Ten Years of the Sciences Po American Foundation

Ten Years of the Sciences Po American Foundation

On 18 November 2019, the Sciences Po American Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary at its annual gala in New York City with honoree Nicolas Sarkozy, former French President, and special guest Hala Gorani, Sciences Po alumna and correspondent at CNN International.

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A Career Path that

A Career Path that "Makes Sense"

A graduate of the Paris School of International Affairs' (PSIA) Master's in International Development (2016), Mathilde Thorel is today the co-director of the Makesense incubator, an organisation destined towards accelerating the growth and development of companies with a focus on social innovation or sustainable development. Having had her first experiences with social entrepreneurship during her time at Sciences Po, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, she is now heavily committed to the field. More

Reflections of an Ambassador to the USA in the Trump Era

Reflections of an Ambassador to the USA in the Trump Era

“In French, we would say Gérard Araud est très cash”, concluded Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, towards the end of his introduction of the experienced diplomat. The phrase referred to the former Ambassador’s famously blunt honesty, which is something that made him a uniquely insightful guest at the conference that took place on the occasion of the launch of his memoirs, titled Diplomatic Passport: 40 Years at the Quai d’Orsay (FR). Organised by the Paris School of International Affairs, the event allowed students to have their most pressing questions about diplomacy and international relations answered by a man whose career as a diplomat spanned nearly four decades.

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Student and parent: combining the two

Student and parent: combining the two

Sciences Po is proud to have been one of ten academic institutions selected by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, to act as a “HeforShe Champion”. As part of the annual HeforShe Summit on 26 September 2018, Director Frédéric Mion discussed the actions taken by Sciences Po to advance gender equality, specifically work accomplished by the university on the question of parenthood. We share the inspiring story of one of our female students: Camille Viros, graduate of the Class of 2018, and mother of three children. 

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Jacques Chirac: Ambition and Flair

Jacques Chirac: Ambition and Flair

With the death of Jacques Chirac, a light goes out on a chapter of French political history and on one of Sciences Po’s most illustrious alumni. During his three years at the Institut d’études politiques, from 1951 to 1954, France’s former president would take his first strides into the dazzling career that was to follow.

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An Alumni Success Story of Entrepreneurship in Mumbai

An Alumni Success Story of Entrepreneurship in Mumbai

Antonia Achache and Jérémie Sabbagh are the proud founders of Suzette and Kitchen Garden, a chain of restaurants in Mumbai. Suzette, a French crêperie, and Kitchen Garden, an organic salad and sandwich bar, are well known by the young urban crowd and expats for their trendy and healthy cuisine, which is not always easy to find in the bustling city! 

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Disability: Breaking The Taboo

Disability: Breaking The Taboo

Marie-Line Séférian finished her Master’s in International Security at the School of International Affairs (PSIA) in 2018. Since then she has earnt a place in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs through a recruitment stream specifically for people with disabilities. She will start working there as a Secretary of Foreign Affairs. She describes her journey from Sciences Po up until now,  including her work abroad, and the Competitive Exam Preparation classes which she did for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

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An Early Alumnus from Across the Channel

An Early Alumnus from Across the Channel

Since its opening in 1872, Sciences Po has welcomed thousands of British students from neighbouring universities across the Channel. Among the very first Brits to enrol at the university was Sir Austen Chamberlain, an ambitious Cambridge graduate with a brilliant future in European diplomacy. Best known for his role negotiating the Locarno Treaties, for which he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Chamberlain held the position of Foreign Secretary in the inter-war years from 1924 – 1929. What did he take away from his time as the only British student in Sciences Po’s Class of 1886, and how was that to shape his policy during such a pivotal period in Europe’s history?

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