Jacinda Ardern and Justin Trudeau at Sciences Po

They are amongst the youngest heads of government in the world. In Europe for the Commonwealth Summit 2018, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, and Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, made a stop at Sciences Po for two exceptional events.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave a lecture on the challenges of climate change from a Pacific perspective, followed by a dialogue with students moderated by Laurence Tubiana, professor at Sciences Po and ambassador for climate change negotiations in 2015. Watch the interview below.

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, gave a speech on youth and democracy followed by a Q&A with students moderated by the journalist Annick Cojean. Video summary below.

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