Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet has taught courses on terrorism and antiterrorism, political violence, political movements and social change, international relations and security studies for undergraduate and postgraduate students at Sciences-Po (2000-2006), University of Montreal (2006-2008), University of Manchester (2008-2016), Université Libre de Bruxelles (2015 and 2017) and at the Université Saint-Louis (2016-2018).
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (Brussels, Belgium) [2017-2018]
Politiques sociales et prévention de la délinquance
Université Saint-Louis (Brussels, Belgium) [2016-2018]
Introduction to Theories of International Relations
This course is an undergraduate-level introduction to International Relations (IR) theory. It is structured around three core engagements: IR as a branch of philosophical knowledge; IR as a social science; and IR as a dimension of ‘actual existing’ world politics. The course surveys both mainstream and critical approaches to the subject, examining how these theories conceptualise ‘the international’ as a field of study. This course explicitly relates IR to cognate disciplines, reflects critically on the conceptual frameworks and modes of analysis used by IR theories, and studies the co-constitutive relationship between the theory and practice of international relations.
University of Manchester (United Kingdom) [2008-2016]
Advanced Graduate Seminar on International Politics (MA)
This course explored different conceptual and methodological approaches to the study and practice of international relations. Structured through a series of questions, students engaged key epistemological and ontological claims advanced by various theoretical positions in IR enabling critical reflection on the production of knowledge in the discipline.
International Terrorism under question (MA)
Teaching and learning about terrorism is challenging for both methodological and ethical reasons: the question of objectivity and definition, of the access to primary sources, the unprecedented number of publications available on the market, the problem of fear, emotion and ordinary representations of violence and the growing popularity for such a topic are demanding issues for every political science teacher and a challenge for every student who wants to get acquainted with the subject area or acquire more advanced and critical knowledge.
Terrorism and political violence in Europe (UG3)
European contemporary history is fraught with occurrences of political violence that evade the classical definitions of war and crime. In our puzzling violent world, terrorism has become a major source of concern and unease for political actors and a new topic for teaching in academia. Is there a fresh way to understand what has been happening over the last sixty years in the intricate and frenzied confusion surrounding these different European experiences of a particular brutal side of our political modernity? The answer with this course was to essentially get inside terrorism and literally, with a bit of fortune and sociological imagination for only companion, groping for some components of understanding in the darkness of a puzzling and misty world before being entirely disoriented by the blaze and the blast of an explosion.
Security Studies (UG2 & UG3)
What is security? Who is secure? What does it mean to be secure? Who is (are) the agent(s) of security? These are the central questions framing the course and the broader debate in international politics following the end of the Cold War.
Politics of Obscenity (UG3)
The rationnale of this course could be expressed in three main claims: (1) Politics, as a discipline, is not enough to understand politics, (2) there is a need to render historical what has hitherto been hidden from history, and (3) obscenity is more than an engagement with the immoral, the filthy and the proscribed; it is the basis of an argument on the philosophy of knowledge and the sociology of science.
Social Movements and Political Change (UG2)
This course introduced students to the study of social movements. Students learned about the origins of movements, their forms of organisation, and impact upon politics. The emphasis of the course was on detailed case studies of four movements. Students were asked to consider whether social movement organisations have opted to stay outside or enter the political mainstream, whether the different movements have been politically successful or failed to achieve their aims, and whether movements have effectively adapted to changing circumstances or betrayed their ideals. Through the case studies, students were asked to consider the problems faced by outsiders in challenging established interests and institutions and asked what sort of political change can be achieved through radical action.
Research Methods in Politics (UG2) and Research Design and Methodology in International Politics (UG3)
Both courses aimed to equip students for analytical research on contemporary structures, geographical expertise, processes and factors in International and transnational relations. Through the different sessions, students learned how to frame a research question, identifying the data and methods needed to answer the question. During the courses we examined different approaches to research design frequently used in International Relations and presenting an argument. They both aimed at providing an understanding of various methodological possibilities, skills, and a conceptual toolkit for preparing and writing a sound dissertation.
Authority, Subjectivity and Temporality (MA)
This course provided a genealogy of the foundational political concepts ‘authority’, ‘subjectivity’ and ‘temporality’. It was team taught with each of the lecturers taking responsibility for (leading) one third of the sessions (taught with Aoileann Ni Mhurchu and Andreja Zevnik).
Sciences-Po Paris (Paris, France) [2000-2006]
IR, Peace and Conflicts studies (MA)
Sociology of Terrorism and Antiterrorism (UG3)
Historical culture of Police and surveillance (UG2)
Conflicts Regulation and Security (UG3)