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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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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Alumna Rula Ghani, Afghanistan's First Lady

Alumna Rula Ghani, Afghanistan's First Lady

Imagine being a well-behaved young foreign woman far from her family in Paris in May '68. Imagine being any young woman at Sciences Po in the late 1960s, where the 25 percent of female students had to struggle to achieve more than the graduate destination expected of them: marriage. That was Rula Ghani 47 years ago. Today, she is the first First Lady of Afghanistan to have a public profile; an example and source of hope for Afghan women. “I learned to adapt”, she modestly comments. We looked back on the student years of this exceptional alumna, who gave a guest lecture at Sciences Po on Friday, October 13.

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“Ending poverty depends on public and private sector collaboration”

“Ending poverty depends on public and private sector collaboration”

In a speech to students at the School of Management and Innovation, Jose Luis Oquinena, executive director of NGO Gawad Kalinga, made his point very clear: there will be no significant and sustainable advances in the fight against poverty without the investment and commitment of companies. Watch the video with Jose Luis Oquinena.

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The Campus of Le Havre turns 10

The Campus of Le Havre turns 10

The Sciences Po Campus of Le Havre is one of seven campuses and offers the Europe-Asia programme, which is taught in English with intensive French language study. In addition, the campus offers Dual Bachelor’s degrees with Columbia University, Keio University, the National University of Singapore, the University of British Columbia, the University of California Berkeley, the University of Hong Kong, and the University of Sydney.

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Key dates for the start to the new academic year

Key dates for the start to the new academic year

While many students will be enjoying their last days of vacation at the end of August, Sciences Po students will be starting the new academic year. Some students will be taking their first steps as freshmen while others will be returning to familiar ground. It's an important time marked by the different official start dates of the new academic year for each of the Undergraduate College campuses and the seven graduate schools. Find the complete program and get updates about the new academic year on Twitter via the hashtag #RentréeScpo.

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