Events

[Alumni NYC] Summer Happy Hour at Raphaël's!
2019-06-27

The Sciences Po American Foundation and Raphaël Camp ('01) invite you for a Summer Reception and informal gathering on June 27, 2019 at Raphaël's!

[Alumni Westchester] A conversation with Anastasia Colosimo: Judging religion ? Law, politics and liberty facing blasphemy in democratic societies
2019-06-13

The Sciences Po American Foundation, in partnership with FASNY invites you to attend a conversation with Anastasia Colosimo:  Judging religion ? Law, politics and liberty facing blasphemy in democratic societies

The discussion will be followed by a "Wine and Cheese" reception.

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Anastasia Colosimo is a political scientist, former journalist, and teacher at Sciences Po. After completing studies in philosophy, law, and criminology, she obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science and published a book, Freedom on the Pyre (Stock, 2016), about blasphemy, freedom of religion and freedom of expression.

She currently holds the position of Advisor to the Chairman at Richard Attias & Associates.

2019 US Sciences Po Alumni Award to Maëlle Gavet
2019-05-01

The Sciences Po American Foundation is honoring an Alumna whose professional success embodies the values of excellence of Sciences Po.

Maëlle Gavet, COO, Compass /, will receive the 2019 US Sciences Po Alumni Award from Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po.

Maëlle Gavet is a celebrated global tech leader and an instrumental force behind scaling Compass. As Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for overseeing its business operations.

Before Compass, Maelle oversaw the global operations at The Priceline Group, where she was responsible for delivering on the company’s strategy and integrating its six multinational brands. Prior to that, she was CEO of Russia’s largest e-commerce site, Ozon, and a principal at The Boston Consulting Group.

A passionate advocate for women in tech, Maëlle was called one of “the world’s most powerful women to watch,” by Forbes, and is the executive sponsor for Women of Compass. She is also an outspoken thought-leader around cultivating empathy in tech as she firmly believes “what makes a great company is not a great product, it’s the great people who build the great product.”

Maëlle was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of Fortune's 40 Under 40 and one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. A native of France, Maëlle holds degrees from The Sorbonne, ENS, and Sciences Po.

[Alumni SF] Data&Privacy, and Diversity in ad tech with Anne Bezancon
2019-04-17

Join us for a conversation with Anne Bezancon ('85), Chief Operating Officer at Ericsson, Emodo

From the Minitel to Mobile Advertising, on a Harley!

Anne discovered her passion for technology when she helped develop the Minitel. She moved to the Silicon Valley in 1996, and has since started three companies and participated in the launch of two more. 

Anne believes in “ privacy and digital life ” and has been involved in defining the rule of law in regard to personal data collection and use, especially as mobile phones are quickly becoming the main Internet channel. 

As part of the very few female leaders in ad tech, Anne also has some thought-provoking ideas on how to define diversity , why diversity matters, and how diversity hiring can improve everything from company culture to product usability and bottom lines. 

[Alumni NYC] Fred Chesnais, Atari: from Pong to Blockchain
2019-04-02

The Sciences Po American Foundation invites you to attend a conversation with Fred Chesnais ('85), Chairman and CEO of the Atari Group: from Pong to Blockchain.

Mr. Frédéric Chesnais has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Atari, Inc., Atari Interactive Inc. and Atari société anonyme since February 2013.

Mr. Chesnais founded Interactive Game Group, LLC in 2007 and serves as its Executive Producer. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Atari Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of Atari. He served as an Executive Vice President at Atari société anonyme.

He served as a Member of the Management Team of Atari Group (first as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, later as the Chief Financial Officer) Chief Executive Officer of Atari Interactive from 2001 to 2007.

He started his career as a Financial Consultant and practised as a Lawyer focused on merger and acquisitions. He then worked for Lazard from 1995 to 2000.

RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fred-chesnais-atari-from-pong-to-blockchain-tickets-57544978580

DC Annual Benefit Dinner honoring Gérard Araud
2019-03-19

The Sciences Po American Foundation request the pleasure of your company at the WASHINGTON BENEFIT DINNER honoring Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the U.S. on TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019 at the Résidence of France in Washington DC.

Araud grew up in Marseille, graduated from France’s top universities, and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the early eighties. During his more than thirty-year career in diplomacy, he has served as France’s ambassador to Israel, a Middle East expert for the French Embassy in D.C., permanent representative to the United Nations in New York and, most recently as Ambassador of France to the United States. After 36 years in diplomacy and 13 years on American soil, Gérard Araud will be retiring from his position in the spring.

Araud, a life-long French diplomat is perhaps the most remarked upon foreign diplomat the US capital has seen in years. Araud’s style of diplomacy has been, at times, a little untraditionally diplomatic. Vogue called him outspoken, the New York Times said his tweeting was “zesty undiplomatic diplomacy.”

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sciences-po-dc-fundraising-dinner-2019-tickets-57207308600

[Alumni NYC] Sciences Po Alumni Private Tour + VIP Closing Reception of Tribeca Art + Culture Night
2019-03-07

Please join us for Sciences Po Alumni Private Tour + VIP Closing Reception of Tribeca Art + Culture Night  on Thursday, March 7, 2019 starting at 7:00 PM [Tour 7:00PM-8:00PM, VIP Party 8:00PM-10:30PM]

Tribeca Art Night is a quarterly local festival that celebrates the Arts and Culture in Tribeca. This urban festival is specifically designed to embrace the diversity of creative expression from Drawing to Design to Crafts and much more.

For its 10th edition, Tribeca Art+ Culture Night will be showcasing over 300 artists across 30+ diverse Tribeca venues – fine art galleries, design spaces, art-non profits,  performance spaces, artists studios, and pop up & non- traditional spaces. 

Additionally, the festival will be throwing a closing VIP reception transforming lobbies, boardrooms, corridors and lounges into a playground of experiential performances and installations. 

The festival was founded in 2016 by Jennifer Famery-Mariani (MPA’07), who produces events across all disciplines built to catalyze the diversity of thought and creative expression, push boundaries and make art accessible.

For more information, please visit www.tribecaartnight.com

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tribeca-artculture-night-march-7-600-1030pm-tickets-56060743192?discount=SciencespoxTACNight
[Alumni NYC] Press Freedom in a “Post-Truth” Era | The Alliance Series @ Albertine
2019-02-12

Please join us for a Talk With Steve Coll and Bruno Patino- What is (and isn’t) a media? What regulations should be implemented to ensure they play their role dutifully? How is it possible to recover a space for serious, inquisitive, fact-based journalism at a time when the power of opinion seems to dominate the airwaves?

The event is Free.

RSVP via Eventbrite- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/0212-press-freedom-in-a-post-truth-era-the-alliance-series-albertine-tickets-55235891037

The first 20 to RSVP will enjoy a prime seating!

As part of the Alliance Series at Albertine, Steve Coll, Dean of Journalism at Columbia University and Bruno Patino, Dean of Sciences Po School of Journalism will explore the topic of freedom of press in a “post-truth” era.

Social media and the Internet have opened new pathways for journalism, providing consumers with a rich array of news sources worldwide and enabling journalists to use multiple platforms to reach audiences. Yet greater diversity in media content has not necessarily brought greater content nor freedom for journalists or the media-consuming public. While political conflict and violence put journalists at risk (in the first half of 2018 alone, nearly 50 journalists died while reporting in countries like Afghanistan, Syria and Mexico), digital transformations and social media are threatening our freedom in other ways. The advent of online news consumption and social media have radically transformed the media landscape, with many newspapers disappearing and others severely reducing their national and international reporting. Combined with the emergence of new practices, media actors and platforms, these changes challenge notions of media independence and factual reporting, raising a number of issues that go to the heart of our democracies.

Steve Coll is Dean of Journalism at Columbia University and a staff writer at The New Yorker, the author of eight books of nonfiction, and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Between 1985 and 2005, he was a reporter, foreign correspondent and senior editor at the Washington Post. Bruno Patino, PhD, is Dean of Sciences Po School of Journalism in Paris. He began his career as a journalist for Le Monde in Chile, and since then has held top management positions in the media industry. He is the author of several books.

This event is part of the Albertine Alliance Series, a program of conversations between top French and American thinkers on how the digital revolution is changing fundamental freedoms at the heart of our democracies. Topics will include freedom of the press, digital privacy, artificial intelligence, and the impact of digital advances on our individual liberty.

[Alumni NYC] Galette des Rois
2019-01-28

Dear Alumni, Come Celebrate the New Year with us!

Daphné Lora ('06) is hosting a very French Galette des Rois at her place on Monday, January 28th.

Daphné is the representative of Paris Region on the East Coast. She supports North American companies expanding to France. To learn more about Paris Region, please follow this link.

We look forward to seeing you! RSVP now, space is limited!

[Alumni SF] Talk with Emilie Mazzacurati ('02)- from Sciences Po to the economic risk of climate change
2019-01-23

You are cordially to attend Un Ancien parle aux Anciens with Emilie Mazzacurati ('02)- From Sciences Po to the economic risk of climate change on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM at CANOPY, 595 Pacific Ave 4th floor, San Francisco CA, 94133

The talk will start at 6:45 PM. A "light cocktail" will follow and allow networking opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Emilie Mazzacurati is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Four Twenty Seven.

As a pioneer of the incorporation of climate science into decision-making in the private and public sectors, Emilie founded Four Twenty Seven in 2012 to help businesses and communities understand the risks from climate change and develop effective resilience strategies.

An expert in climate adaptation and resilience, she is a frequent speaker at international events on climate risks and opportunities, has published extensively on climate policy, and teaches at the University of California, Davis on Business & Climate Change. She served as a member of California’s Technical Advisory Group for the implementation of Governor Brown’s Executive Order on climate change (EO B-30-15) and was Head of Carbon Analysis at Thomson Reuters Point Carbon. Emilie received the Visionary Award from the City of Berkeley, CA in 2016 and was a finalist for the Cartier Women’s Global Initiative for women entrepreneurs in 2014.