Maxime Chaury, Alumnus and Entrepreneur:

Maxime Chaury, Alumnus and Entrepreneur: "It all started with Sciences Po"

At just 29, Maxime Chaury, a graduate of Sciences Po's Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) in 2015, sits at the helm of Flash Coffee in Indonesia, a chain boasting 80 coffee shops in the Jakarta metropolitan area. Having moved around between Europe, Africa and Asia, Mr. Chaury chats with us about his already prolific career. Interview.

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Jonas Gahr Støre: Alumnus and Prime Minister of Norway

Jonas Gahr Støre: Alumnus and Prime Minister of Norway

Back in 1985, the young Norwegian student Jonas Gahr Støre was diligently studying “the role of heads of state and government in crisis resolution.” Little did he know then that he would one day find himself in one of those very roles himself. The day came on 14 October 2021, when Støre was elected Prime Minister of Norway.

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“Be aware of the freedoms you have and act on them”: Interview with Antoine Laurent, Alumnus and Activist

“Be aware of the freedoms you have and act on them”: Interview with Antoine Laurent, Alumnus and Activist

Antoine Laurent was only 25 when he joined SOS Méditerranée, an NGO that rescues migrants in danger in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than two years, Antoine participated actively in the operations of the Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel that aided more than 30,000 people in the world’s deadliest migratory route, until the ship was taken out of action for political and legal reasons. An alumnus of the one-year Master in Advanced Global Studies at PSIA (International Energy track), Antoine has since continued to champion the cause while working in politics. His book Aquarius Logbook: In The Shoes of A Sea Rescuer (Fr) was published by Kero Editions in April 2021. Read our interview with an alumnus of many talents and an ever-committed activist.

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“Colombiennes”: Colombia told through 20 portraits of inspiring women

“Colombiennes”: Colombia told through 20 portraits of inspiring women

"We were twenty years old when we arrived in Bogota": Jade Vergnes and Hortense Jauffret travelled around Colombia to meet inspiring and powerful women. Their project led to a book, Colombiennes, rencontre avec 20 femmes engagées, published on 8 March by Editions du Jasmin. A compilation of powerful, beautiful and diverse portraits, combining written testimonies, photographs and illustrations by the artist Veronica Rincón León.

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Claire Pétreault: helping young graduates find a career in the climate transition

Claire Pétreault: helping young graduates find a career in the climate transition

A 2019 graduate of the Master in Innovation and Digital Transformation, Claire Pétreault describes herself as a member of the “Climate Generation”: a generation of youth who refuse to work in a career that has a negative impact on the environment. The prolific entrepreneur invests her abundance of energy into working for the climate transition and helping other young people find their path, in addition to working as Head of Communications for ChangeNow.

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"Across the Blocks": A Learning Expedition Into Smart Cities

In January 2020, recent graduates Benoît Gufflet and Dimitri Kremp set off on a learning expedition to explore seven “smart cities”. They published their report, "Learning Cities", on 22 March, 2021: an immersive and interactive account exploring and deconstructing the fantasies of the Smart City. We spoke to them in October 2020 about their journey, what they’ve learned about “smart cities,” urban dwellers and pursuing a learning expedition during a global health crisis.

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The Sciences Po Incubator Opens Up to Alumni

The Sciences Po Incubator Opens Up to Alumni

After 12 years and a string of student entrepreneur success stories, the Sciences Po Incubator is now opening its doors to alumni. Collaboration, networking, mentorship, a variety of business sectors... Bérengère de Drouas, in charge of development, explains what makes Sciences Po’s incubator so successful.

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