The Spy Who Studied at Sciences Po

The Spy Who Studied at Sciences Po

After graduating at the top of her class in July 1940, Jeannie de Clarens, née Rousseau, set out on an extraordinary career in the world of interpretation and espionage. At 23 years old, she was to hand Allied Forces one of the Second World War’s most precious pieces of intelligence. In memory of de Clarens, a true heroine of the French Resistance, Sciences Po now pays homage by giving her name to a lecture hall.

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Christian Dior, a perennially fashionable alumnus

Christian Dior, a perennially fashionable alumnus

Did you know that Christian Dior was once a student at Sciences Po? Pressured into enrolling at the school by his family, Dior promptly fled the diplomatic career mapped out for him and set out instead on the path to his illustrious future in fashion. Take a look back at an alumnus whose avant-garde vision has withstood the test of time and trend – and one who would perhaps have found the Sciences Po of 2018 more to his taste.

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"Never Give Up"

Nora Poggi is a Sciences Po Master of Communications and the Director-Producer of the award-winning documentary film, "She Started It" on women tech entrepreneurs. The film was named one of "5 Must-Watch Movies for Entrepreneurs in 2017" by Inc Magazine and was shown at over 300 events, at Harvard University, Columbia University, Yale University, Stanford University, The World Bank, Disney, Google, Apple, Micros More

What Bachelor’s graduates take away from their studies at Sciences Po

What Bachelor’s graduates take away from their studies at Sciences Po

On 6 September, students celebrated their graduation from the Sciences Po Undergraduate College. They all spent two years at one of the seven Sciences Po campuses in France, and one year abroad studying at a partner university. Those enrolled in a dual Bachelor’s degree programme spent two years in France then two years at the partner university abroad.

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“When I arrived at Sciences Po, i was left-wing”

“When I arrived at Sciences Po, i was left-wing”

“I was eighteen years old, I was just starting at Sciences Po and I was left-wing because, given what I was and what I was reading, I didn’t see how I could have been otherwise*.” The year is 1989. Édouard Philippe had “only just” passed the Sciences Po entrance exam after a year of literary classe préparatoire. It was the start of three “dream years” for him on the university’s Paris campus.

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“With machines performing complex tasks, it is up to humans to prioritise data”

“With machines performing complex tasks, it is up to humans to prioritise data”

Sciences Po alumnus Sunghan Kim has recently been named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. In his role as principal product owner at Coupang—the world's fastest growing e-commerce site, known as the "Amazon" of South Korea—he has developed a fraud detection system to identify reviewers not associated with sellers. Alongside Coupang’s founder, Sunghan Kim has helped turn the platform into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise within four years. Interview.

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