Annual Benefit Dinner 2022

We are delighted to welcome back friends and supporters of the Foundation for the Annual Gala to take place in New York, at the Morgan Library, on November 10, 2022.

We are pleased to honor Hubert Joly, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy who will engage in a dialogue about Purposeful Leadership.

Keeping with our format, Hubert Joly will engage in a 30-minute “fireside chat” discussion on Purposeful Leadership with Natacha Valla, economist and Dean of Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the vulnerabilities of individuals, societies and economies, calling for a rethink of how economic and social activities are organized. At the same time, the digital revolution and technological changes have given rise to new business models. In light of these new challenges, we need entrepreneurs of change. Being a recognized business leader and CEO, senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and acclaimed author of the Heart of Business, Hubert Joly is ideally situated to examine the Future of Work in the post pandemic economy.

The Gala will also be the opportunity to pay tribute to Michel David-Weill who endowed a scholarship at Sciences Po that embodies his legacy of dedication to transatlantic exchange and partnership, using education to build bridges between the US and France.

Follow this link to join the Benefit Committee.

Please do not hesitate to contact Anne Scattolin for additional details.

The Terrestrial Trilogy
2022-10-27 - 2022-10-28

The Sciences Po American Foundation is co-presenting The Terrestrial Triology at the 15th Crossing the Line Festival.

Philosopher Bruno Latour and director Frédérique Aït-Touati make the stage a place for “scenic essays” and philosophical experimentation in The Terrestrial Trilogy, a reflection on the need for a profound renewal of our representations of the terrestrial world, living and non-living.

The Terrestrial Trilogy started in 2016 with the INSIDE performance conference, followed in 2019 by Moving Earths and in 2020 by Viral. The three lecture performances are the result of a singular process of creation and long-term research developed at the Théâtre Nanterre Amandiers. The whole project is a reflection on the need for a profound renewal of our representations of the terrestrial world, biotic and abiotic. 

INSIDE explored visual alternatives to the haunting and deceptive image of the "Globe"; Moving Earths immersed us in the experience of a moving, reactive earth; VIRAL is an exploration of contagion as an essential process of our closed world, and the political consequences of this expanded definition of life. 

Sciences Po Alumni get a discount with code: SCIEPO.

[Alumni DC] Pétanque and Pastis Gathering

Let's meet on September 28, 2022 for an informal garden party, celebrating the South of France!

In good “Riviera” fashion, we will host a traditional game of “pétanques” (it's kind of like Bocce Ball, and we’ll teach anyone who wants to play!), share some Pastis- France's second favorite drink- and some appetizers.

[Alumni NYC] Technology & Democracy

You are invited for a exclusive conversation about Technology & Democracy between Frank McCourt is Chairman and CEO of McCourt Global and founder of Project Liberty, and Sergei Guriev, newly appointed Sciences Po Provost.

Friday, September 23, 2022
9 AM- 10:30 AM
at the Shed, 545 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

This conversation is taking place on the sidelines of Unfinished Live 2022.  After this private  event with Frank McCourt, you will be given access to the conference.  Check the agenda here.

This event is Free, but Registration is mandatory.

[European Affairs] Rethinking Nuclear Choices. A conversation with Benoit Pelopidas

We are thrilled to invite you to a conversation with Pr. Benoit Pelopidas at the occasion of the publication of his latest book Repenser les Choix Nucléaires (to be published in English... soon!) on Tuesday, July 19th at 12 PM ET

We will talk about nuclear weapons, Iran, Ukraine, (imminent?) risk of nuclear conflict, nuclear proliferation, etc.

Benoît Pelopidas is the founding director of the Nuclear Knowledges program at Sciences Po (CERI). Over the last decade, he has been engaging with policy making elites in the US, Europe and New Zealand as well as civil society groups to reconnect democracy, intergenerational justice and nuclear policy and support innovative arms control and nuclear disarmament policies.

2022 US Sciences Po Alumni Award to Jamieson Greer

The Sciences Po American Foundation is honoring an Alumnus whose professional success embodies the values of excellence of Sciences Po. Jamieson Greer, partner in the International Trade team at King & Spalding will receive the 2022 US Sciences Po Alumni Award.

The evening will give Alumni and friends of Sciences Po a privileged opportunity to hear from Greer's experience firsthand.  He will give us a privileged insight about :  “Lessons from Russia: the Future of Trade Between China and the West.”

It will also be a unique opportunity to gather and network.

All friends of Sciences Po are welcome - please feel free to forward this invitation to your network.

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Jamieson Greer is a partner in the International Trade team at King & Spalding. His practice covers trade remedies, trade policy and negotiations, trade agreement enforcement, export and import compliance, and CFIUS matters. He has represented clients in trade remedy litigation before the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission and federal courts. He has also assisted clients with advocacy before senior government officials and agencies with jurisdiction over international trade matters.  His clients include manufacturing, technology, energy, pharmaceutical, agriculture, financial and investment services, hospitality, and aerospace and defense companies.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Jamieson was the Chief of Staff to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. He worked very closely with Ambassador Lighthizer and senior White House officials on developing and implementing trade policy and advised the USTR on all aspects of the agency’s mission. Jamieson was also deeply involved in the Administration’s negotiations on the Phase One trade deal with China and participated in numerous strategy sessions with Ambassador Lighthizer, the President and other cabinet members as part of that process. He was a critical part of USTR’s efforts to negotiate and obtain Congressional approval of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Jamieson participated in every major Administration trade action initiated during his three years at USTR.

Before working at USTR, Jamieson spent several years in private practice focusing on trade-related matters, from compliance with U.S. export controls to transactions subject to CFIUS’s approval, trade remedies and antidumping laws.

Jamieson also served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, including a deployment to Iraq. He served as both prosecutor and defense counsel in criminal investigations and courts-martial involving U.S. airmen.  

Jamieson appears regularly in print and news media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the BBC.

[Alumni San Francisco] PicNic Brunch & Gathering

The Sciences Po American Foundation is pleased to invite you on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM PT (until 2:00 PM PT) for a PicNic & Brunch Networking Event at Golden Gate Park (exact address to be provided after registration).

The Sciences Po Alumni network in San Francisco has a new team of regional coordinators. Come and meet Sophie Durey and Cristina Mora, and network with Alumni from the Bay!

All Sciences Po Alumni are encouraged to join, including foreign exchange students!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Sophie is Venture Program Manager for a Family Office based in SF. She is also the co-founder of Le Studio, a venture builder focused on impact and design. She is a Sciences Po Alumna ('11)

Cristina is a litigation associate in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she focuses on complex litigation and advises tech companies of Silicon Valley. Prior to law school, Cristina obtained an M.A. from Sciences Po (PSIA, Class of 2015) and a B.A. from UCLA (Class of 2013). 

[Alumni NYC] Wine tasting & Cheese

Join us on Thursday, June 2nd for a networking event featuring a wine tasting from Maison Cordier USA.

Château Maris Rosé is subtle and balanced wine, elegant and tasty, floral and fruity, fresh and round. A wine to drink chilled with friend

A dialogue with Mathias Vicherat

Join us on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM ET (until 8 PM ET) for a Dialogue with Mathias Vicherat, President of Sciences Po at Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 5th Ave, New York, NY 10075.

Mathias Vicherat is traveling to New York for the first time since he was appointed President of Sciences Po last November 2021, and looks forward to meeting Sciences Po Alumni in New York.

Please come and learn more about his ambitions for Sciences Po and the Alumni Community.

This event is also a great networking opportunity for the Sciences Po community as it is the first in-person gathering of 2022!

Can ecology become the central cleavage around which politics is organized?

Do you believe it is too late to tackle climate change?

If you read the news, you came accross the latest IPCC report, and know that the dire state of ecological concerns continues to worsen, even as political mobilization of ecology remains marginal. It is this concerning fact that Bruno Latour, anthropologist, scientific philosopher, and professor emeritus at Sciences Po, centers in his boundary pushing work. Latour, founder of Sciences Po médialab is no stranger to innovation. In the last two decades, he has become widely recognized as one of the most inventive and influential of contemporary philosophers. His engagement on these issues of climate intersect and meld disciplines of philosophy, science, theater, art and politics, putting his weight behind his argument that it is untenable to talk about scientific facts as though their rightness alone will be persuasive. Climatologists, Bruno says, must recognize they have always been political actors, and have never been engaged in some objective, science. Last month Sciences Po received Bruno and Nikolaj Schultz for the conference (Re)defining Class (FR and ENG) on their new book, Mémo sur la Nouvelle Classe Écologique, which advocates ecology as a politically organizing force in order to establish a new geo-social class capable of enacting, and mobilizing others to enact, concrete social change.

The urgency of this work is paramount. Latour tells us, “It is no longer a question of ecology, but of civilization,” this is the reason that Sciences Po is engaged in a first of its kind Initiative for fundamental research in political ecology. We are seeking funding to actualize research at the cutting edge of the fundamental aspects of political ecology. The primary and central goal of this research initiative is to secure a powerful long-term focus on the theme encompassing topics informed by Latour’s ideas such as cities coping with climate stress, geopolitics and climate, environmental justice and inequality, the new role of living things, and agriculture and production. We are looking for Alumni to get involved in establishing this research institution, through funding and sharing this important project with those individuals who would be interested in realizing such an undertaking. 

You can find more information on the Initiative for fundamental research in political ecology and on Bruno Latour at this link

Do you want to get involved? Do you want to know more? We are organizing on Tuesday April 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM noon ET (9:00 AM PT; 6:00 PM CET) an online meeting to let you know more about this initiative and answer your questions. Please RSVP to take action!  And do not hesitate to spread the word. Now is the time for ecology to become the central cleavage around which politics is organized.

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