Who is Fariba Adelkhah, scientific researcher detained in Iran?

Who is Fariba Adelkhah, scientific researcher detained in Iran?

By Jean-François Bayart, Professor at IHEID (Geneva). Incarcerated in Iran since the beginning of June, Fariba Adelkhah, a specialist in social anthropology and political anthropology of post-revolutionary Iran, has been a researcher at the Centre for International Studies (CERI) since 1993. Her initial work focused on women and the Islamic Revolution. Her current research focuses on the circulation of Shiite clerics between Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq. Internationally recognized and respected by her peers, Fariba Adelkhah is today an academic prisoner.

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Who is Roland Marchal, scientific researcher detained in Iran?

Who is Roland Marchal, scientific researcher detained in Iran?

Biography written by Didier Péclard, University of Geneva, and Sandrine Perrot (CERI Sciences Po). Roland Marchal is a sociologist with the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and he has worked as a researcher at the Centre for International Studies of Sciences Po (CERI) since 1997. Today, he is an academic prisoner.

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Free Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal

Free Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal

17 October 2019 - The international press has just released the news that our colleague, Roland Marchal, Researcher at the CNRS and CERI Sciences Po, has been incarcerated in Iran since June 2019. 

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Cutting-Edge and Accessible Research

Cutting-Edge and Accessible Research

Guillaume Plantin, Vice President for Research and professor at the department of economics, worked abroad for many years before joining Sciences Po. This experience was conducive to his understanding of research in a global context: global in terms of the issues to explore – environment, digital technology, populism – and global in terms of the global competition in which science is evolving. He believes that research at Sciences Po has a solid record and has demonstrated the necessary creativity to meet these challenges – in its own way. He explains in this interview.

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Tackling Inequality in Education

Tackling Inequality in Education

A team of researchers at Sciences Po sheds light on the potential that childhood academic intervention has to pre-emptively reduce social inequalities. Article by Carlo Barone, Full Professor, Sciences Po; Denis Fougère & Agnès van Zanten, Research Directors, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (CNRS), Sciences Po.

This article was originally published in the 2019 G7 Global Leaders Report.

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Freedom for Fariba Adelkhah

Freedom for Fariba Adelkhah

Our colleague and friend, anthropologist Fariba Adelkhah, was arrested in Iran in early June 2019. A specialist in Iranian sociology, Adelkhah has been Director of Research at Sciences Po’s Centre for International Research (CERI) since 1993. Despite continued efforts on the part of this institution and the French authorities, Fariba Adelkhah remains in incarceration today.

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