Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Gender Equality in Politics

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Gender Equality in Politics

Following the recent launch of the Certificate for Gender Equality, or “Certificat egalité femmes-hommes” at Sciences Po, the Founder and Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Victoria Budson, came to lecture on women in U.S. politics. She was joined by Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, former French Minister of Women’s Affairs, and first French woman to be appointed Minister of Education and Research.

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HeForShe: Universities & Corporations Hand In Hand

HeForShe: Universities & Corporations Hand In Hand

Sciences Po joined the HeforShe movement in June 2015, when Frédéric Mion became the only IMPACT 10x10x10 champion at a French university. On the 3rd April 2019, Sciences Po hosted a HeforShe panel discussion with various champions to talk about change at an institutional level, share the progress made, and pass on the baton to the younger generation in the battle for gender equality. 

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Brexit: Defence is not Dead for the U.K.

Brexit: Defence is not Dead for the U.K.

Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6, invited by PSIA Sciences Po, came to discuss with Jean-Claude Cousseran, former director of the French external intelligence service, and Philippe Hayez, former deputy director of the same service, the future of British defence and security post-Brexit. 

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Creative Writing: New Visiting Fellowship in Literature

Creative Writing: New Visiting Fellowship in Literature

This semester Sciences Po welcomes its first visiting fellow for literature, celebrated writer, Kamel Daoud, current holder of the Mediterranean Prize (FR). Daoud, who is a renowned writer in the francophone world, will deliver creative writing classes throughout this semester. Linked with the Writing and Rhetoric Centre, this groundbreaking initiative for a French university aims to reinforce students’ creative expression and to stimulate their curiosity. 

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Artillerie: discover our future campus!

Artillerie: discover our future campus!

A new chapter in Sciences Po’s history is beginning. The redevelopment project chosen for the Artillerie site acquired in late 2016 has been unveiled: it is the work of the team led by Sogelym Dixence with architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Beyond the architectural challenge of transforming a seventeenth-century novitiate into a sustainable, innovative university campus, this plan represents a complete renewal of Sciences Po after 150 years of existence.

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“Terrorism cannot prevail if the people refuse to be terrorised”

“Terrorism cannot prevail if the people refuse to be terrorised”

Last week Sciences Po welcomed two exceptional speakers for a combined lecture on “The Euro-Atlantic Solidarity Against Terrorism”. Former Prime Minister of France, Bernard Cazeneuve, and Jeh Johnson, the US Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama, exchanged words on the rise and evolution of terrorism, as well as their responses to it. Both stressed the need for effective collaboration between nations in order to mount a powerful and unified global response.

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Colours, Smells, Soles of Shoes: The Slippery Slope of Trademarking

Colours, Smells, Soles of Shoes: The Slippery Slope of Trademarking

What do Rubix Cubes, Kit-Kat bars, Pantone 1837, Louboutin shoes, the smell of Play-Doh, and the decor of the Apple Store have in common? All have been the subject of heated legal debate to determine whether these non-traditional brand markers should be granted the status of regular trademarks. This week, Sciences Po welcomed academics and lawyers involved in the debate for a conference on ‘The Protection of Non-Conventional Trademarks’. The event marked the forthcoming publication of a collection of essays on the subject by intellectual property experts, Professors Irene Calboli and Martin Senftleben.

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