The U.S. Presidential Elections and the Issue of Race

The U.S. Presidential Elections and the Issue of Race

Daniel Sabbagh is a Senior Research Fellow at the CERI Sciences Po (Centre de recherches internationales). His research interests include antidiscrimination and affirmative action policies considered from a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective, multiculturalism, American law, theories of justice and equality, the domestic determinants of American foreign policy, and the death penalty in the United States.

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Esther Duflo's Five Lessons For Harder Times

Esther Duflo's Five Lessons For Harder Times

On 11 September 2020, the School of Public Affairs welcomed 2019 Nobel Prize-winning economist Esther Duflo for its inaugural lecture, “Good Economics for Harder Times.” The title of this talk plays on the title of her book co-written with Abhijit V. Banerjee, Good Economics for Hard Times, published in November 2019, before the global health crisis hit. In the context at the start of the 2020/2021 academic year, Duflo discusses “harder times,” explaining that the global situation was already tough before the pandemic, but is now even more complex.

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The Value of Diversity: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 2009 Keynote Speech

The Value of Diversity: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 2009 Keynote Speech

In July 2009, Sciences Po had the special honor of welcoming the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a keynote speaker of the Graduation Ceremony, held in our renowned Emile Boutmy lecture hall. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 to 2020, “RBG” as she is commonly referred to, was a fervent advocate for equality and became a cultural icon in the fight for women’s and minority rights.

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“Multilateralism: Modus Operandi For Progress”

“Multilateralism: Modus Operandi For Progress”

On 10 September 2020, the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, who just a week prior made headlines for receiving sanctions by the United States government, addressed the new and returning graduate students of Sciences Po’s School of International Affairs (PSIA) for an inaugural lecture on multilateralism.

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