Established in 2010, the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) builds on Sciences Po’s century-long tradition of cultivating the minds of leading government officials, diplomats, and international stakeholders. Indeed, as early as 1872, the École libre des sciences politiques created a “section internationale”, of which 30% were foreign students. In 2020, PSIA celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Today, PSIA has become the largest school of international affairs in the world and continues to attract outstanding and diverse students of over 110 nationalities. With over 70% of classes taught in the English language, PSIA is a hub for international and multicultural students who are able to take a full course of study entirely in English. PSIA students are also given numerous opportunities to learn from and question prominent world figures at the many events hosted each year, such as PSIA’s annual Youth and Leaders Summit.
10 years, 10 events to look back on...
In celebration of PSIA's 10th anniversary, take a look back at some of PSIA’s most significant events in ten years, in commemoration of its rich past and looking towards its promising future...
- 2011 - Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize Recipient
- 2012 - Mo Ibrahim, Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Founder of Celtel International
- 2013 - Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, PSIA Inaugural Conference
- 2014 - The Elders: Jimmy Carter, former US President, Hana Jilani, Human Rights Defender and Mary Robinson, former Irish President
- 2015 - Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
- 2016 - Emmanuel Macron, Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs of France, Pascal Lamy, Interministerial Delegate for ExpoFrance 2025, Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Center, Valérie Giscard d'Estaing, former President of France, Youth & Leaders Summit (Inaugural Edition)
- 2017 - Alain Juppé and Dominique de Villepin, former Ministers of Foreign Affairs, former Prime Ministers, Hubert Védrine, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
- 2018 - One day, two heads of state: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
- 2019 - Salomé Zourabichvili, President of Georgia
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