“When I arrived at Sciences Po, i was left-wing”

“When I arrived at Sciences Po, i was left-wing”

“I was eighteen years old, I was just starting at Sciences Po and I was left-wing because, given what I was and what I was reading, I didn’t see how I could have been otherwise*.” The year is 1989. Édouard Philippe had “only just” passed the Sciences Po entrance exam after a year of literary classe préparatoire. It was the start of three “dream years” for him on the university’s Paris campus.

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Balancing Sports and Academics

Balancing Sports and Academics

Lukas Drammeh was born in Hamburg, Germany, and has lived in multiple countries in West Africa. He attended the Sciences Po Campus of Reims, where he pursued the Europe-Africa programme. Former president of the BDE (Bureau des Élèves) and captain of the Europe-Africa basketball team, Lukas is about to embark on his third year abroad, during which he will matriculate to UNC Chapel Hill in the United States. 

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Counter-terrorism consultant & adventurer

Counter-terrorism consultant & adventurer

Following an agreement between Sciences Po and the Inlaks Foundation in October 2015, a recipient of the prestigious Indian scholarship will attend Sciences Po this fall for the first time. Neha Vijay Nair, Senior Security Consultant at Kawach Media & Databases, will pursue a Master in Advanced Global Studies & International Security. Find out more about her story below.

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“Work doesn't have to feel like work”

“Work doesn't have to feel like work”

Originally from Vancouver, Zak Vescera is pursuing the dual degree between the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Sciences Po. He has completed two years at the Reims campus, where he studied European and American relations, and will matriculate to UBC in the fall, where he intends to major in International Relations, with a speciality in security, and minor in French.

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Encouraging an East-West dialogue

Encouraging an East-West dialogue

The courses offered on the Menton campus focus on the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin countries. Intercultural dialogue and interreligious debate are an important part of campus life, largely thanks to Bernard El Ghoul, the director of the campus, who fosters the common values of tolerance and living together among a student community of diverse backgrounds and origins. Portrait of an esteemed director, whom students affectionately call the "Lebanese Di Caprio."

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"My door is always open"

In over ten years as director of the Nancy campus, François Laval has certainly made his mark. Perhaps this is because he's always available, always active and always concerned about students' personal and academic development.

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