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VR for Empathy

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Students of our Master Marketing programme (fr.) getting closer to the reality of migrants crossing the Mediterranean thanks to a #VR installation.

Many thanks to Jean-Edouard André who teaches "Web, hyper-médias et Empowerment" (fr.) and Sarah Mariotte of smartVR studio for this experience !

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Inclusive Capitalism and Social Progress

Debate about the Conclusions of the Internationa Panel on Social Progress
5th of November 2018 - 5 to 7 pm
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DEBATE AROUND THE CONCLUSIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PANEL FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS AND THE BOOK A MANIFESTO FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS - IDEAS FOR A BETTER SOCIETY

Date: November 5th, 2018, from 17:00 till 19:00 Sciences Po, Amphithéâtre Simone Veil (28, rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris)

What is IPSP?

The International Panel on Social Progress is an independent association of world leading researchers from social sciences and the humanities, who teamed up with the goal of developing research-based, multi-disciplinary, non-partisan, action-driven solutions to pressing challenges of our time. The perspective is that of a reinvented and pragmatic utopia – an optimistic projection towards a world that thinks and acts in favour of social progress and justice.

The Event

After four years of drafting, debating, rethinking and revision, the IPSP report was published in September 2018 (Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, Cambridge University Press) together with a programmatic short book – A Manifesto for Social Progress. We take the opportunity of this publication to present the main results and propositions of the report. A discussion with actors in the field – International Organizations, Business, Civil Society – who all champion Inclusive Growth and Social Progress is a good way to put those results in perspective.

Speakers

Gustaf Arrhenius, Director, Institute for Futures Studies (Stockholm), Professor of Practical Philosophy at the Stockholm University.

Olivier Bouin, Director, Network of French Institutes for Advanced Study. Member of the IPSP Steering Committee.

Marie-Laure Djelic, Dean of the School of Management and Innovation and Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po (Paris). Member of the IPSP Steering Committee.

Martine Durand, Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Data Directorate, OECD.

Marc Fleurbaey, Robert E. Kuenne Professor of Economics and Humanistic Studies, Princeton University. Member of the IPSP Steering Committee.

Helga Nowotny, Former President of the European Research Council (ERC), Professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich. Co-Chair of the IPSP Scientific Council.

Bruno Roche, Chief Economist and Director, Mars Catalyst, Think Tank of the Mars Group.

Frédéric Sève, Member of the Bureau, French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT)

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Thinking of applying to the School of Management and Innovation

Watch the live interview on Friday 16 November at 3 pm
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On Friday 16 November at 3 pm (Paris time), one student from the School of Management and Innovation and Marie-Laure Djelic, the School of Management and Innovation dean, will participate in an online interview on Campus Channel. The conversation will be in English.

Ask them any questions you have about admissions, education, financial aid, career prospects, life in Paris and more, in advance or live on the day.

Don’t want to miss the live interview? Receive a reminder

Submit your question now! The panel will answer it during the live interview on 6 November

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The Camera as a Weapon, Photographs as Bombs

Experimental photographer JR discusses the politicism of art with students at Sciences Po
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Cameras that “serve as weapons”, photos as “political bombs” that “explode”: such was the language of photographer JR when he addressed a packed lecture hall of students at Sciences Po this week. Taking his audience on a two-hour whistle-stop tour of the most provocative pieces of his career – by way of Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and the Mexican border – JR answered the question of whether art is by its nature political. If his compelling lecture made one thing clear, it’s that his work certainly always is.

“The idea is not to show that people are good or that people are bad, it’s to show that in every one of us there is good and bad, but that we are not going to avoid representing anyone. The point is that when one looks at the fresco, everybody is represented: each of us observes one another.”

Whether they are pasted to the exterior of demolished housing estates on Paris’ outskirts, or peering over walls dividing countries around the world, JR’s photos are as much about their viewers as the people they contain. Spectatorship is the crucial concept, as he explained at Sciences Po – his own eyes obscured as ever behind a pair of trademark sunglasses.

Static images become interactive installations, he told students, via the reactions of spectators: whether that means tearing the photos down, strolling obliviously on top of them, or taking a selfie alongside. In that sense, JR’s art belongs equally to the often overlooked (another keyword) corners of society that he seeks to represent, as to the ruling authorities he is usually required to work around.

“We asked [the American Border Patrol Guard] whether we could post the video on social media – because nobody expected that any of the guards would allow that… He said do it, and I must have asked him at least three times: he said do it because that is the only way we will change ideas and reopen the debate.”

Opening up a debate is exactly what JR succeeded in doing within the Emile Boutmy Lecture Hall at Sciences Po. Having processed the artist’s message as much with their eyes as with their ears, students were invited to pose any questions. As they have before in various locations around the world, JR’s photographs proved their tireless ability to open eyes and provoke a reaction.

A full recording of the event is available to watch back (video in French):

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International admissions are now open

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International admissions for the 2019 intake are now open!

Should you need further information on the admission criteria and procedure, please do not hesitate to visit our admissions website.