Louis Schweitzer elected Interim President of the National Foundation for Political Sciences

Louis Schweitzer elected Interim President of the National Foundation for Political Sciences

The members of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Political Sciences (FNSP), meeting this Wednesday, 13 January 2021, wished to express their shock and unanimous condemnation in regards to the accusations brought against Mr. Olivier Duhamel. They wished to expressed their support for the victims of these criminal acts. They also took note of the severity of the resulting crisis for the institution.

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2020 at Sciences Po: Recap of an Unprecedented Year

2020 at Sciences Po: Recap of an Unprecedented Year

All began as usual, with full classrooms, attentive students, hallways humming with many languages, packed schedules, fresh new year’s resolutions. In January, Ban Ki-Moon spoke as a featured guest at the Paris School of International AffairsYouth and Leaders Summit 2020. Then, as part of our climate Make It Work initiative, Sciences Po welcomed traditional Amazonian leaders and Isabelle Autissier [FR], the president of the World Wildlife Fund France to campus. However, in mid-March, France went into lockdown, emptying our university of its students, professors, researchers, and staff. Nonetheless, our essence and mission remained steadfast.

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Paris Expansion: An Update on Our Future Campus

Paris Expansion: An Update on Our Future Campus

Once the former Hôtel de l'Artillerie will have completed its transformation, it will become the heart of our future Parisian campus. For the moment, the site is still under construction, but has made enormous progress thanks to state-of-the-art machines and the workers controlling them. Take a sneak-peek below through the lens of talented photographer, Martin Argyroglo.

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Mobility as a Catalyst for Resilience and Renewal

Mobility as a Catalyst for Resilience and Renewal

International academic mobility has been a cornerstone of universities dating back as far as the 12th and 13th centuries when they began to flower throughout the European continent.  With a clear understanding of the multiple benefits of academic mobility and the rich and diverse learning environment it created, the University of Bologna, the oldest university in Europe, adopted the Constitutio Habita, an academic charter that ensured and protected the rights and free movement of a traveling scholar in the pursuit of education.  The widely referred to concept of “academic freedom” today stems from the idea of this charter.

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Shirin Ebadi Calls for Fariba Adelkhah's Liberation

Shirin Ebadi Calls for Fariba Adelkhah's Liberation

On 5 June 2019, Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, both researchers at the Sciences Po Centre for International Studies (CERI), were arrested and imprisoned in Tehran. One year later, despite the release of Roland Marchal on 20 March 2020, Fariba Adelkhah remains incarcerated at Evin prison. On this day that marks the anniversary of her wrongful imprisonment, Olivier Duhamel, President of the National Foundation for Political Science (FNSP), and Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, reaffirm their support for our colleague and share a message from Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

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Back to School 2020: a 

Back to School 2020: a "dual campus" model

In response to the uncertainty facing universities worldwide with regards to the start of the next academic year, Sciences Po is mobilising to guarantee all its students as complete and demanding an education as ever. Sciences Po remains faithful to the university’s vocation of training free, critical and socially engaged minds, intellectually informed through research and interaction with professionals at the heart of our teaching. It is this wholesome and well-balanced education that will give you the means to act in a world more uncertain now than ever.

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