Esther Duflo's Five Lessons For Harder Times

Esther Duflo's Five Lessons For Harder Times

On 11 September 2020, the School of Public Affairs welcomed 2019 Nobel Prize-winning economist Esther Duflo for its inaugural lecture, “Good Economics for Harder Times.” The title of this talk plays on the title of her book co-written with Abhijit V. Banerjee, Good Economics for Hard Times, published in November 2019, before the global health crisis hit. In the context at the start of the 2020/2021 academic year, Duflo discusses “harder times,” explaining that the global situation was already tough before the pandemic, but is now even more complex.

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A Conversation on Political Theory

A Conversation on Political Theory

Astrid von Busekist and Michael Walzer's book Justice is Steady Work is now published! (The French edition, Penser la justice. Itinéraire du savoir was released in early 2020). This book is a conversation between two thinkers on some of the main themes explored by Michael Walzer throughout his career. Astrid von Busekist, Professor of Political Theory at Sciences Po, answered our questions and presented this thought-provoking dialogue.

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The Sciences Po Incubator Opens Up to Alumni

The Sciences Po Incubator Opens Up to Alumni

After 12 years and a string of student entrepreneur success stories, the Sciences Po Incubator is now opening its doors to alumni. Collaboration, networking, mentorship, a variety of business sectors... Bérengère de Drouas, in charge of development, explains what makes Sciences Po’s incubator so successful.

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Undergraduate Admissions: One Procedure For All Candidates

Undergraduate Admissions: One Procedure For All Candidates

Starting in 2021, all applicants to Sciences Po’s undergraduate college - whether French or international - will follow the same admissions procedure. A multifaceted assessment consisting of four evaluations, with clear, transparent and identical criteria, in order to select the best talents. Explanations below. 

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