Lifting the barriers to women entrepreneurship

Lifting the barriers to women entrepreneurship

Whether setting up a new business, negotiating a pay rise or taking on more responsibility in the workplace, women can be supported in reaching leadership positions. Sciences Po's new Women in Business Chair aims to improve understanding of the obstacles women face and spearhead action to remove them. Interview with Anne Boring, researcher in charge of the Chair. Anne’s work focuses on the analysis of gender inequalities in the professional world.

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Rethinking the city

Rethinking the city

Patrick Le Galès, CNRS research director at Sciences Po’s Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE), dean of the Urban School and Fellow at the British Academy, has just received the prestigious CNRS silver medal. The distinction recognizes the quality of his research in political science and sociology, as well as his participation in the creation of the CEE, a leading laboratory for the social sciences in Europe, and the creation of Sciences Po’s Urban School three years ago.   

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MLK, 50 years later: a universal hero?

MLK, 50 years later: a universal hero?

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, Dr. Sylvie Laurent, Cultural Historian and Lecturer at Sciences Po organized a debate to re-examine the role of Dr. King, his guidance of the fight against injustice, and the incompleteness of his battle. Watch the expert interview on the relevance of Dr. King's legacy today, and how we ought to pay homage.

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Risk, Innovation, Failure and Futurity

Risk, Innovation, Failure and Futurity

What will the future bring? As individuals, families, scholars, citizens, cultures, societies, economic entities and political nations, we have long asked this question. But today we are seeing a new burst in the academic study of futurity, i.e. the research of the future, scenarios and predictions. How come?

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"A PhD is a life choice"

Are you interested in pursuing a PhD in sociology? A key discipline taught at the college level, sociology is also one of the pillars of research at Sciences Po. What kind of research in sociology does Sciences Po do? How does one select a PhD topic in this discipline? Ettore Recchi, a sociologist and director of studies in sociology at the Doctoral School, offers some advice and answers.

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“The world economy is more dangerous and less stable now than in 2008”

“The world economy is more dangerous and less stable now than in 2008”

Nearly ten years on from the global financial crisis of 2008, Colin Hay, researcher at Sciences Po’s Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, and Tom Hunt (University of Sheffield) have edited a little book which provides a timely warning as to the dangers still present and building in the global economic system. In The Coming Crisis (Palgrave, 2017) they draw on research on the political economy of growth, stagnation, austerity and crisis, placing each in the context of the wider environmental crisis. Interview with Professor Hay.

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“To be a PhD student is to be at the heart of knowledge production”

“To be a PhD student is to be at the heart of knowledge production”

Of Sciences Po’s seven graduate schools, the Doctoral School has a unique status. This school awards both Master’s and doctoral degrees, and supports aspiring researchers at the beginning of their research careers in law, economics, history, political science and sociology. At the Research Forum – an annual event for students that promotes careers in research – the Doctoral School’s new dean Pierre François, a researcher at the Centre for the Sociology of Organisations, sat down for an interview.

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