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.

Humans of Paris

Humans of Paris

Marco Hazan, a Master of Marketing and Market Research student at Sciences Po, is also the creator of the successful photographic series Humans of Paris, inspired by Humans of New York.

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New members of the Sciences Po faculty

New members of the Sciences Po faculty

Since September 2017, nine internationally recognised academics have joined Sciences Po’s permanent faculty. They will enrich our research and teaching in history, economics, law, political science and sociology with specialisations including the Middle East, financial markets, international law, democracy, gender studies and social networks.

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6 one-year Master’s for professionals from 6 fields

6 one-year Master’s for professionals from 6 fields

Sciences Po offers one-year Master’s programmes for young graduates and early- to mid-career professionals who want to fast-track their career. Each of these six intensive programmes is taught in English on the Sciences Po campus in Paris.

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MICHELIN-STARRED CHEF GIVES A MASTERCLASS AT SCIENCES PO

MICHELIN-STARRED CHEF GIVES A MASTERCLASS AT SCIENCES PO

Alain Passard, French chef and owner of the three-star restaurant L'Arpege, came to Sciences Po on 8 November 2017 to give an exceptional masterclass to students from the School of Management and Innovation. Passard was the first chef to introduce "vegetable-based" cuisine with produce straight out of his gardens.

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“Punitive action is not the only response”

“Punitive action is not the only response”

Should we decriminalise cannabis? Or legalise it? Or, as in one option discussed by the French government, make its use punishable only by a fine? Two members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Michel Kazatchkine, former director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, and Ruth Dreifuss, former president of the Swiss Confederation, came to speak at Sciences Po at a debate with Henri Bergeron, director of the Sciences Po Centre for the Sociology of Organisations, and Didier Jayle, professor of addiction studies at CNAM.

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Diplomacy, or the art to adjusting to reality

Diplomacy, or the art to adjusting to reality

Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy to Syria, came to speak at Sciences Po on the delicate art of negotiation in wartime, an art that requires patience, creativity and faith in peace. De Mistura discussed the case of Syria and gave advice on conflict resolution.

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Saving money, losing lives

Saving money, losing lives

Analysis by David Paltiel, professor at Yale School of Public Health and a visiting professor at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) at Sciences Po.

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 “Being LGBTI is not a Western influence, it’s a human reality”

“Being LGBTI is not a Western influence, it’s a human reality”

In 2012, Anan Bouapha founded Proud to Be Us Laos, the country's first civil society organisation promoting equal rights for young LGBTI. In 2017, he enrolled in a one-year Master’s programme at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs with the goal of acquiring the necessary skills to make his organisation into a think-tank.

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A healthy passion for helping others

A healthy passion for helping others

Ashale Chi from Cameroon is part of the first cohort of MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Sciences Po. Ashale talked to us about her first months in the Europe-Africa programme on the Sciences Po campus in Reims and her healthy passion for helping others.

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Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at Sciences Po

Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at Sciences Po

In October, Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus came to Sciences Po for an hour-long discussion with students at the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs. In the video, Muhammad Yunus reflects on the achievements of Grameen Bank, the microfinance company he created 40 years ago in Bangladesh to allow people with very low incomes to borrow money without collateral. 

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