On Friday, June 30th, graduation ceremonies took place for the Sciences Po Urban School and the School of Public Affairs at the Maison de la Radio in Paris. William Cox, who earned a Master’s degree from the Urban School, was named a graduate of honour and gave a speech at the ceremony.
Prior to entering the Master’s programme Governing the Large Metropolis, William pursued his undergraduate degree at Boston University in the U.S., studying at the School of Management from 2008-2012. He arrived in Paris in 2013, where he founded the literary publication Belleville Park Pages, and in 2015 he began his studies at Sciences Po. It was during the Master’s programme that William realised his vocation was exploring the consequences for democracy in major cities as a result of technological changes.
Listen to William’s speech, in which he discusses dance party empathy and how it could remedy the divisions and problems we face around the world today.