“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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“Brexit was not a nasty accident”

“Brexit was not a nasty accident”

On 7 October 2016, former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband was at Sciences Po to speak at a MaxPo-sponsored event about "Brexit", the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) following the referendum held in June 2016.
Miliband spoke to a packed and engaged audience of students about three main points: Why Brexit? What should the Labour Party do now? What are Brexit’s wider implications?

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"Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed"

On 21 September 2016 at Sciences Po, Gonzalo Restrepo López, a member of the Colombian government's negotiating team in the Havana peace process, gave an optimistic and humble speech to a welcoming student audience. He shared a message of hope for peace in his country, in light of the decisive plebiscite that will be held in Colombia on October 2nd to ratify the agreement.
This event was co-organised by the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs and the Political Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean (OPALC).

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