On Monday 14 February Sciences Po hosted former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for an exchange with students in the Emile Boutmy amphitheatre. The exchange was moderated by Ghassan Salamé, Director of Sciences Po's Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).
The University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies program, directed by James McGann, has released the fourth edition of its international ranking of think tanks, The Global “Go-To think tanks.”
Sciences Po’s Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI) is ranked 7th in the “Best university affiliated think tanks ” category, ahead of Harvard University’s John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), and the Centre for Defence Studies at King’s College, London.
CERI is also ranked 21st in the “Top 25 Security and International Affairs Think Tanks.”
The ranking is based on criteria such as the rigour and relevance of research and analysis produced, size of operations, the amount of public and financial support received, and the contribution of research and analysis to public debate and the formulation of public policy.
As part of his official visit to France, Exceptional conference by His Excellency Mr. Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority on “ Rendez-vous with freedom : the Palestine state building effort ”
The conference will be moderated by Ghassan Salamé, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs - Sciences Po
European Security since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, edited by Frédéric Mérand, Martial Foucault, and Bastien Irondelle, University of Toronto Press
There have been dramatic changes to the landscape of European security in the twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The essays in European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall collectively take stock of how approaches to security in Europe have changed, both in practice and in theory, since the end of the Cold War.
Bastien Irondelle is Research Fellow at CERI, Sciences Po. He joined CERI in 2005 He has a Ph.D. in political science and was the winner of the doctoral thesis prize of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN). He is member of the editorial boards of Politique européenne, Critique internationale and Culture et conflits.
Established in 2009, the Business Action and Diversity Prize recognises tangible steps taken by businesses to promote diversity in all its forms. On 13 October, seven companies were honoured at the National Assembly for their concrete actions in favour of equal opportunity.
Christophe de Backer, Director General of HSBC France, received the Equal Opportunity in favour of Youth prize in recognition of his support for the sponsorship program for Sciences Po students that grew out of Sciences Po’s Priority Education Agreements.
The Columbia-Paris Alliance Program is pleased to inform you of the following conference presented by the European Institute and the Harriman Institute:
The Global Cold War in the Mediterranean Area
With a roundtable discussion on “Europe's Mediterranean Cold War”:
Victoria de Grazia (Columbia University)
Jean-Pierre Filiu (Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor)
Giuliano Garavini (University of Calabria)
Mary Nolan (NYU)
Saturday, February 12, 4:45 - 6:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1512
Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street
Victoria de Grazia is the Moore Collegiate Professor of History Columbia University and director of the European Institute. Her research interests lie in contemporary history, with longstanding commitments to studying Western Europe and Italy from a gendered perspective and to developing a global perspective on commercial revolutions. Jean-Pierre Filiu is the Sciences Po Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia University this spring. He specializes in contemporary Islam and international relations. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the Muslim world. Giuliano Garavini is Contract Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Calabria in Cosenza. He has published articles on the European Community and important events in the international economy in the 1960s and 1970s: UNCTAD, the debate over the New International Economic Order, and the creation of the G7. Mary Nolan is Professor of History at New York University. She has worked on Europe and America in the Twentieth Century, the Cold War, Modern German history and European women's history.
This discussion is part of a two-day conference on “The Global Cold War in the Mediterranean Area” (on February 11 and 12) that brings together several experts in Mediterranean affairs to explore the events in the region during the cold war.
The Alliance Program is a partnership between Columbia University and three French universities, the Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and the Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne. For further information please visit: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/alliance
The Columbia-Paris Alliance Program is pleased to inform you of the following “conference@934” event presented by the Consulate General of France in New York:
“The Education of Leaders: The Fight Against Inequality”
A conversation featuring:
Richard Descoings, Director, Sciences Po Paris and Administrator of the French National Foundation of Political Science (FNSP)
Michele Moody-Adams, Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education at Columbia University
Tuesday, February 1st at 6:30 pm
Consulate General of France
934 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021
(between 74th and 75th streets)
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-606-3648
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.