Asylum seekers: “Italy has been abandoned by Europe”

The number of asylum seekers in Europe has more than doubled in recent years, representing the biggest movement of people to Europe since the Second World War.
What response can Europe provide? Cécile Kyenge, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and former Minister for Integration in Italy, was this week invited to the Centre d’Etudes Européennes at Sciences Po to debate the issue at a conference focusing on the reception of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe.
 
Exploitation by extreme-right European political parties, the opening and closure of borders, the limitations of the EU plan for the reception of refugees, and the European development aid policy are some of the issues discussed. Drawing upon first hand experience, Cécile Kyenge argues that “Italy has been abandoned” yet remains optimistic about the role that the EU can play. “In the last 60 years, the European Union has never been confronted with a more important issue; we need a common immigration policy based upon mutual support and cooperation". Watch the video.
 
In the run-up to the May 2017 French presidential election, the Centre d’Etudes Européennes at Sciences Po is examining the European issues at stake in the campaign. This conversation with Cécile Kyenge is the first in a series of conferences organised by the Centre for European Studies.

Public Affairs revisited

Public Affairs revisited

The Experimental Programme in Political Arts, a one-year Master’s programme created in 2010 by French philosopher Bruno Latour, is positioned at the crossroads of the social sciences, politics, and the arts. Academic director Frédérique Aït-Touati explains the programme’s unique approach and the reasons behind it.

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The peculiarities of the

The peculiarities of the "future industry"

Ariel Colonomos, a CNRS research professor at CERI Sciences Po, has just been awarded the 2017 International Studies Association (ISA) Ethics Book Award for his book Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics. In this book, Ariel Colonomos investigates the paradoxes of forecasting and future-telling, and explores today’s knowledge factories to reveal how our futures are shaped by social scientists, think-tanks and rating agencies. Interview.

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 Sciences Po awarded Quality Label for French as a Foreign Language

Sciences Po awarded Quality Label for French as a Foreign Language

Sciences Po has been awarded the Qualité Français langue étrangère label (Quality Label for French as a Foreign Language), attaining the maximum score of three stars. Sciences Po has been attributed this label for the quality of its teaching of French as a foreign language, the professionalism and commitment of the teachers and staff, and the conditions in which the students are taught.
 
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How neo-nationalism went global

How neo-nationalism went global

By Karoline Postel-Vinay. For more than ten years, the world has been witnessing a sharp spike in nationalist tensions, coupled with flare-ups in xenophobia and nativism. The ConversationBut it took Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to spark a real conversation about the global rise in neo-nationalism. Western European and North American journalists, intellectuals, and academics are just now getting to grips with the magnitude of this trend.

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Reasons for choosing Sciences Po in the words of guidance counsellors

Reasons for choosing Sciences Po in the words of guidance counsellors

In March 2017, guidance counsellors from around the world visited the Sciences Po campus in Reims. They took a closer look at the day-to-day life of our undergraduate students and discovered Sciences Po's distinctive qualities for themselves: a core social science curriculum delivered in English; international opportunities, a feeling of togetherness on campus, something of a Liberal Arts College in the air, and a capacity to enhance graduate employability.

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