The Paris Agreement: what can we expect from the US?

The Paris Agreement: what can we expect from the US?

On June 13th, the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) welcomed Sue Biniaz, adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and the US State Department’s former lead climate attorney, to Sciences Po. Having played a key role in international climate negotiations, such as COP21 and the Paris Agreement, she delivered her analysis on what we can expect today from the US following the announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

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REINVENTING THE WORLD

REINVENTING THE WORLD

Between May 31st and June 4th, 600 students from around the world gathered at Sciences Po to rethink international relations by taking part in the Paris International Model United Nations (PIMUN) conference. This event, which takes place in Paris each year, was founded in 2011 by students from several universities including Sciences Po, HEC and the Sorbonne.

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Sebastião Salgado donates works to Sciences Po

Sebastião Salgado donates works to Sciences Po

On 29 May 2017, as part of the Political Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean’s tenth anniversary celebrations, Sciences Po was honoured to receive two large-scale photographic works donated by Mr. Sebastião Salgado. This is the photographer's first donation to a university and the first time an artwork has been gifted to Sciences Po. The works, both 1.80m by 2.70m in size, are exhibited on the Sciences Po premises at 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, Paris, and can be viewed by all Sciences Po students, faculty members, staff and visitors.

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“When 'Gomorra' came out, it was met by a deafening silence.”

“When 'Gomorra' came out, it was met by a deafening silence.”

On 29 March, Italian author Roberto Saviano was at Sciences Po for the Italissimo festival to talk about literature, ethics and philosophy. Ten years after the publication of his best-seller Gomorra, Roberto Saviano invited students to reflect on the weight of words in the current era of immediacy and social networks. He also insisted on the need for Europe to adjust the rules of the economic game if it wants to combat organised crime. Watch the video.

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“If we want to empower women, we also need to redefine the notion of masculinity.”

“If we want to empower women, we also need to redefine the notion of masculinity.”

In March, four student associations on the Reims campus; Politiqu’elles, HeForShe, SAGA, and The Feminist Society joined forces to celebrate Gender Equality Week. The objective was to bring students together to address gender equality issues such as women in politics and business; to revisit feminism and notions of masculinity; and to reflect upon fundamental questions about sexuality. Watch the video with the student organisers of Gender Equality Week in Reims.

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Asylum seekers: “Italy has been abandoned by Europe”

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.
 
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World Health Organization Director-General candidates present their vision

World Health Organization Director-General candidates present their vision

On 10 February 2017, the three candidates selected by the World Health Organization Executive Board for the position of Director-General were at Sciences Po to discuss the major challenges facing global health in the years to come. In an interview for Sciences Po, the three selected candidates Dr David Nabarro, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr Sania Nishtar share their priorities for key global health topics.

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Last stop before Davos

Last stop before Davos

On 16 January, over twenty leading world actors in issues of migration and refugees engaged in lively debate with over 800 Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs students and guests during a rich day of dialogue and solutions-oriented discussion.
The annual Youth & Leaders Summit brings together key thinkers and leaders in international affairs to engage in an open dialogue with Sciences Po students, who represent the new generation of international actors from over 105 countries.

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