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22.09.2022

Bruno Latour, the Wizard of Sciences Po, Celebrates the School's 150th Anniversary

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Conférence "The New Free University" de Bruno Latour (crédits : Stéphanie Samper)

On 16 September, 2022, Bruno Latour, a philosopher, anthropologist, sociologist and emeritus professor of Sciences Po granted the 1 Saint-Thomas campus of his presence at the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the School. Mathias Vicherat, President of Sciences Po, shared his admiration for this “wizard” that was a master in “renewing the way of thinking and expressing social sciences”, with original creations such as the médialab or the Master in Arts and Politics (SPEAP).

Bruno Latour draw the same conclusion that motivated Emile Boutmy to found Sciences Po: leaders are not correctly taught how to rule. The later then created a thorough programme that reunited political science, economy, history, geography, language… in order to allow leaders to address the issues of their time. 150 years later, climate change is shaking up our world. It is time to reinvent a curriculum for the leaders, the public servants, the journalists, the private executives, that can enable them to handle correctly the new environmental issues. How? Returning to natural sciences, considering our environment as a whole, working along with people that are directly affected by climate change.

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22.09.2022

Bruno Latour, the Wizard of Sciences Po, Celebrates the School's 150th Anniversary

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Conférence "The New Free University" de Bruno Latour (crédits : Stéphanie Samper)

On 16 September, 2022, Bruno Latour, a philosopher, anthropologist, sociologist and emeritus professor of Sciences Po granted the 1 Saint-Thomas campus of his presence at the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the School. Mathias Vicherat, President of Sciences Po, shared his admiration for this “wizard” that was a master in “renewing the way of thinking and expressing social sciences”, with original creations such as the médialab or the Master in Arts and Politics (SPEAP).

Bruno Latour draw the same conclusion that motivated Emile Boutmy to found Sciences Po: leaders are not correctly taught how to rule. The later then created a thorough programme that reunited political science, economy, history, geography, language… in order to allow leaders to address the issues of their time. 150 years later, climate change is shaking up our world. It is time to reinvent a curriculum for the leaders, the public servants, the journalists, the private executives, that can enable them to handle correctly the new environmental issues. How? Returning to natural sciences, considering our environment as a whole, working along with people that are directly affected by climate change.

Discover the full speech (PDF, 720 Ko).

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