Graduate Programme

Master in European Affairs: Europe in the World, semester 2

Mise à jour du : 
4 January, 2017

Programme 2016-2018

In accordance with sections 1, 4 and 5 of the

Sécurité et défense

Programme objective and careers opportunities

The policy stream 'Defense and Security' is designed for students who wish to exercise responsibility in this field, in the public and private sectors. It provides students with a comprehensive view of the main security and defense issues in a context where the emergence of new threats (environment, cyberspace...) generates a complete reconfiguration of state policies, businesses and organizations.

For more information, please see the programme's description in French.

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Sécurité et défense

Programme objective and careers opportunities

The policy stream 'Defense and Security' is designed for students who wish to exercise responsibility in this field, in the public and private sectors. It provides students with a comprehensive view of the main security and defense issues in a context where the emergence of new threats (environment, cyberspace...) generates a complete reconfiguration of state policies, businesses and organizations.

Social Policy and Social Innovation

General objective

In this policy stream, students are engaged in the study of today's most significant societal challenges and welfare state transformations, at the intersection between welfare systems, demographic shifts, globalization dynamics and the increasing social equity concerns in education, employment, income, health and well-being. Students learn about the latest social policy theoretical and empirical research in interdisciplinary perspectives and gain an understanding of the mechanisms by which policy patterns and trends impact social change.

Students acquire expert knowledge and the methodological skills required in analyzing and monitoring social policy design through core courses that cover a wide range of social policy fields taking into account the diversity of actors involved in policy making and the innovative social processes underlying contemporary societal change. They will also learn to measure and analyze social policy impact on individuals and societies mobilizing a diversity of methods and research designs. They will learn the main concepts necessary to understand the political dynamics of social policy reforms. This policy stream is particularly relevant to students who come to social policy because of their passion for social change and their commitment to reinventing public affairs.

Specific features

Core Courses:

  • Comparative Welfare States and their reforms and futures
  • Economics and Funding of Social Policy and Insurance
  • Population dynamics, demographic change and public policy
  • Who get's what? Inequality and social justice
  • Introduction to comparative employment law
  • Gov. 3.0
  • Social policy research in practice: diversifying methods and reinventing research designs

In addition to their core courses, students will have the opportunity to choose elective courses covering other policy areas such as urban policy, education policy, environmental policy and sciences, research and ethics.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this policy stream are well-positioned to pursue careers related to public service at the local, national and international levels in a diversity of fields such as education, employment, development and social protection. Graduates might consider a range of careers, including but not limited to, work in various international or non-profit organizations engaged in development, migration, global inequality, and for-profit organizations engaged in social policy and social change.

Programme 2016-2018

Master in Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs: programmes will be available for 2017 intake.

Scientific Advisors

Bruno Palier, expert in welfare reforms in France and in Europe, CNRS Research Director at Sciences Po, Centre d'études européennes.
Trained in social science, he has a PHD in Political science, and is a former student of Ecole Normale Superieure. He is studying welfare reforms in Europe. He is co-director of LIEPP (Laboratory for interdisciplinary Evaluaiton of Public Policies).

Mirna Safi, research fellow at Sciences Po, affiliated with the OSC since 2007 and a member of CREST-LSQ Laboratory. She is interested in immigration, ethnic and racial inequality, discrimination and segregation. Her current research focuses on the impact of immigration on ethnoracial stratification in the French society, anti-discrimination policies at the workplace, ethnic minority, residential mobility and locational choice. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

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Management and Public Affairs

General objective

A new area of public affairs is calling for a new kind of manager of public affairs. A new awareness of individuals and groups is forging a new public policy paradigm, where the frontiers between the public sector, private sector, organizations and civil society are blurred. From action to interaction, from individual intelligence to collective intelligence, the rules of the game have shifted from the public good to the common good and public action 2.0, where public affairs have become the affairs of everyone.

To evolve between these different layers, from the local to the global perspective, from public-private partnerships to organization and civil society, new skills are required for managers of public affairs. Today's evolving policy environment is not just shared: it is co-developed, co-produced and co-managed by empowered individuals.

This policy stream equips students with those skills, with particular focus on management, negotiation, crisis communication, management of information, behavioral management, regulation, private-public partnership, digital transformation of organizations, public-decision making and public budgeting. This stream also incorporates a multidisciplinary approach and adopts a multidimensional and panoramic vision of public affairs that embraces a plurality of values, ethics and cultural contexts.

Specific features

Core courses:

  • Public Management
  • Public Decision-Making
  • Strategic Business Management
  • Public / Private Partnerships
  • Lobbying

Career opportunities

Typically, graduates from this policy stream pursue careers in public management or public sector consulting. Students can have careers in local, national or international administrations, in public affairs departments of private firms, in intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations or in transnational firms and, in consultanting companies and public-private sector partnerships.

Programme 2016-2018

Master in Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs: programmes will be available for 2017 intake.

Scientific Advisor

Jérôme Filippini is the Secretary General of the Cour des Comptes, France's Supreme Audit Institution (SAI).

He graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm), Sciences Po and the École Nationale d'Administration. He was appointed auditor at the Cour des comptes in 1996, where he became Deputy Secretary-General in 1999. Between 2001 and 2007, he served in the Ministries of the Interior and of Justice, as CFO or Deputy CEO in local and central departments.

In 2009, he became Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Ministry of the Interior.

From 2011 to 2013, he served in the Prime Minister's administration, and was in charge of coordination between ministries and government modernization.

In 2011, he founded and led France's first "State CIO", becoming State Chief Information Officer until November 2012. He was at the same time in charge of territorial reform and developed a new program for leadership in the top civil service.

In October 2012, he created the General Secretariat for Government Modernization (SGMAP), the service that leads E-Gov modernization, open data policy and the enforcement of change capabilitie's for the French Government.

He holds his current position since 2013.

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Global Health

General objective

The policy stream "Global Health Policy" focuses on the most important challenges of the sector, ranging from pandemics to health regulation, from technological innovation to ethics, preparing the next generation of leaders in the field. The sector already represents a rising share of world GDP, and is expected to grow even more in the near future due to several trends: development, aging population, social changes, emerging risks, technological innovation, etc. Developed in close consultation with major public institutions and business firms, the degree prepares students for careers in this rapidly-changing sector.

In order to fit with the sector's job market, the programme is based on a comparative approach and offers two different tracks:

  • a French track, entitled Santé (fr.), taking into account the specificities of the French job market (fr);
  • an English track, described below, preparing for global careers.

While the dramatic advances of the last several decades in transportation, communication, and technology have created unparalleled opportunities to improve the health of the world's population, including the poorest, they have also simultaneously put the planet at risk for large-scale disasters and pandemics. Meanwhile, a large eco-system of private firms (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical equipment, IT, hospitals), public-private partnerships (the Global Fund, GAVI), international organizations (UNITAID, the World Bank, WTO), private foundations (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), NGOs (Doctors without borders, Care) and consultancies (communication, lobbying, market access) has grown and dramatically changed the past landscape.

This policy stream addresses today's most important global and domestic health challenges and prepares its graduates for positions across a range of organizations, from the public and private, national, bilateral to the multilateral. In doing so, the program offers a plurality of perspectives, necessary to evolve within today's dynamic global health policy landscape. Students take courses that cover essential areas - health policy, health economics and law, health from a global perspective, biostatistics and epidemiology, and IT and connected Health – providing a comprehensive understanding of a sector marked by its constantly changing nature, including health 2.0. Students also gain fundamental knowledge of the economic and juridical aspects of health industries and the social politics within which they are contextualized. Of no less importance, participants are equipped with know-how in the management of health institutions, organizations, and services. This policy stream also maintains a multidisciplinary lens where health can be understood including: biomedicine; psychosocial/social and behavior/anthropology; development/political economy; and ethics/history/humanities.

The unique multidisciplinary approach of this policy stream trains students to implement integrative problem solving for complex global and domestic health issues, as well as attain integrative understandings of diseases and conditions that afflict developing and developed countries. In response to a sector which demands creativity and innovation, this policy stream provides a future generation of professionals with the necessary tools, knowledge, and know-how.

Specific Features

  • Health Economics
  • Health Law and Regulation
  • Health in a Global Perspective
  • Contemporary Health Issues and Challenges
  • Health Policies and Organizations
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Digital Health Innovation and Industries

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this policy stream pursue careers in a variety of important positions in the health domain, from hospital sectors, public and private, consulting agencies, health agencies, administrations, industries, or in international organizations specialized in the field of health, as well as other community-based and research/academic institutions across the globe.

Programme 2016-2018

Master in Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs: programmes will be available for 2017 intake.

Programme 2015-2017 (in French)

Master in Public Policy:

Scientific advisors

Henri Bergeon - co-director of LIEPP's "Health Policy" Reasearch Group, scientific coordinator of the Sciences Po Health Studies Chair, and co-director of the "Health" subject at the "Pres­ses" of Sciences Po.
He developed his research activities at CNRS and at Sciences Po on health policies and on the transformation of practices in the medical profession. He studies diverse subjects including illicit drugs, alcohol, obesity, medical research and public health policy by using tools from the sociology of public action and the sociology of organizations. He also focuses on the role of knowledge in professional practice and its affect on the way collective opinions are formed.

Daniel Benamouzig is director of research at the CNRS and co-director of the LIEPP "Health Policy" Research Group. He is also the deputy director of the AVIESAN Alliance Institute for Public Health, in charge of coordinating major public operators in this area.
His research ranges from public health and economic policy to institutional governance. He studied the history of health economics and transformations in the regulation of the sector. He continues to conduct research in the field of economic sociology and political sociology of healthcare and he is particularly interested in institutional changes and the mobilization of knowledge in this field.

Louis-Charles Viossat - Inspector General at the French general inspectorate for social affairs (IGAS).
In his functions, he evaluates policies and legislations on health, life sciences, labor and social security. He also audits public, non-profit and private institutions in these areas. Throughout his distinguished career, he has evolved in both the public and the private sector, at the French and global levels. He has worked for the World Bank, has been the chief of staff ofthe French minister of Health, and the deputy chief of staff to the Prime Minister as well as CEO of ACOSS, French social security's "bank". He has also been French Ambassador in charge of the fight against HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases. In the private sector, he has been working at Eli Lilly as corporate affairs director, Abbott as Government affairs director for Western Europe and Canada, and Abbvie, a world leading biopharmaceutical company as Vice-President for International Government Affairs.

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Digital, New Technology and Public Policy

General Objective

The Digital, New Technology and Public Affairs Policy Stream prepares the next generation of actors to leverage the nexus of interactions between exponential technologies, public affairs and civil society. The digital revolution is transforming the inner workings of our economies, businesses, democracies, social models and public affairs. The aim of this policy stream is to understand the evolution of economic and human activities that are direct results of digital technology and to explore the regulatory measures to be taken by public policy and civil society.

This stream addresses several key questions: How can we enhance the positive impact of emerging technology to address humanity's main challenges, including equal access to education, renewable energy and global health? How can we minimize the negative externalities of such a process on individual freedom, inequalities and data privacy? How can civil society and public policy harness the power of machine learning to bring about a shift from the public good to the common good?

The program offers the necessary pluri-disciplinary and holistic approaches needed to fully consider the economic, legal, social and institutional transformations brought about by exponential technologies:

  • The economic and human resource dimensions: a micro perspective on the digital transformation of the industrial sector and organizations (including private businesses and public administrations); a macro perspective on the global causes and consequences of the "uberification" of the economy, and the tension that is emerging between new collaborative economies and established digital monopolies, such as Google.
  • The legal dimension of tax laws, intellectual property rights, and redefining potential structural shifts in the labor model and standard employment contracts by taking into account task fragmentation and unpaid work within the scope of a producer-consumer system.
  • The social and institutional dimensions: social welfare 2.0, health care 2.0, democracy 2.0, citizenship 2.0 and more generally, government 2.0.

Specific feature

Career Opportunities

The areas of specializations offered lead to careers in various sectors of activities, including media, SMEs, higher education institutions, research labs, and corporations focusing on a specific technology-driven industry. Careers can be pursued in both public and private sectors, from consultancy positions to research and knowledge management.

Programme 2016-2018

Master in Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs: programmes will be available for 2017 intake.

Scientific Advisor

Nicolas Colin, Co-founder & Partner, TheFamily, with Alice Zagury and Oussama Ammar. Commissioner, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) (nominated by Claude Bartolone, Speaker of the Assemblée nationale).

Formerly in charge, with Pierre Collin (conseiller d'Etat), of a report commissionned by the French Government about the tax system and the digital economy. As such, ranked in the top ten of the #GlobalTax50 in 2013. Co-author, with Henri Verdier, of "L' ge de la multitude, Entreprendre et gouverner après la révolution numérique". Graduated from Telecom Bretagne with a major in computer science. Graduated from the Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po) with a major in public administration and a minor in American studies. Graduated from the École nationale d'administration (ENA) before becoming an inspecteur des finances at the Inspection générale des finances. Former co-chief of staff for the "Zelnik Task Force". Founder and former CEO of 1x1connect, co-founder of Stand Alone Media. Teaches at Telecom Bretagne and at Sciences Po. Member of the board of the Rules for Growth Institute.

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Cultural Policy and Management

General Objective

The policy stream Cultural Policy & Management focuses on the cultural issues of public policy. It has been specifically designed to prepare the next generation of key players in cultural policy-making, cultural organisations leading or cultural projects managing, at local and global levels. Developed in close consultation with cultural institutions and actors of the creative economy, the degree prepares students to careers in public, private or the non-profit sectors.

In order to fit with the sector's job market, the programme is based on a comparative approach and offers two different tracks:

  • a French track, entitled Culture (fr.), taking into account the specificities of the French job market;
  • an English track, described below, preparing for global careers.

The programme has been designed to explore all the connections between culture and public affairs in today's changing and fast-moving world.

By questioning the place and the value of culture in the global and sustainable economy, it intends to make students able to deal with the new digital challenges in line with a public policy that serves the common good.

By confronting students with concrete aspects of cultural project management, it offers students a unique opportunity to face with the cultural sector job market needs as well as the essential skills to hold positions at the decision-making levels.

To take up these challenges, our programme mixes theoretical knowledge in social sciences and practical exercises of project management. Betting on the advantages of learning by doing, it also emphasizes innovative pedagogical methods, offering case studies, workshops and "simulation" formats.

Specific Features

Core courses

  • Comparative cultural policies
  • Culture in the digital area
  • Cultural & art economics
  • Comparative cultural property law
  • Fundraising in & for culture
  • Marketing of the cultural organisations & the creative industries

Elective courses

During the two semesters, students will also choose courses from a wide list of electives in order to personalize their curriculum according to their own professional objectives.

Workshops & simulations

Students will also be involved in one of the two federative and innovative policy stream projects (in French or in English).

In English: The Simulation "Culture in Global city" which will be launched in 2016 to embrace the complexity of the links between culture and equitable urban development.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the policy stream Cultural Policy & Management pursue careers in a variety of important positions related to cultural policy-making, cultural organisations leading or cultural projects managing in the public sector (local or national organisations), the private sector (companies and foundations working in the field of culture, consultancy, cultural sponsorship, private-public partnership) or non-governmental organizations.

The English Track has a specific emphasis on international careers and marketing of the creative industries.

Programme 2016-2018

Master in Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs: programmes will be available for 2017 intake.

Programme 2015-2017 (in French)

Master in Public Policy:

Scientific advisors

Jean-Paul Cluzel - former French high civil servant and, since July 2016 chairman of « Institut pour le financement du cinéma et des industries culturelles » (IFCIC)

Since 1992 onward, he has been deeply involved in the management of several prominent French cultural and media institutions. He was successively general manager of Opéra de Paris, then chairman and CEO of Radio France Internationale, chairman and CEO of Radio France, the French public radio broadcaster. In 2010 he was appointed chairman and CEO of the newly merged "Réunion des Musées Nationaux et du Grand Palais". This organization provides services for French public and private museums, in France and elsewhere. It runs the historic Grand Palais, which Jean-Paul Cluzel turned into a world class actor in the fields of cultural and creative industry events, specially for art fairs and fashion, and curatorial exhibitions.

Before 1992, Jean-Paul Cluzel, who is Inspecteur Général des Finances, served mostly in the French Treasury department and with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, specializing in European and African Affairs, as well as public auditing. Under the Ministry of Jack Lang, François Mitterrand's Minister of Culture, he was commissioned to write several reports in the cultural field, notably on the future of the movie industry. These reports opened the way for him joining the media and cultural spheres, of which he has been a close follower for almost 30 years, both in France and abroad.

Born in 1947 in a family of small shop keepers, Jean-Paul Cluzel was a student of Sciences Po'-Paris (1964-1967) and benefited from a scholarship at the University of Chicago (Department of Political Studies) (1967-1968) before his admission to Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). He joined Inspection Générale des Finances in 1992.

Jean-Paul Cluzel is a LGBT activist and a supporter of minority causes.

Vincent Lepinay - associate professor at Sciences Po in Paris

Prior to teaching in Paris he was an assistant professor at MIT in the Science, Technology and Society program and a professor at the European University at St. Petersburg. He is the author of Codes of Finance (Princeton, 2011) and the co-author with Bruno Latour of The Science of Passionate Interests (2010, Prickly Paradigm Press).

He is currently completing a book on the Hermitage museum of St. Petersburg - Past Perfect. The tense of Hermitage memories (Columbia, 2017) and an edited volume on Russian computer scientists - From Russia with Codes (Cambridge, 2017 with Mario Biagioli). He is working on a monograph on the history of Insider Trading in the USA – Too Much Information (Columbia, 2018).

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Administration publique

Programme Objectives and Career Opportunities

The policy stream in Public Administration is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge in public law, public finance and social or European issues, as well as with the practical skills needed to hold executive positions in administrations.

This programme is intended for students who wish to integrate administrations or to hold positions in private companies for which the joint cooperation and interaction with the public sector plays a structuring role.

For more information, please see the programme's description in French.

Programme 2016-2018 (in French)

Master in Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs: programmes will be available for 2017 intake.

Programme 2015-2017 (in French)

Master in Public Policy:

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