PSIA-France 24 Partnership

For its opening in 2010, PSIA launched a partnership with France 24, a leading international news network, to advance a shared mission of extending public debate and provocative thought in international affairs. Through broadcasts in Arabic, Anglophone and Francophone contexts, the PSIA-France 24 partnership will provide in-depth analysis to strengthen societal awareness of increasingly complex events.


Olivier Roy, European University Institute, Florence

Olivier Roy, an invited speaker to the 2014 Conference of the Koweit Foundation at Sciences Po, gives an interview on political Islam, ISIS and the current situation in Syria. November 6 2014

Leila Benali, Cambridge Energy Research Association, PSIA Faculty
Leila Benali gives an interview on the impact of the Japanese tsunami on international energy policies and shares her opinion about the consequences on the world economy and on world energy policies of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. March 17, 2011.
Leila Benali currently teaches "Energy Players and Strategies" at PSIA. She is the Director, Middle East and Africa, of the Cambridge Energy Research Association. Leila Benali's research focuses on the energy policies (oil, gas, and power) of Middle Eastern and African countries.

Ghassan Salame, Dean of PSIA
Melissa Bell speaks to Ghassan Salamé, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs and former Lebanese minister. He gives us his point of view on the situation in Libya and his fears of civil war. He also analyses the reaction of the West to the revolts in the Arab world. March 15, 2011.

Gauthier Rybinski, France 24, reçoit Ghassan Salamé, directeur de l'École des Affaires internationales de l'IEP de Paris et ancien ministre libanais. Il revient sur la situation libyenne et évoque ses craintes de guerre civile. Il analyse également le comportement des pays occidentaux face aux révoltes dans le monde arabe. March 15, 2011. link

في ظل موجة التغيير التي تعم العالم ومفاجآت "الربيع العربي" والثورات الشعبية، يستضيف توفيق مجيد في هذه الحلقة من برنامج "حوار" غسان سلامة، وزير الثقافة اللبناني الأسبق، للحديث عن مدى اتساع كرة الثلج التي لا زالت تتدحرج.



Bernard Rougier
Vanessa Burggraf et ses invités reviendrons sur la situation très tendue en Libye où de nombreuses villes sont désormais tombées entre les mains des opposants à Kadhafi. La contagion au monde arabe sera également au menu. Enfin, retour sur la polémique autour de Michèle Alliot-Marie qui a atteint son apogée. February 26, 2011.

Fawaz Gerges, Visiting Professor, PSIA
It’s a week when Libya’s self-proclaimed « Guide », Muammar Gaddafi, lost all his bearings. And now, he seems poised to lose his country as well. As North Africa’s deadliest rebellion so far rages on, how much more damage will Gaddafi inflict on his people? And can a country riven by tribal rivalries avoid a plunge into all-out civil war? February 25, 2011.
Fawaz Gerges, currently a visiting faculty member at PSIA, is teaching "International Relations in the Middle East". He is also a network news analyst, and Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Professor Gerges holds the Emirates Chair of the Contemporary Middle East and is the Director of the Middle East Centre at the LSE.

Vanessa Scherrer, Vice Dean of PSIA
2010: The Year in Review. Marc Perelman interviews Ana Navarro-Pedro, Paris Correspondent, Visão Magazine; Vanessa Scherrer, Vice Dean, Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po; Stefan Braendle, Journalist, Frankfurter Rundschau; and Mathieu Doiret, IPSOS. December 30, 2010

Jean-Pierre Filiu, University Professor, Sciences Po, PSIA
Leela Jacinto talks to Jean-Pierre Filiu, a professor at Sciences Po in Paris, and author of "The Nine Lives of al Qaeda". Mr Filiu, a leading expert on jihadism, gives his assessment of the current strength of the militant Islamic movement. December 30, 2012

Jean-Hervé Bradol, Research Director, MSF Foundation, PSIA Faculty
Jean-Hervé Bradol, PSIA Professor and Research Director of the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Foundation, discusses the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Professor Bradol is the former President of Doctors Without Borders and teaches "Elements of Global Health Security" at PSIA. November 27, 2010

Roger Persichino, US policy specialist
Roger Persichino, adjunct professor of US politics at PSIA, discusses the future for Barack Obama after the Democrats suffered heavy losses in the mid-term elections. November 4, 2010

Nicholas Dirks, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University
Nicholas Dirks examines the growing links between academia - notably area studies - and intelligence services in the post-war period. November 02, 2010

Álvaro de Soto, UN senior diplomat, PSIA Faculty
Alvaro de Soto appears in "Une Semaine dans le Monde," with a panel of distinguished guests invited to France 24 to discuss events taking place within the week. The discussion, in French, included topics such as: Midterms: quelle est l’importance de ces élections pour le reste du monde ?, Ben Laden est-il une menace à prendre au sérieux ?, Les élections ivoiriennes & guinéennes et la démocratie en Afrique, et enfin, le Brésil est sur le point d'élire un nouveau président : le départ de Lula da Silva, homme du peuple devenu président. October 30, 2010
William Polk, former member of the Kennedy Administration
A member of the Policy Planning Council of the United States Department of State from 1961 to 1965, William R. Polk was responsible for planning American policy over Africa and Asia and for development, refugee problems and cultural exchange. Dr. Polk was also part of the“crisis management committee” during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Today, William R. Polk is the Vice Chairman of the W.P. Carey Foundation. October 23, 2010
Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University
The President of Columbia University, Lee C. Bollinger, is one of the leading First Amendment scholars in the United States. He discusses his latest book, "Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century." October 8, 2010.

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