Vanessa Scherrer

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Dr Vanessa Scherrer is the Vice President for International Affairs of Sciences Po, and a member of the faculty of Sciences Po.

After a decade spent at Columbia University, Vanessa Scherrer took on this role at Sciences Po in September 2010, upon the launching of PSIA, a world-class school of international affairs based in Paris. Her management responsibilities include major missions of the school: curriculum and faculty affairs; student affairs, admissions and carreer services; international partnerships; budget and development affairs; communications and external relations.

Prior to her appointment at PSIA in September 2010, Vanessa Scherrer was the Director of the Alliance Program at Columbia University and a visiting professor at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Under Dr. Scherrer's leadership, the Alliance Program grew into a sustainable partnership between four world-leading universities (Columbia University, the Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and the Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne). Now endowed at Columbia University, the Alliance Program remains a unique academic endeavor in the world of international education benefiting more than 300 students and 80 faculty members every year.

Vanessa Scherrer holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Sciences Po (Paris, France). At Columbia University and now at Sciences Po, Dr. Scherrer has taught Research Design and Qualitative Methods, Public Opinion and European Politics, and American Government. A specialist of Political Sociology, her research interests have included political behavior, political socialization processes and experimental methodology. Vanessa Scherrer has been the recipient of several academic scholarships, including the first doctoral scholarship of excellence jointly offered by Sciences Po and Columbia University in 2001.

In 2013, Vanessa Scherrer was selected among the Young Leaders program of the French American Foundation.

Vanessa Scherrer lives in Paris with her husband and their three children.

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