Students’ stories

Students in Boutmy lecture theatre © Thomas Arrivé / Sciences Po

Sciences Po welcomes 14,000 students from all over the world and educates tomorrow’s actors. Discover some of their stories.


Trishala Adwaine Suresh is a Bangladeshi Boutmy scholar. Her desire to have an impact led her to being a social entrepreneur.


Lamis Al Jasem was born in Raqqa, Syria. Tired of the onslaught of images of destruction that have characterised Raqqa in the media since its capture by the Islamic State in 2013, Lamis decided to show the world her hometown as she once knew it. While completing a Master’s in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, Lamis launched See My Raqqa, a social media project that shares positive photography of the Syrian city, both before the invasion and today. Now See My Raqqa has become a community, a place for Syrians to exchange stories and memories, transforming rubble back into the monuments that existed before.


Anne-Sophie Roux is a social entrepreneur, committed to save the oceans. After her studies at the Sciences Po Doctoral School, she created Tenaka, a social company that builds resilient coral reefs.


Mohammad Ewaz is an Iranian refugee and an undergraduate student at Sciences Po. He studied on Le Havre campus for two years.


Antonia Achache and Jérémie Sabbagh, both Sciences Po Alumni, are the proud founders of Suzette and Kitchen Garden, a chain of restaurants in Mumbai.


Samina Ansari graduated from PSIA in 2018 and is currently the Executive Director at the Women’s Centre at the American University of Afghanistan. Whilst looking into gender studies, she realised that women were rarely at the heart of conflict resolution and the rebuilding of countries torn apart by war. This translated directly to her own country, Afghanistan, and it was this which inspired her to return and to firmly cement the role of women in the country’s peace negotiations with the Taliban.