A powerful exchange between Volodymyr Zelensky and the students of France

A powerful exchange between Volodymyr Zelensky and the students of France

In front of packed lecture halls adorned with blue and yellow flags, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky conversed for more than an hour on Wednesday 11 May 2022 with several hundred students from Sciences Po, the Institut National du Service Public, Ecole Polytechnique, Inalco, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Université de Paris II Panthéon Assas, the IEP of Lille, Sorbonne University, Université de Haute-Alsace, the Ecole du Louvre, Université de Lyon and Sorbonne Paris Nord. All over France, dozens of auditoriums were opened, and tens of thousands of people were able to follow, in person or online, this unprecedented exchange.

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Immigration: Intractable Policy Problem or Symbolic Politics?

Immigration: Intractable Policy Problem or Symbolic Politics?

On 30 March 2022, professors James Hollifield, Nonna Mayer, and Virginie Guiraudon, came together to discuss the issue of immigration in our current political context. This cross-cultural discussion hosted by Sciences Po's Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) and School of Public Affairs (EAP) was the opportunity to discuss the political framing of immigration and its construction within the current political discourse.

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The Russian War against Ukraine: Geopolitical Implications

The Russian War against Ukraine: Geopolitical Implications

On Tuesday 22 March 2022, Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) gathered experts to discuss the implications of the war in Ukraine on international and geopolitical relations between countries, with a particular emphasis on the EU, the U.S., and China. The discussion was chaired by the Dean of PSIA Arancha Gonzalez and featured Mircea Geoana, Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Pascal Lamy, former Director General of the WTO and President of the Paris Peace Forum, Marie Mendras, Research Fellow at CNRS-CERI and Professor at PSIA, and PSIA student Viktoriia Molnar. In the following article, Natalie McCullough, Master’s student in Environmental Policy, shares the highlights of the event, providing insights and analysis on this important subject.

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“Political Economics of Gender or Feminist Economics?”: Working Toward Equality

“Political Economics of Gender or Feminist Economics?”: Working Toward Equality

What differences and similarities exist between feminist economics and the political economics of gender? This is the question that Sciences Po’s Hélène Périvier and Grenoble Alpes University’s Guillaume Vallet came together to discuss in “Political Economics of Gender or Feminist Economy?”. During this online event, hosted on the 23rd of February, 2022 by Sciences Po’s School of Public Affairs and the PRESAGE programme, Lamia Mounaveraly, a student at the School of Public Affairs, moderated the discussion by selecting and contextualizing audience questions. From equality, to the uses and pitfalls of categorization, to the role of public policy within feminist and gender economics, the conversation was as in depth as it was far-reaching, exploring the complexities of these important social topics.

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(Re)Defining Class: In Conversation with Bruno Latour and Nikolaj Schultz

(Re)Defining Class: In Conversation with Bruno Latour and Nikolaj Schultz

On the 10th of February 2022, Bruno Latour, anthropologist, scientific philosopher, professor emeritus at Sciences Po and Nikolaj Schultz, PhD student at the University of Copenhague and co-author of his most recent book, Mémo sur la nouvelle classe écologique, came to Sciences Po to discuss art, Marxism, class, and questions of ecology, in the context of an event hosted by the School of Public Affairs. Throughout the course of this event “Why talk about Geo-Social Classes?”, they delved into what a new social class based on environmental concerns could look like and how it could shift our political landscape toward a more sustainable future.

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“Content Policy in the Age of Transparency”: A Cross-Cultural Conversation

“Content Policy in the Age of Transparency”: A Cross-Cultural Conversation

In an ever-shifting digital landscape, governments are increasingly seeking to regulate online content, most notably that of the Tech Giants (Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.). These efforts have raised a number of complex questions for researchers, policy makers, and citizens alike, highlighting the complexity of regulation in the post-internet era. On Monday, 21 February 2022, Sciences Po and Stanford University discussed some of the most pressing of these questions on digital regulation in the context of both the United States and the European Union in “Content Policy in the Age of Transparency, A Transatlantic Discussion”.

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A Complex Conception of “the Author”: “The Historical and Cultural Construction of Attribution”

A Complex Conception of “the Author”: “The Historical and Cultural Construction of Attribution”

In this first edition of the TRIBU/A3 seminar “Historical and Cultural Construction of Attribution” hosted by the Sciences Po Law School’s Séverine Dusollier (FR) and Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University’s Valérie-Laure Benabou, Laurent Pfister, Charlotte Guichard, Alain Pottage (FR) and Géraldine Blanche (FR)—along with various members of the virtual audience—came together to discuss the theoretical aspects of the legal attribution of works of literature and art throughout Western history.

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Mathias Énard Named Sciences Po’s Newest Writer-in-Residence Chair

Mathias Énard Named Sciences Po’s Newest Writer-in-Residence Chair

“After all, books remain–along with fire–the only means of fighting off the shadows.” - Mathias Énard, Rue des voleurs

As Sciences Po’s newest Writer-in-Residence Chair, Mathias Énard will teach students to master the art of fighting off shadows–not with fire, but with literature–in two creative writing workshops.

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A Replay of our Events in 2021!

A Replay of our Events in 2021!

All throughout 2021, Sciences Po has remained committed to its mission of spreading knowledge and the spirit of analytical and critical thinking through an extensive events programme. Here is the opportunity to rediscover —through those available online, either in English or in French— the many conferences and events that Sciences Po organised this year.

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"The EU as a Global Actor" in a Divided World

In anticipation of France’s six-month presidency of the European Union that will take effect this 1 January 2022, Emmanuel Macron recently laid out new objectives for the future of European cooperation. To consider the subject in depth, Sciences Po’s Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics cohosted a two-day conference on December 9th and 10th with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) to discuss “The 2022 French Presidency of the Council of the European Union” and the direction that the European Union may take in the coming months.

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