Conference with philosopher Bernard Stiegler

On August 30th, at 5pm, French philosopher Bernard Stiegler will attend the Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation as a guest of honour for the opening ceremony of the academic year. 

Bernard Stiegler’s keynote address, “Beyond the Anthropocene? The New Wealth of Nations,” will be followed by a roundtable discussion on rethinking prosperity with several panelists, including: Jérôme Guillet, representing Green Giraffe, a renewable energy financial consultancy; Mathilde Aglietta, representing Ashoka, an NGO for social change; David Menascé, representing Azeo, a digital development consultancy; and Constance Guisset, a French designer. The event will be available via Livestream.

Bernard Stiegler is director of the Institut de recherche et d'innovation (IRI) at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and founder of the association Ars Industrialis. He is a professor at the University of Technology of Compiègne (France), visiting professor at Brown University (US) and distinguished professor at Nanjing University (China).

He has also taught at the University of London, at the University of Cambridge (UK), at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and at Northwestern University (US). In 2010 he founded the online philosophy school pharmakon.fr.

Under the supervision of French philosopher Jacques Derrida at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Bernard Stiegler submitted his doctoral thesis in philosophy, La technique et le temps (Technics and Time) in 1993. Adopting a point of view that some would describe as post-phenomenological and incorporating questions arising from cybernetics, information technology, theoretical computer science and contemporary anthropology, Stiegler's work focuses on current processes of transformation — social, political, economic, psychological and aesthetic — arising from technological development and in particular digital technologies.

Related Link

The Role of the Prosecutor in the 21st Century: A Conversation with François Molins and Cyrus Vance

The Role of the Prosecutor in the 21st Century: A Conversation with François Molins and Cyrus Vance

François Molins, General Prosecutor for Paris’ Court of Cassation, and Cyrus Vance, New York County District Attorney, came together during their lecture at Science Po’s Law School to highlight an observation gleaned from years of experience in the field: the role of a prosecutor in the 21st century is vastly different from how it was forty years ago. The two prosecutors, caught up as they are in the whirlwind of technological advances in the post 9/11 era, emphasised the impact of cybercrime—as well as that of terrorism—on their career paths and the way in which they approach their profession.

More
Sciences Po Presidency : Three Candidates Selected

Sciences Po Presidency : Three Candidates Selected

Following the proposal committee’s examination of the 23 applications for the new President of Sciences Po, 3 candidates have been shortlisted :

· Olivier Faron, Managing Director of the Conservatoire national des Arts et Métiers and Professor at the Sorbonne University

· Christine Musselin, Director of Research CNRS at Sciences Po’s Centre for the Sociology of Organisations

More
“Be aware of the freedoms you have and act on them”: Interview with Antoine Laurent, Alumnus and Activist

“Be aware of the freedoms you have and act on them”: Interview with Antoine Laurent, Alumnus and Activist

Antoine Laurent was only 25 when he joined SOS Méditerranée, an NGO that rescues migrants in danger in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than two years, Antoine participated actively in the operations of the Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel that aided more than 30,000 people in the world’s deadliest migratory route, until the ship was taken out of action for political and legal reasons. An alumnus of the one-year Master in Advanced Global Studies at PSIA (International Energy track), Antoine has since continued to champion the cause while working in politics. His book Aquarius Logbook: In The Shoes of A Sea Rescuer (Fr) was published by Kero Editions in April 2021. Read our interview with an alumnus of many talents and an ever-committed activist.

More
CIVICA Celebrates Two Years of Positive Impact in European Higher Education

CIVICA Celebrates Two Years of Positive Impact in European Higher Education

This October, CIVICA–The European University of Social Sciences–celebrates two years since the start of activities, following its selection among the pilot European Universities by the European Commission. Since then, the alliance of eight social science universities, including Sciences Po, has taken major steps towards the strategic goals of the current three-year pilot phase and beyond.

More
Souleymane Bachir Diagne:

Souleymane Bachir Diagne: "No Civilisation is an Island"

The lecture hall was full and the subject suited the occasion perfectly: universality and plurality. Invited on 2 September 2021 to mark the opening of the academic year for undergraduate students at Sciences Po, Senegalese philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne treated his newly reunited audience to a vivid and thought-provoking lecture. His theme was the highly topical issue of the tension between withdrawal into oneself and aspiration to the universal. Diagne champions a “lateral universal” as an urgent imperative of our time.

More