Sciences Po Alumni in the U.S.
We hope this message finds you and your loved ones in good health.

Below, please find our quarterly newsletter, and the first one of 2021! We hope you can find a moment of enjoyment in our latest portraits of Sciences Po alumni, and get a different perspective from Sciences Po research.

Despite the challenges of the last year, the Foundation successfully launched our #AlumniWebinar Series to foster additional connections between the members of the alumni network. We invite you to join us this Thursday, March 11, for our next alumni webinar, Conspiracies and Democracy: A conversation between Alumna Chine Labbe and Pr. Nancy L. Rosenblum, Senator Joseph Clark Research Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government emerita at Harvard University. Amb. Gérard Araud will give the closing remarks. RSVP here.

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Do you work in a position or field related to climate and/or the effects of climate change? If so, please fill out this questionnaire. We hope to gather (Alumni) forces to take action.

Alexandre Chenesseau is a Sciences Po alum and a Managing Director at Evercore, who credits Sciences Po with teaching him critical thinking and laying the foundations for lifelong relationships. He spoke to us about his international career path in global mergers and acquisitions and offered his advice to current Sciences Po students and graduates on maintaining priorities and a long-term vision.

Adriana Diaz is the anchor of the Saturday edition of the “CBS Weekend News” and a two-time Sciences Po alum. In this interview, she shares with us the magic of her time in Paris, her impressive career progression, and her advice for American students studying abroad in France.
Elsa Alvarado, currently a Senior Vetting Analyst for the 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee, dreamed of attending Sciences Po, where so many influential French political leaders were educated. She spoke to us about her passion for politics, leadership in the Hispanic community, and dedication to being a global citizen.

Tania Johnson is the Director of Sponsored Programs at Swarthmore College and was a student in the first cohort of Sciences Po’s International Programme, an experience that she describes as “exhilarating and challenging at the same time.” In this interview, she shares her experience in Paris, insight into her current work, and advice for Sciences Po students and young graduates.
#2- QS World University Rankings for Politics and International Studies
Sciences Po remains a top university in the social sciences in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by subject, keeping its second place worldwide in "Politics & International Studies" for the second year. In this world ranking released on March 3, 2021, Sciences Po is positioned just behind Harvard university. Sciences Po is the first university in Europe in this discipline, in front of the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics. 

For the past eight years the QS World University Rankings by subject, which compares more than 1,400 universities around the world, has confirmed Sciences Po as a leading university. In 2021, Sciences Po ranks in the top 50 worldwide in 4 disciplines:

  • 2nd in the world in Politics and International Studies
  • 21st in Social Policy and Administration (up from 23rd in 2020)
  • 30th in Sociology (28th in 2020)
  • 39th in Development Studies (40th in 2020)
The latest research from Sciences Po in French and in English.
Perdre sa vie à la gagner

par Jean-Noël Jouzel, Jérôme Pelisse (CSO), Catherine Cavalin, Emmanuel Henry (IRISSO) Histoire de la sous-reconnaissance des maladies professionnelles Cancers, troubles musculosquelettiques, souffrances psychiques… les maladies […] Lire la suite
When Earning a Living Costs Your Life

by Jean-Noël Jouzel, Jérôme Pelisse (CSO), Catherine Cavalin, Emmanuel Henry (IRISSO) A History of the Lack of Recognition for Occupational Illnesses Occupational illnesses, such as […] Read More
Élites et politiques : le cas de l’Obamacare

L’idée que les élites sont toutes puissantes et pèsent de tout leur poids sur les politiques publiques en fonction de leurs intérêts reflète-t-elle la réalité […] Lire la suite
Policy Elites and Politics: The Case of Obamacare

Does the idea of all-powerful elites shaping public policy to align with their interests reflect reality? If so, how do they pull it off? If […] Read more
Défendre l’humanité en protégeant son patrimoine
Un nouveau mandat pour les opérations de paix onusiennes Suite à la destruction de biens culturels classés au patrimoine mondial au Mali, en Irak et […] Lire la suite
Defending Humanity by Protecting its Heritage

A New Mandate for UN Peace Operations Following the destruction of World Heritage sites in Mali, Iraq, and Syria between 2012 and 2015, the UN […] Read More
Aux origines de l’assistance sociale : aider et contrôler

Agrégée d’histoire et jeune docteure de Sciences Po, Lola Zappi a vu sa thèse couronnée par le prix de la Chancellerie et le prix du […] Lire la suite
The Origins of Social Assistance: Helping and Controlling

Lola Zappi is a recent history PhD graduate of Sciences Po whose thesis, which was awarded the Chancellery Prize and the Social Security History Committee […] Read More
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