The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po is the fruit of a longstanding partnership between the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Sciences Po. KFAS is a private non-profit organization dedicated to supporting progress and advancing science and technology.

Working together, the two institutions have supported a range of initiatives in the fields of research, teaching and academic events, with special emphasis on studying the Middle East and Gulf region.

The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po has been structured around 4 key pillars:

  • Student Activities: Scholarships for Master’s level students from the Arab world and Kuwait for any two-year program under Sciences Po’s 7 graduate schools, in addition to student paper awards for leading graduate student research.
  • Academic Opportunities: Visiting faculty programs from 6 months to 2 years at Sciences Po’s School of International Affairs (PSIA).
  • Series of Events: Conferences and lectures hosted in Kuwait and at Sciences Po.
  • Collaborative Research: Joint-projects between Sciences Po and Kuwait-based researchers.

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Latest news

9th June 2022

30 June 2022 : All-day Roundtable Event “Revisiting the Politics of Sectarianism Amidst Lebanon’s Concomitant Crises”

The Kuwait Chair at Sciences Po is hosting an all-day roundtable event on Lebanon on 30 June 2022 at Rue […]
18th January 2022
Informal settlements in the Akkar region in North Lebanon ©Tamirace Fakhoury

Refuge in the Arab East and West: How states (re)navigate the international refugee regime

Workshop (TheKuwait ProgramatSciences Po, Paris)  Convened by Tamirace Fakhoury and Dawn Chatty From 3-4 November 2021, Tamirace Fakhoury (Associate Professor […]
21st September 2020

2020 Conference on the Stakes of Peace & War: Diplomacy, Anthropology, Climate and Conflict

From March 4-5, 2020, the Kuwait Program at Sciences Po hosted its third conference in collaboration with the Kuwait Foundation […]
6th December 2019

Lecture by Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, on “Future of Higher Education in the 21st Century: Global Mindset, Student Mobility, and the Importance of Social Sciences”

On November 24, 2019, Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, gave a lecture entitled “Future of Higher Education in the […]
10th September 2018

2018 Conference on Europe and the Middle East & North Africa: Building Bridges, Mapping the Future

Our 2018 conference on Europe and the MENA region comes at a time when both regions are encountering major turmoil. […]
5th July 2018

Book release: “Wise Cities” in the Mediterranean? Challenges of Urban Sustainability

Following the “Wise Cities” Conference held in Paris at Sciences Po from March 8th-9th, 2018 under the Kuwait Program, and in […]
9th March 2018

“Wise Cities” in the Mediterranean? The Challenge of Environmental and Social Sustainability

The “Wise Cities” Conference is an initiative organized on March 8th and 9th,  2018 by the Kuwait Chair at Sciences […]
28th September 2017

Partnership between KFAS and Sciences Po renewed for five years (2017-2022)

Following a successful 10 -year agreement (2007 -2017), the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and the Fondation […]