Sciences Po

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Most Influential School

French university based in Paris

About Sciences Po

According to Wikipedia, The Paris Institute of Political Studies , commonly referred to as Sciences Po Paris or just Sciences Po , is a grande école and grand établissement located in Paris and other cities in France.It originates in the "École libre des sciences politiques", a private school founded in Paris in 1872 by Émile Boutmy. Boutmy aimed at modernizing the education of political elites in France by teaching them contemporary history rather than classical studies, which they would learn in universities at the same time. It acquired an important role in France's public service system and many members of the French public service have studied at the institution on top of primary studies they undertook in universities. The school was re-founded in 1945 as a semi-public "institute", after criticism of the attitude of its staff during WW2 and calls for its closure.

What Is Sciences Po Known For?

Sciences Po is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Sciences Po's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Sciences Po's Most Influential Alumni?

Sciences Po's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Political Science, Sociology, and Business. Here are some of Sciences Po's most famous alumni:

Doudou Diène
A Senegalese lawyer.
Nawaf Salam
A Lebanese Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Paul Biya
A Cameroonian politician.
Jean-Claude Casanova
A French economist.
François Heisbourg
François Heisbourg
A French diplomat.
Alain Minc
A French businessman, political advisor, and author.
Jacques Parizeau
A Canadian politician .
Pierre-Olivier Lapie
A French writer.
Michel Bon
A French businessman.
Michel Albert
A French economist.
Christine Ockrent
Christine Ockrent
A Belgian journalist.
Jacques de Larosière
Jacques de Larosière
A French civil servant, IMF managing director.