Vanessa Scherrer

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Dr Vanessa Scherrer is the Vice President Delegate for International Affairs of Sciences Po. In April 2018, she will take over as the Vice President for International Affairs of Sciences Po.

Dr Scherrer has been the founding Executive Director and Vice Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po, from 2010 to 2017. She joined the leadership of PSIA with Dean Ghassan Salamé, and later with Dean Enrico Letta. Her management responsibilities covered the major missions of the school including curriculum and faculty affairs; student affairs, admissions and career services; international partnerships; financial and development affairs; communications and external relations. Under her leadership, PSIA grew to become this world-class school of international affairs with more than 400 distinguished faculty and a community of 1500 students, 70% of them international students coming from more than 100 countries in the world. In 2016 and 2017, Sciences Po was ranked #4 in Politics and International Affairs in the world (QS rankings).

Before joining Sciences Po, Dr Scherrer spent a decade at Columbia University, New York, where she was the Director of the Alliance Program at Columbia University and a visiting professor at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). The Alliance Program is a forward-looking and sustainable partnership between four world-leading universities across the Atlantic (Columbia University, the Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and the Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne). An endowed program at Columbia University, the Alliance Program has remained a unique academic endeavor in the world of international education benefiting more than 300 students and 80 faculty members every year.

Vanessa Scherrer is a member of the faculty of Sciences Po. She holds a Ph.D. in Political al s

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