Prospering in a Climate-Impacted Society

For the fifth edition of the Paris School of International Affairs’ Youth & Leaders Summit, held on 20 January 2020, distinguished guest speakers and students explored how our societies and communities may continue to prosper while facing important transformations due to climate change. 

Guests included Élisabeth Borne, French Minister for Ecological Transition and Solidarity, Lakhdar Brahimi, Elder and former UN diplomat, Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Thomas Friedman, Opinion Columnist at The New York Times, Duncan Austin, Environmental advocacy and sustainable investor, Mari Pangestu, Incoming Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank and former Minister of Trade and former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia, Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Group, Gina McCarthy, Incoming President and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council and former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and many more.

Students participated in panels and debated on subjects such as “Climate Activism for Lasting Change” and “Innovations for a Climate-Impacted World”. See the full programme of the event.

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This event was also the first of a series that celebrates PSIA's 10 year anniversary.

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Launch of the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition

Launch of the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition

On 25 November 2020, Sciences Po is launching the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition. It will be the first chair to be co-hosted by our two largest graduate schools: the School of Public Affairs, led by Dean Yann Algan, and the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), led by Dean Enrico Letta. The Chair would not be possible without the support of its three sponsors: Hermès, HSBC and the European Investment Bank.

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Recap of our 2020 Undergraduate Open House Day

Recap of our 2020 Undergraduate Open House Day

Our 2020 Undergraduate Open Day attracted 12,000 online visitors on Saturday, 14 November. If you were unable to attend the various workshops, below are some videos to watch on replay that will give you some essential information about Sciences Po, our undergraduate programme, and our new admissions procedure.

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Undergraduate Applicants: Tips for Writing Your Three Admissions Essays

Undergraduate Applicants: Tips for Writing Your Three Admissions Essays

Are you applying to Sciences Po for your bachelor’s degree? Start your application now! For the 2021 undergraduate intake, our admissions procedure has changed: all applications now include three short “personal essays.” These essays are one of the four evaluations of the procedure. Here are some useful tips and tricks to guide you before you start writing!

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What Do Undergraduates Study at Sciences Po?

What Do Undergraduates Study at Sciences Po?

Multidisciplinarity. The third year abroad. History. Political Science. Studying in Paris. Studying outside Paris. Every student has their own reason to pursue their undergraduate studies at Sciences Po. So what are the social sciences and humanities that are taught at Sciences Po? What can this education lead to in the future? We interviewed Stéphanie Balme, Dean of the Undergraduate College, about Sciences Po’s distinctive education style.

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Eight New Researchers at Sciences Po

Eight New Researchers at Sciences Po

In 2020, Sciences Po welcomed eight new members to its permanent faculty. Eight researchers who, each in their own field of expertise, open doors to new knowledge for our research and our teaching. These new thinkers strengthen our research units, irrigate our courses, and reinforce Sciences Po's presence in public debate. Discover their bios below!

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