Youth & Leaders Summit: “Wars and Peace” (Day 2)

Tuesday 19 January 2021 13h30 à 18h45
Organized bySciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA)

The 6th edition of the Youth & Leaders Summit will be dedicated to Wars and Peace: Solving Conflicts, Building Human Security and will be held online over three days on 18-19-20 January 2021.

Over 50 distinguished guest speakers from all over the world will participate, including diplomats, practitioners and academics.

World leaders and students of Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) will tackle this overarching issue of Wars and Peace through a range of keynote speeches and panel discussions covering the vast array of issues at stake today in the world.



Keynote Speech“The world we live in” (13:30-14:30)

Chaired by Mark Maloney, Vice Dean, Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

Susana Malcorra, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentina; former Chief of Staff to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon; current Dean of IE School of Global & Public Affairs, Spain

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  • Panel 4: Migratory Crises and Human Security (14:45-15:45)

Chaired by Sergio Carrera, Center for European Policy Studies. Student Greeter: Kathrin Walter, PSIA student.

Guest speakers: Amanda AldenPascal Brice, Fabienne Keller, António Vitorino, Catherine Wihtol De Wenden.

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  • Panel 5: Lasting Peace and Social Justice: Solutions for More Inclusive Societies (14:45-15:45)

Chaired by Jean-Pierre Filiu, Sciences Po. Student Greeter: Yiyin Zhang, PSIA student.

Guest speakers: Gabriela BucherPaul Collier, Ollin Perez Raynaud, Vandana Shiva.

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  • Panel 6: Governing New Technologies for a More Secure World (14:45-15:45)

Chaired by Stéphanie Balme, Sciences Po. Student Greeter: Eli Scher-Zagier, PSIA student.

Guest speakers: Bruno Caïtucoli, Vanessa Evers, Alexandra Geese, Casper Klynge, Marusa Rus, Jamie Susskind.

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  • Keynote Speech: “How to adapt modern diplomatic action to the new challenges of our century” (17:15-18:00)

By Pierre Vimont, former Executive Secretary-General, European External Action Service (EEAS), European Union; former Ambassador of France to the United States.

Chaired by Roger Cohen, The New York Times. Student Greeter: to be announced.

  • Keynote Speech: “Peace as a Sysiphian endeavor” (18:00-18:45)

By Ghassan Salamé, former UN Special Envoy to Libya; founding Dean, PSIA, Sciences Po; former Minister of Culture, Lebanon.

Chaired by Roger Cohen, The New York Times.

Register for the Keynote Speeches

See Youth & Leaders detailed programme here (18-19-20 January)

PSIA thanks Microsoft for their support of the Youth & Leaders Summit and The New York Times for their media partnership.