Ukraine War: What is the Economic Impact of Trade Sanctions on Russia?

Ukraine War: What is the Economic Impact of Trade Sanctions on Russia?

Since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, economic sanctions have been imposed on Russia on a scale rarely seen in modern times. As the nature and extent of Russian violence worsens, there are growing calls for even tougher sanctions and for a drastic reduction of EU imports from Russia. But what will be the economic impact of these sanctions? To answer this thorny but urgent question, researchers from Sciences Po’s Economics Department presented their expertise and early research results in a conference chaired by PSIA Dean Arancha Gonzalez, on April 11th.

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Eberhard Kienle’s Examination of Authoritarian Rule in Egypt

Eberhard Kienle’s Examination of Authoritarian Rule in Egypt

In the following interview, Eberhard Kienle discusses his research from his recently published book, “Egypt: A Fragile Power”. In this historical perspective on Egyptian authoritarian rule, economic challenges, and external dependency, Eberhard Kienle analyses the country’s current political and economic situation. By challenging assumptions about Egyptian secularists, Islamists, and revolutionaries and questioning notions of “modernization”, “economic reform”, and political stability, he provides a glimpse at the political and economic situation in contemporary Egypt.

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Digital Technology’s Effects on Journalism: FOCUS with Sylvain Parasie

Digital Technology’s Effects on Journalism: FOCUS with Sylvain Parasie

What is data journalism? How does it affect our ways of receiving and sharing information? What consequences does it have on our perception of our social realities?

In the following episode of FOCUS, Sciences Po's video series that invites professors to approach their field from an unexpected angle, Sylvain Parasie, professeur de sociologie and researcher at Sciences Po's médialab, provides the answers to these questions. By exploring its effects on contemporary journalism and the opportunities that it offers for the future, he explores the implications of digitalization on this vital field.

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How does the brain choose its leaders?: FOCUS with Lou Safra

How does the brain choose its leaders?: FOCUS with Lou Safra

In this episode of FOCUS, Sciences Po's video series that invites professors to approach their field from an unexpected angle, Lou Safra, assistant professor in political psychology at Sciences Po’s Centre for Political Research (CEVIPOF), explains the cognitive mechanisms that affect voting behaviors.

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How Did the Covid-19 Crisis Affect Energy Poverty?: CERI Researchers Share Their Findings

How Did the Covid-19 Crisis Affect Energy Poverty?: CERI Researchers Share Their Findings

In the context of the health crisis brought on by Covid-19, in which a series of lockdowns led to a rise in energy prices and put increasing strain on low-income households, researchers from Sciences Po’s Center for International Studies (CERI) have been studying its continued effects on energy poverty on a European level in the context of the Energy and Cohesion: Governance, Regulations and Negotiations (FR) research group. 

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Climate: the COP Summits Are Valuable Indeed!

Climate: the COP Summits Are Valuable Indeed!

Since the Paris-based COP21 summit in 2015, whose advances met with (near-)unanimous praise, ensuing COP summits have generated a great deal of disappointment and criticism. But the COP summits are not just about the commitments, seldom honored, made by the States. Such is the view taken by the broad-based Sciences Po delegation that took part in COP26. For the article which follows, we sat down with Arnault Barichella, Phd candidate at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Ellen Ledger, master's student at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), and Carola Kloeck, researcher at the Center for International Studies (CERI) specializing in global warming adaptation policies.

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