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A true Bible, The Grand Syllabus gives details on courses and their pedagogical aims, presents the research laboratories and their lines of research, and takes an inventory of Sciences Po diplomas at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and Executive education levels. 2 300 pages dedicated to the diversity of knowledge available at Sciences Po, from the “History of political ideas”, to “Writing with Proust”, to “Climate Change and International Security".
Beyond this abundance of knowledge, The Grand Syllabus also provides an overview of what profoundly defines SciencesPo: a place of interdisciplinary exchange and dialogue that is deeply connected to social issues. An institution that, since its creation in 1872, has continuously evolved to become a World Class University. Discover the 2013-2014 Grand Syllabus on line (available in French and English).
Félix Aberasturi, Argentinian artist, has created a series of works of art 'Labyrinth of Mirrors' inspired by Jorge Borges' writings which deeply mouve him. "Borges and I - that is an experience shared by millions of men and women throughout the world who, like myself, have let the master's hand slip them into universes parallel to our own (an yet so much more real...) We all know today, that one does not go through that experience untouched…" (Félix Aberasturi)
We are very happy to be able to be able to exhibit a selection of these works of art at the Library under the high patronage of the International Jorge Luis Borges Foundation.
Ines and Kenza met and became friends while students at the Middle East and Mediterranean campus of Sciences Po in Menton. Ines grew up in Jerusalem, Kenza grew up in Rabat. During their mandatory third year abroad, Ines chose to go to Cairo while Kenza went to Tel Aviv.
Back in France, they both noticed that what was being said in conferences and debates in Paris about the israeli-palestinian conflict didn’t accurately reflect what they had seen during their experiences abroad.
Based on these crossed observations, they decided to do something to portray the israeli-palestinian issue differently and discussed the value of adopting a multi-disciplinary approach. This common desire led to the creation of the Off-the-wall Pilgrimage, a unique israeli-palestinian festival that will take place at La bellevilloise in Paris on the 24th and 25th may 2014.
Gathering Israelian and Palestinian artists from different fields and backgrounds (theater, music, cinema, architecture, etc.), the aim of this festival is to show original and committed projects and to expose the unseen and unheard in the israeli-palestinian topic. Watch the video to learn more about Ines, Kenza and the first ever Israeli-Palestinian festival to be held in Paris.
Luc Rouban, CNRS Research Director at the CEVIPOF, has received the 2013 Labor History Non-US Best Article award for his article: “Back to the Nineteenth Century: the Managerial Reform of the French Civil Service”. Labor History is an internationally well-known peer-reviewed journal devoted to research in the field of labor sociology and history.
This article has been distinguished for its innovative approach to an imporant issue : reforming the State. In this study, he has associated the political sociology of values with the sociology of the State, two perspectives which usually ignore each other. This work demonstrates that this marriage has proved to be more than fruitful.
The French civil service managerial reform initiated in 2007 was supposed to establish a brand new professional world where civil servants would be called to use new public management (NPM) methodology and tools in order to be more efficient and accountable. The final goal was to ‘privatize’ civil servants at least partially. Beyond the economic argument in a time of deep fiscal crisis, the rationale of the reform was political and philosophical, to eliminate the specificity of the civil service. The implementation of the reform and a massive reduction in force have produced systematic conflicts with unions, and most managers have rejected measures that had been designed to foster their individual motivation. A central argument of this article is to show that the values of this NPM reform run counter to those of a majority of civil servants and that public management is not politically neutral. Another argument, based on empirical surveys, is to demonstrate that this reform is of a conservative nature, designed to reinforce traditional hierarchies within the State bureaucracy. Finally, the so-called modernity of public management has produced an involution regression toward the social and professional structures of the nineteenth century.
Academic publications in the field of international relations are largely dominated by American journals. Against this background, the purpose of ERIS, the new European Review of International Relations, is to document the diversity of scientific research in IR across Europe and to make a genuinely “European voice” heard within the discipline. Co-hosted by CERI at Sciences Po and the Canterbury Christ Church University and published three times a year by Barbara Budrich, ERIS intends to reflect the European specificities and approaches and to be an outlet in English for non-English language authors.
ERIS will indeed consider for evaluation manuscripts submitted in their original language (including Turkish and Russian). A substantial section of the journal will review in English books and works published in other European languages.
You are cordially invited to attend the ERIS launch event, on Monday, May 26th, 6:00 PM at CERI, which will address the topic: “Is there a European way of studying IR?”
All European scholars interested in submitting an article are encouraged to consult the notes to contributors.
Editors: A.J.R. Groom (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Christian Lequesne (CERI Sciences Po)
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France will host and chair next year's Paris Climat 2015 Conference. Laurence Tubiana, Director of the Sustainable Development Center, Scientific Advisor and Associate Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po, and Member of the steering committee for “Paris Climat 2015: Make it Work,” has been nominated as the Special Representative of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Laurent Fabius for this conference.
Sciences Po graduate Kimberly Panicek Trueblood is currently the Director of White House Operations. Since graduating from the MPA programme in 2009, Kimberly has focused on the intersection of public policy and government operations. During President Obama's first term, she had both programmatic and management roles at the US Treasury Department where she served as the Director of Business Operations and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance. After the President’s re-election in 2012, she joined the White House as the Director of White House Operations. She manages a team of 12 staffers responsible for the White House budget, technology, and campus operations.
The Master of Public Affairs at Sciences Po is a two-year professional degree preparing young professionals for careers of global significance.
Sneha Ashtikar is an Indian student at the Sciences Po Law School, currently on a gap year to gain practical work experience as an Intern at Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris.
In an interview for the website superlawyer.in, she explains why she chose Sciences Po and how it is different from Master degrees in countries such as the US and UK. She gives law students precious advice about application procedures and other requirements for studying at Sciences Po. Sneha also shares her love for France and for the French language, and gives a glimpse into her amazing life and experiences in Paris. Read the interview of Sneha.
The Sciences Po Law School aims at educating law professionals of a very high caliber, capable of adjusting and evolving in a professional world that is constantly changing. The Sciences Po Law School gives students the opportunity to not only join the Bar, but also to contribute to the business world, economic regulation agencies or the Judiciary. In 2014, the Sciences Po Law School entered the QS World University Rankings by Subject, an outstanding achievement only five years after its creation.
Reforming Europe edited by Christophe Blot, Olivier Rozenberg, Francesco Saraceno et Imola Streho
Debates and Policies, n°134 may 2014
Europe is experiencing a threefold crisis with economic, institutional as well as political dimensions. The crisis is first economic as European countries have endured the most severe recession since World WarTwo. This recession exposed the weaknesses of European governance, i.e. of the macroeconomic policies but also of the EU institutions. A crisis of trust results from those events. Indeed, the difficulties to overcome the crisis have caused a drop in European citizens’ support towards the EU.
In this context, the on-going public debate is monopolized by the two extreme positions of self-satisfaction and Euroscepticism. The former has its roots in the fact that the reforms implemented during the crisis have enabled the euro and the EU to survive. At the opposite, the depth of the crisis has fed Eurosceptic views arguing in favour of restoring national currencies as well as the primacy of domestic norms.
The contributions of this volume tend to reject both visions. Our ambition is indeed to feed the public debate by exploring different possibilities of reform for the EU. Given the multidimensional nature of the on-going crisis, a multidisciplinary approach is followed throughout this special issue in order to grasp the political, legal and economic aspects of the debate.