dislike (so far) about Paris?<br />
  64. 64. Tips for Paris…<br /><ul><li>Say “hello” when you walk in, “good bye” when you leave
  65. 65. Say “thank you” all the time
  66. 66. If you bump someone… say “sorry”
  67. 67. Apologize for not speaking French
  68. 68. Question – who knows how to say these phrases?</li></li></ul><li>(re) Read article “Gloomy France” from Hugo<br />Lets discuss…<br />
  69. 69. Collapse of social welfare state in Europe?<br />Question:<br /> ARE we witnessing the potential collapse of the social welfare state in Europe? If so, why?<br />Group answer (write names… and turn in at end of class)<br />
  70. 70. Bus ride through Paris…<br />
  71. 71. During the tour…<br />Note: “most of Paris’ beautiful buildings are from the 17th-19th Century. And that most of the buildings survived the wars because of one important reason… why?<br />
  72. 72. During the tour…<br /><ul><li>How?
  73. 73. One reason…
  74. 74. because of “Quick surrender during WWII (no fighting, no bombing)…city’s architecture was saved… “
  75. 75. Note… Now, today… Paris is by far the #1 most touristed city in the world (how would that be different if the French had resisted, and their city destroyed?)</li></li></ul><li>WWII<br />Note that 1940’s is not long after 1914-8 WWI<br />
  76. 76. WWII<br />Note that 1940’s is not long after 1914-8 WWI<br />
  77. 77. Imagine…<br />How terrible it must be for the French to see images of Hitler in Paris<br />But on the other hand… how much more terrible could it have been…<br />
  78. 78. England – air raids / bombings<br />
  79. 79. England – air raids / bombings<br />Dec 1940<br />Sept. 1940<br />
  80. 80. Dec 1940<br />Oct. 1940<br />
  81. 81. Oct. 1940<br />
  82. 82. Here's a picture of some folk going to work the morning after the terrible bombing raid of November 1940. - after enduring 11 hours of  bombing! <br />Nov. 1940 - <br />
  83. 83. Germany– air raids / bombings<br />
  84. 84. Italy – air raids / bombings<br />
  85. 85. Questions<br /><ul><li>How many people have Grandparents that fought in WWII? Or, parents that were born right after (baby boom)?
  86. 86. How easy do you think it is for Europeans to forgive their neighbors?
  87. 87. How about trust?
  88. 88. ** think about this as we discuss the “European Union”</li></li></ul><li>Slide show to see:<br />Everyone should see the images here:<br /><br />(selected images below)….<br />
  89. 89. Note: Renault factory is in Normandy!<br />Allied soldiers, vehicles and equipment swarm onto the French shore during the Normandy landings, June 1944.<br />
  90. 90. American soldiers wade from Coast Guard landing barge toward the beach at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. <br />
  91. 91. U.S. soldiers approach Omaha Beach, their weapons wrapped in plastic to keep them dry, June 1944. <br />
  92. 92. The liberation of Saint-Lo, France Summer 1944, allied jeeps and soldiers among the ruins<br />
  93. 93. UK attitudes toward the EU<br /><ul><li>How are UK attitudes toward the EU different ?
  94. 94. Compare vs. France, Netherlands
  95. 95. Question – how do you think the experience during the WWII was different? </li></li></ul><li>contrast<br />Normandy invasion is remembered as a moment of GLORY for British, American and Canadian troops (taught in history)<br />But, German bombing of London… a time of terror<br />
  96. 96. Dec 1940<br />Oct. 1940<br />
  97. 97. Questions:<br />How do you think this “combo” of memories affects UK’s relations with the rest of Europe? <br />Or, the UK attitude toward “the use of force” to solve international problems (think Iraq war)<br />
  98. 98. Questions:<br />How is the experience of France different? (think “shame” of surrender, and “shame” of being rescued by the British!)<br />How is the experience of the Germans different? (think of shame of being the bad guy in history books)<br />Is there any such thing as THE history . <br />Lesson – history books of each country will tell the story differently. And, the lessons from the same event will be DIFFERENT depending on which “nationality” you are…<br />
  99. 99. Questions:<br />Is it possible to talk about a common “European” culture?<br />
  100. 100. European Culture discussion<br />CULTURE<br />
  101. 101. Comments about Culture (in Paris)<br />Volume of conversation – <br />Europeans typically talk quieter, to only one person at a time<br />Question – If you go to a dinner with a group…. do you think its ok to talk to the whole group as one big conversation? <br />Which is the “right” way?<br />How do you think Europeans think of “loud” tourists<br />
  102. 102. Weekend<br /><ul><li>Did anyone go out of town last weekend?
  103. 103. Where? (UK? Netherlands?)
  104. 104. What did you see that was different (from France, from home)? What did you like? Dislike?</li></li></ul><li>Comparing culture…<br />Paris has lots of neighborhood Café’s <br />(with coffee, cigarettes and glasses of wine / hot chocolate / literature and discussions about the meaning of life, existentialism, etc)<br />What does London / Amsterdam have ?<br />
  105. 105. Weekend<br /><ul><li>Paris – café’s, coffee, wine + discussion
  106. 106. London – pubs, beer & soccer (football)
  107. 107. Amsterdam – “coffee” shops, pot, legalized drugs, prostitution
  108. 108. Question – why are they different? What does the difference tell you about the NATIONAL cultures, values, traditions?</li></li></ul><li>Amsterdam, Netherlands<br />Liberal attitudes toward drugs, sexuality, etc…<br />Question – how does this compare with other countries in Europe? Are they all the same? <br />