"We all have to live somewhere"

Is housing a right or a commodity? In her course "Housing and Land in the Metropolis," Assistant Professor Sukriti Issar challenges her students to explore the role of housing in cities and in the lives of individuals. From Mumbai to Paris with layovers in North American cities, the subject lies at the crossroads of disciplines: law and policy, sociology, human rights, history, and economics.

Sukriti Issar is a researcher and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po. Her research interests are in urban sociology, cities in the developing world, urban governance, comparative policy, and research methods. Her published work can be found in World Politics, Social Service Review, and the Journal of Historical Sociology.

"Prof." is Sciences Po's first web series. Every episode takes you into the heart of the classroom, at the meeting point between a "Prof," a subject, and its students. What is the secret of a successful course? A confrontation of points of view, sometimes unexpected, often funny, always passionate. To see all the episodes of the series, visit our Youtube channel.

Watch Season 2 of our video series FOCUS!

Watch Season 2 of our video series FOCUS!

News passes, ideas stay. FOCUS is Sciences Po’s video series that sheds light on current affairs. In each episode, a researcher or professor explores a topical issue related to his or her field of expertise from an unexpected angle. In three minutes, FOCUS offers an out-of-the-box reflection on the issues that drive public debate and proposes perspectives for understanding and acting.

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Sciences Po celebrates 20 years of the Equal Opportunity Programme

Sciences Po celebrates 20 years of the Equal Opportunity Programme

Twenty years ago, Sciences Po created a new, daring and almost revolutionary programme in the French higher education landscape: the Equal Opportunity Programme (EOP) opened a dedicated admission pathway for candidates who might never have allowed themselves to apply. 20 years and more than 2,300 students later, Sciences Po is celebrating the success of this bet: combining excellence and a proactive approach to social inclusion.

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Will the Covid-19 Crisis Mark the Decline of the Populist Right?

Will the Covid-19 Crisis Mark the Decline of the Populist Right?

Donald Trump’s defeat in the U.S. presidential election last November and the relative inability of populists to make their voices heard during the pandemic point to a new political cycle that is less promising for parties such as the Rassemblement National (RN) in France, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) in Germany, and the Lega in Italy.

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Autumn 2021: in-person teaching and a renewed student life

Autumn 2021: in-person teaching and a renewed student life

After an unusual and eventful academic year, the start of the 2021/2022 year is intended as a return to normal. All Sciences Po teams are working to prepare the conditions for reception and teaching in person for all students, on all campuses, with the academic year starting at the end of August and a return to the usual academic calendar, always in respect of the governmental regulations in force.

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