"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.

Yoga in Education: tips on stress management

Yoga in Education: tips on stress management

Sophie Flak, President of RYE France (Research on Yoga in Education) and lecturer at Sciences Po, has incorporated yoga breaks into her communication classes. In this video, she gives students tips to manage and help reduce stress, recenter focus, and aid concentration - tools that can be applied in academia as well as in the professional or personal realms.

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Risk, Innovation, Failure and Futurity

Risk, Innovation, Failure and Futurity

What will the future bring? As individuals, families, scholars, citizens, cultures, societies, economic entities and political nations, we have long asked this question. But today we are seeing a new burst in the academic study of futurity, i.e. the research of the future, scenarios and predictions. How come?

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The Summer Reading List is here!

The Summer Reading List is here!

Summer is here, and so is our 2018 Summer Reading List! We asked researchers, professors, alumni and current students to give us their must-reads for young bright minds. Here are there recommendations.

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Christian Dior, a perennially fashionable alumnus

Christian Dior, a perennially fashionable alumnus

Did you know that Christian Dior was once a student at Sciences Po? Pressured into enrolling at the school by his family, Dior promptly fled the diplomatic career mapped out for him and set out instead on the path to his illustrious future in fashion. Take a look back at an alumnus whose avant-garde vision has withstood the test of time and trend – and one who would perhaps have found the Sciences Po of 2018 more to his taste.

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