After two important grants allocated to Professors Bruno Latour and Jean-Marc Robin by the European Research Council (ERC) at the end of 2010, Sciences Po’s scientific community has once again been honoured by a major international scientific authority.
Out of 52 projects selected by an international jury appointed by the National Research Agency to fund high-level scientific “equipment of excellence” (“Equipex”) projects, Sciences Po’s proposal came equal first, even though only 5 projects were chosen in the social and human sciences (SHS) field.
Launched on the initiative of research teams at Sciences Po, led by Laurent Lesnard, Director of the Centre for Socio-political Data (CDSP), developed with the support of Amélie Antoine-Audo and Sciences Po’s European Office for Research (MER) and supported by the PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité, this project will benefit from the most important financial allocation awarded to a SHS project: 10.4 million euros over 10 years.
Sciences Po’s Equipex project – code named “DIME-SHS” – centres on the collection, processing and analysis of data in the social sciences. It aims to provide the social and human sciences in France with the means to take a major qualitative leap forward in investigation methods. Its originality lies in its use of the Internet and, more generally, information and communications technology (largely thanks to Sciences Po’s medialab) to achieve progress in three essential stages of research protocols in SHS: data collection; storage and distribution of qualitative investigations; and tools to analyse the web as a corpus of data in itself. The network, led by Laurent Lesnard, brings together research teams from Sciences Po and the following institutions: the Group of National Schools of Economics and Statistics (GENES), the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), Télécom ParisTech, EDF R&D and the Quetelet network.
The success of this technological equipment project in service of the social sciences is a validation of Sciences Po’s scientific policy over the past few years of developing research teams and state-of-the-art tools in the social sciences. The highly demanding and rigorously scientific nature of this project – in terms of both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and processing – has been one of the key elements of its success.
Sciences Po is also included in one of the other 5 SHS projects selected amongst the winners of the “equipment of excellence” category of the Investments for the Future program.
Press breakfast, Wednesday 26 January 2011 to announce the creation of the Gide Loyrette Nouel Chair by the Law School of Sciences Po. From left to right: Christophe Eck and Pierre Raoul-Duval, respectively Managing Partner and Senior Partner of Gide Loyrette Nouel; Christophe Jamin, director of the Law School of Sciences Po; Lewis Kornhauser, Professor of Law at New York University and guest professor at Sciences Po; and Evgeniya Demyanova, student at the Law School and recipient of the Gide Loyrette Nouel scholarship. For more information, see the press release.
As a long-time partner of Sciences Po, involved in the experimentation operation (the “dispositif d’expérimentation”) in high schools since 2006, Bouygues has this year chosen to support this programme through Sciences Po’s Priority Education Agreements.
Bouygues and Sciences Po are striving to diversify recruitment to higher education to include more students from diverse social and geographical backgrounds. Bouygues will participate by awarding scholarships and tutoring to a dozen deserving students selected through Sciences Po’s Priority Education Agreements process.
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Internet : Towards an International Cyberpolitics?
9:15-9:30 - Welcome address by Christian Lequesne, Director, CERI-Sciences Po, and
Joseph Maïla, Directeur de la Prospective, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes (MAEE)
9:30-10:00 - Opening remarks by Christian Masset, Directeur général de la Mondialisation, du Développement et des partenariats du MAEE
10:00-11:30- Session One
Internet and Diplomacy: Practices and Challenges for the Digital Age
Chair: Ariel Colonomos, Senior Research Fellow, CERI-Sciences Po
Olof Ehrenkrona, Political Adviser and Chief of Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Samantha Job, Deputy Head, Digital Diplomacy Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
Michele Markoff, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Cyber Affairs, Department of State, USA
Discussant: Luc Lévy, Advisor, Direction de la Prospective du MAEE
11:30-13:00 - Session Two
Cyber Threats: A New Dimension of International Security?
Chair: Karoline Postel-Vinay, Senior Research Fellow, CERI-Sciences Po
Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Defense Planning, Ministry of Defense, Estonia
Boaz Dolev, Chief Executive Officer, eVision Systems Ltd; former Director of the Israeli E-Government
Ian Brown, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Discussant: Jean-Loup Samaan, Policy Advisor, French Ministry of Defence, Directorate for Strategic Affairs International symposium in cooperation and with the support of the Policy Planning (Direction de la Prospective), Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes
14:30-16:00 – Session Three
Internet: A Challenge for Authoritarian Regimes?
Chair: Johan Lagerkvist, Research Fellow, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Séverine Arsène, Lecturer, University of Lille, France
Florian Toepfl, Postdoctoral Fellow and Coordinator of the "New Modes of Communication in the Post-Soviet World" project, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
Yves Gonzalez Quijano, Research Fellow, Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO), Damas, Syrie
Discussant: Evgeny Morozov, visiting scholar at Stanford University and a contributing editor to Foreign Policy
Concluding remarks by Joseph Maïla, Directeur de la Prospective, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes
Discussant: Jean-Loup Samaan, Policy Advisor, French Ministry of Defence, Directorate for Strategic Affairs
International symposium in cooperation and with the support of the Policy Planning (Direction de la Prospective), Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes
Vincent Abeille, recent graduate of the dual degree programme between Sciences Po and the University of St. Gallen received the “Trophée Performance” prize from Veolia Environment for his thesis research. Anthony Frérot, CEO of Veolia Environment, awarded him the prize in the presence of Cornelia Woll, associate dean for Research at Sciences Po. The prize given to V. Abeille rewards research on five investment strategies of French multinational companies with the object of economic development (“Viability of Bottom of Pyramid Strategies. A critical analysis of five BOP initiatives”).
31: this is the number of projects received by the Direction scientifique at the end of December 2010 as part of a call for proposals by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Organised for the third consecutive year, this call allows research projects put forward by one or more permanent members of Sciences Po’s academic community to be financed after careful scientific evaluation by SAB. Since 2009, each call for proposals has disposed of around 600 000 euros, making Sciences Po one of the rare universities to have its own internal agency to allocate research grants through a competitive process. 15 projects were financed in 2009 (out of 46 proposals) and 10 in 2010 (out of 19). The members of SAB, all of whom are external to our establishment, will meet on 4 February under the chairmanship of Bruno Latour, to decide which projects to fund this year. The high number of proposals received as a result of this process, which is light in terms of procedure but demanding in terms of scientific excellence, is a testament to the dynamism of our academic community. The SAB is composed of a body of eminent and internationally recognised academics: Gilles Duranton, University of Toronto ; François Héran, INED ; Bruno Karsenti, EHESS ; David Kennedy, Brown University ; Michèle Lamont, Harvard University ; David Laitin, Stanford University ; Donald MacKenzie, University of Edinburgh; and Jean-Frédéric Schaub, EHESS.
In 2009, Sciences Po devoted 48.7 million euros to research, 37% of the institution's overall budget.
Leading through Civilian Power: The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review
We are honored to invite you to an exceptional conference by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Director of Policy Planning, US Department of State
Chair: Christian Lequesne, Director, CERI-Sciences Po
Concluding remarks by Joseph Maïla, Head of the Policy Planning (Direction de la Prospective), Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes
January, 20th - 16h00-18h00 - Salle de conférence, 56 rue Jacob 75006 Paris.