Sciences Po founded the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programme in 2001. This programme enables Sciences Po to recruit high-potential students at partner high schools in France who - due to a lack of self-confidence and material constraints - would not otherwise be able to apply to Sciences Po.
Sciences Po congratulates the students who recently graduated from Sciences Po and Columbia University as part of the Alliance program.
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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.