CORE: A different way to study economics

CORE: A different way to study economics

In recent years, students and teachers alike have come to realize that there is an insufficient culture and knowledge of economics in our society. The study of economics and the reality of how our world operates differ enormously. This realization led to the creation of CORE, a new course and manual developed by professors of economics from around the world, including Yann Algan at Sciences Po. The goal of this course: to show that economic tools, often considered too abstract and theoretical, can help solve real-world problems and crises.

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How far can Europe push back its borders?

How far can Europe push back its borders?

Migration control is now “high politics” in Europe and a priority for the EU. For example, on May 2, 2018, the European Commission proposed that the budget for the management of external borders, migration and asylum – set at 13 billion euros for the period 2014-2020 – be raised to 34.9 billion euros.

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God is not dead, He's in politics

God is not dead, He's in politics

Around the world religion is back. Both domestically and internationally, religion is involved in social issues and politics. The objective of the book “L’Enjeu mondial: Religion et politique” [A Global Issue: Religion and Politics] is to analyze this return from different perspectives and in all its diversity.

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What do the rich think of the poor?

What do the rich think of the poor?

How do the upper and upper-middle classes living in wealthy neighborhoods see the poor and working classes? How do they explain the differences between themselves and the most destitute?

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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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"We all have to live somewhere"

Is housing a right or a commodity? In her course "Housing and Land in the Metropolis," Assistant Professor Sukriti Issar challenges her students to explore the role of housing in cities and in the lives of individuals. From Mumbai to Paris with layovers in North American cities, the subject lies at the crossroads of disciplines: law and policy, sociology, human rights, history, and economics.

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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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