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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Olivier Duhamel: “You will learn to think for yourselves”

Olivier Duhamel: “You will learn to think for yourselves”

On 10 September 2020, Olivier Duhamel, President of the FNSP (National Foundation of Political Sciences) gave - on many counts - a historic inaugural lecture for the Sciences Po Undergraduate College. Historic as it was the first ever to be delivered online, and it was for the first time addressed not only to all of Sciences Po’s undergraduate students, but also to a wider public audience through livestream on Youtube. “Argue, doubt, write, discover who you are, and make friendship”: The eminent constitutional law professor gave his most essential advice to incoming students and answered their pressing questions. Watch his ode to freedom of thought on replay below.

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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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Back-to-School 2020: Schedule of Inaugural Lectures

Back-to-School 2020: Schedule of Inaugural Lectures

Welcome new and welcome back, Sciences Po students! Despite an unprecedented and peculiar global context, our 2020 Back-to-School programme of inaugural lectures - which are, for many, open to the general public - promises to set you on the right track to begin an inspiring, fulfilling, and challenging academic year.

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Webinar: The Welfare States During and After the Covid Crisis

Webinar: The Welfare States During and After the Covid Crisis

In this webinar, organised in the frame of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences - professors and researchers Waltraud Schelke (LSE), Anke Hassel (Hertie School of Governance), Anton Hemerijck (European University Institute, Florence) and Bruno Palier (LIEPP Sciences Po) discussed welfare states - before and after the Covid crisis.

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Webinar: The Social Impacts of Confinement

Webinar: The Social Impacts of Confinement

Since mid-March 2020, most of Europe has been under confinement: many sectors of production have come to a halt, and much of the service economy has been shut down. There is no doubt that the economic impacts will be enormous for most sectors, but on a societal level, who is hit the hardest by the confinement measures?

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Wildlife markets after Covid-19

Wildlife markets after Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has attracted widespread international attention to issues in wildlife trade, especially in the context of Chinese wildlife markets and regulation. In the webinar “The impacts of Covid-19 on wildlife management policies in China and the preparation of biodiversity COP15”, Aleksandar Rankovic at IDDRI, Aron White from the Environmental Investigation Agency, and Li Shuo from Greenpeace East Asia discuss existing problems in Chinese wildlife management policies for biodiversity, the need for a nuanced response in governmental and global administration, and opportunities for reforming wildlife management strategies in the postponed 2020 UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming (COP15).

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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.

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