Support for Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal

Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, both researchers at the Sciences Po Center for International Studies (CERI), were arrested in Iran in early June 2019. Since then, they have been held in detention without valid legal grounds. On 31 January, 2020, the CERI organised a conference, "Captives Without Cause", aimed at contributing to the mobilisation for their release and raising awareness on the various issues (diplomatic, political, intellectual and human) linked to their detention. Many researchers, but also public figures familiar with the issue of arbitrary arrests and hostage situations were present.

More information

Subscribe to News from Sciences Po

Fact Checking: Between Beliefs and Knowledge

Fact Checking: Between Beliefs and Knowledge

Article by Emeric Henry, Associate Professor in Sciences Po’s Department of Economics.

“Fake news”, or infox, have become the great animators of recent elections, from the pro-Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom to the election of the new Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, and including various elections in Europe and in the United States. While this casual relationship to truth is not a new phenomenon, what marks a new era is the scope of the phenomenon in terms of the number of agents involved (robots, traditional media, platforms, etc.), and especially the speed of the dissemination of this fake information.

More
Virus, Memes, and Protocol in the Competition for Propagation

Virus, Memes, and Protocol in the Competition for Propagation

Article by Dominique Boullier, Professor of Sociology and Director of Research at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE). When a health crisis occurs, a virus does not just propagate itself using its own mechanisms; rather, each society demonstrates its own viral potential, according to a pattern of usual social functioning that Tarde explored using the term imitation in the late 19th Century. Warning alerts and messages of solidarity on social media, recommended procedures, fears, and fake news all circulate using a viral model, which we might call a principle of replication since, just like a virus, that which is being transmitted can mutate and is not always reproduced identically.

More

“It’s no longer a question of ecology, but of civilisation”

“It’s no longer a question of ecology, but of civilisation”

"One of a kind and indispensable": these are the terms FNSP President Olivier Duhamel used to welcome Bruno Latour to the podium of the Boutmy amphitheatre in September 2019, at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. Latour, the celebrated philosopher and anthropologist, proceeded to deliver a powerful lecture on the urgency of the environmental crisis. How can we measure the change our planet is undergoing, and how can we respond to it? Here is a recap of a key moment of this past year's back-to-school season centred around climate and ecology. #KeepLearning.

More
COVID-19: Information for Applicants for the 2020 Intake

COVID-19: Information for Applicants for the 2020 Intake

Last update on 09/04/2020: Are you applying to Sciences Po for the academic year 2020-2021? Admissions are ongoing but have been adapted according to the COVID-19 crisis. Below you will find the new admissions calendar and the latest updates for each of our admissions procedures.

More
The Future of Luxury with Astrid Wendlandt

The Future of Luxury with Astrid Wendlandt

On 12 March 2020, author and journalist Astrid Wendlandt came to Sciences Po to give a masterclass on the evolution of the luxury industry over the past forty years and the major challenges the industry faces.

More
Keep Learning: Sciences Po's Transition Online

Keep Learning: Sciences Po's Transition Online

14,000 students from all over the world and on all continents, 700 classes per day: going online due to the current pandemic has posed an unprecedented and considerable challenge for Sciences Po. It has also been an opportunity to invent new ways to teach and learn. Bénédicte Durand, Vice President of Academic Affairs, recounts the efforts made by the Sciences Po teams to successfully carry out this transition.

More
Hackathoning Against the Global Pandemic

Hackathoning Against the Global Pandemic

Simonas Žilinskas is a second-year student from our Dijon campus. As the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, Simonas returned to his native Lithuania and began to look for ways to get involved in finding solutions or volunteering aid. Thanks to his previous experience in the Lithuanian startup scene and in various hackathons, he joined the organising team of “Hack the Crisis”, an online hackathon that took place from 20 to 22 March 2020, which aimed to bring about solutions and innovations in response to the global pandemic. Interview with Simonas on the event and its outcomes.

More

"Menton Livraison": Students Volunteer Aid During the Crisis

At the beginning of March 2020, while much of France was still living relatively undisturbed, Tommaso Campomagnani, Nolwenn Menard, Joseph Moussa and Mathilde de Solages, first-year students on the Menton campus, anticipated the possibility of a lockdown. In this small town on the French riviera where a third of the population is over sixty, they created Menton Livraison, a service allowing volunteers to deliver essential products to at-risk individuals. Mathilde and Nolwenn tell us about the adventure, complete with administrative obstacles and happy encounters along the way. 

More
MOOC: Cities are back in town

MOOC: Cities are back in town

Update March 2020: Ideas are not in confinement! All of our MOOCs are available on Coursera, and it is once again possible to take the course "Cities are Back in Town" by Patrick Le Galès, Dean of the Sciences Po Urban School. This MOOC draws on sociology and history for a fresh look at the urban planning of metropolises. 

Read this interview to find out more. #KeepLearning

More