The library is very happy to be able to exhibit two works of art by Victor Vasarely in the new reading rooms 27 rue Saint Guillaume thanks to the Vasarely Foundation !
"HAD Osama bin Laden been killed during the presidency of George W. Bush, he might have become an iconic martyr for anti-Western movements throughout the Muslim world..."
Gilles Kepel, professor of Middle East studies at Sciences Po Paris
The Library invites you to discover the exhibition "10th of May 1981" arranged in cooperation with the CEVIPOV in the showcases on the ground floor 27 rue Saint Guillaume.
This exhibition is linked to the seminar "The 10th of May 1981 and the French Left" organised by the Centre for History at Sciences Po on the 10th of May 2011 and presents books and journals dedicated to the presidential elections of 1981 as well as materials from the electoral archives held by the CEVIPOV.
Too tough to be stuck indoors when the weather is lovely ? You are very welcome to work in the library garden at 30 rue Saint Guillaume !
Invited by the School of Law of Tsinghua University on the occasion of its 10th anniversary on April 24th, Christophe Jamin, Dean of Sciences Po Law School (SPLS), came to Beijing to attend the International Conference of Legal Education organized for this important event. He delivered a speech about the “French Experiment of Law School in a Globalisation Context” at the conference.
Tsinghua’s Law School is one of SPLS partner schools.
During his stay in Beijing, Dean Jamin also met with representatives of Peking University Law School in order to discuss future cooperation. Peking University is an important partner within Sciences Po’s international policy.
Meetings were also held at the China-EU School of Law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), the Law School of Beijing Normal University and the French embassy.
With the controversy in the UK over rising student tuition fees showing little sign of abating, the academic community here in France is sitting up and taking notice. On this side of the Channel, the increases are prompting a range of reactions, from fear to scorn to envy - and in some cases, a strong feeling of déjà vu...
The revival of madrasas in the 1980s coincided with the rise of political Islam and soon became associated with the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. This volume examines the rapid expansion of madrasas across Asia and the Middle East and analyses their role in society within their local, national and global context.
Based on anthropological investigations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, and Pakistan, the chapters take a new approach to the issue, examining the recent phenomenon of women in madrasas; Hui Muslims in China; relations between the Iran’s Shia seminary after the 1979-Islamic revolution and Shia in Pakistan and Afghanistan; and South Asian madrasas. Emphasis is placed on the increased presence of women in these institutions, and the reciprocal interactions between secular and religious schools in those countries. Taking into account social, political and demographic changes within the region, the authors show how madrasas have been successful in responding to the educational demand of the people and how they have been modernized their style to cope with a changing environment.
A timely contribution to a subject with great international appeal, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international politics, political Islam, Middle East and Asian studies and anthropology.
Fariba Adelkhah is Senior Research Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris. An anthropologist, her main research interests focus on the relationships and interplay between social changes and political transformations throughout the second half of the 20th century in Iran. She has written a number of books on Islam and Iran, and her current research deals with the Iranian Diaspora.
To mark the tenth anniversary of its creation, Sciences Po’s Central and Eastern Europe campus, Dijon, is organising a series of events from 29 April – 1 May to bring together its former and current teachers and students as well as its numerous local partners.