- Stanley Hoffmann
Stanley Hoffmann, the most French of American political scientists, died last weekend aged 86. He was at his home in the US, the land that welcomed him in 1951 as a visiting graduate student from Sciences Po and, shortly after, as a young professor.
Born in Vienna and raised in Paris, Hoffman had to flee the capital in 1940, two days before the arrival of the Nazi armies which had already forced him to leave Austria.
The School of Public Affairs intends to provide Europe’s most original response to a threefold change in public affairs. This transformation includes new, more complex challenges - from new technologies to sustainable development, financial regulation and poverty. There has also been a change in actors, with a new range of stakeholders from the private and public sectors, civil society and international organisations.
The new School of Public Affairs welcomed its inaugural class of students on August 31st. Guest speaker Pascal Lamy, the former General-Director of the World Trade Organization and a Sciences Po alumnus, addressed the school’s 540 students who hail from over 40 different countries.
- School of Public Affairs welcomes first cohort
The School of Public Affairs welcomed its inaugural class of students in the Master of Public Policy this week at Sciences Po. The inaugural cohort includes over 40 nationalities and a wide range of academic backgrounds.
- New dual degree programmes
The School of Public Affairs has developed new dual degree programmes with five major universities throughout the world:
- Yann Algan, Dean of the School of Public Affairs
Frédéric Mion, the President of Sciences Po, has nominated Professor Yann Algan as Dean of the new School of Public Affairs of Sciences Po, which will be launched in September 2015.
Yann Algan will succeed Jean-Pierre Landau, who has led the establishment of the new School with remarkable energy and vision, and who now wishes to focus on teaching and outreach for the School; he will thus remain instrumental in the development of this project .
- Mostar Bridge in Bosnia
What can the city of Schengen, Spanish Poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s sepulture, and the Mostar bridge in Bosnia have in common? Those three sites have been elected has symbols of the European reconciliation, and were among the eight finalists for Sciences Po’s award for European heritage.
- Sergei Guriev, Florent Parmentier and Alain Frachon
Le 16 avril 2015, Sergei Guriev, Professeur d'économie à Sciences Po, et Alain Frachon, éditorialiste au journal Le Monde, dans un débat modéré par Florent Parmentier de l'École d'Affaires publiques ont discuté, les conséquences des sanctions économiques décidées contre la Russie suite au conflit en Ukraine. Ils ont interrogé l'éventualité de nouvelles sanctions, et la situation dans la région.
- Benoit Coeuré, member of the executive board of the ECB
Benoit Coeuré, affiliate professor at the Department of Economics at Sciences Po and member of the executive board of the European Central Bank, discussed the recent decision about quantitative easing and the European monetary policy.
In a session moderated by Philippe Martin, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, he answered the many questions students had about this major policy and its consequences, as well as on the economic perspectives in Europe for 2015 and beyond.
- Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary of the UK Treasury
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Chief Secretary to the UK Treasury Danny Alexander’s at Sciences Po on building a better Europe, on January 23rd.
Introduced by Jean-Pierre Landau, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, Danny Alexander spoke about the importance of Europe for the UK, and of the UK for Europe. The rising opposition to the EU calls for important reforms aimed at fostering growth at a European level, he claimed. He argued that a Europe which would be more flexible, more competitive, more democratically accountable would be stronger for it.