We moved!

August 6, 2011

This blog is no longer updated as we migrated the information to a UK section on Sciences Po Alumni website. The website is for now in French only – English version will follow very soon. Remember to update your bookmarks!

Sciences Po Alumni UK new website

Dinner-debate with Wassyla Tamzali – 15 June

June 8, 2011

Sciences Po Alumni UK is delighted to host a Dinner-debate with Wassyla Tamzali, on women’s situation in the Middle East, on 15 June at the private dining room of The Kensington Hotel.

Please register online to attend. Password will be communicated by email. Alternatively, you can email Stephane Rambosson.

Dinner-debate with Gilles Kepel – 24 May 2011

May 23, 2011

Sciences Po Alumni UK is delighted to host a Dinner-debate with Professor Gilles Kepel, on “Middle East post Mubarak and Ben Laden: local and global perspectives”, tomorrow Tuesday 24th May at the private dining room of The Kensington Hotel. This event is fully booked.

Pr Gilles KepelGilles Kepel is Professor and Chair of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies, at Sciences Po, where he heads the programs on the Arab and Muslim World, at the PhD, M.A.. and undergraduate levels. A visiting professor at NYU and Columbia University in 1995-96, Dr. Kepel holds degrees in Arabic, English and Philosophy, and a PhD in political science from Sciences Po. He is a contributor to the Financial Times, Le Monde, La Repubblica, El Pais, Al Hayat, and a number of Arabic language and international newspapers. He is regularly interviewed on BBC radio and TV, CNN, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiyya, LBC and French and International channels. He frequently travels to North Africa, the Middle East, the Gulf, the US and Europe and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Arab World (IMA) located in Paris. Some of his recent publications include: Beyond Terror and Martyrdom; The War for Muslim Minds; Jihad, the trail of political Islam; Al-Qaeda in its own word; Bad Moon Rising : a Chronicle of the Middle East Today; Jihad/ The trail of Political Islam; Allah in the West : Islamic Movements in America and Europe; The Revenge of God; Les Banlieues de l’Islam; Muslim Extremism in Egypt/The Roots of Radical Islam.

Dinner-debate with Aziz Senni – 14 avril 2011

April 6, 2011

The Sciences Po Alumni UK is delighted to host a Dinner-debate with Aziz Senni on Thursday 14 April at The Kensington Hotel in London.

Aziz Senni is the Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Business Angels des Cités Partenaires Gestion, and the founder ofJeunes Entrepreneurs de France. He is the author of the book “L’ascenseur social est en panne, j’ai pris l’escalier, of which the royalties are used to finance bursaries for college students at Mantes la Jolie. He is a symbol of the “social elevator” method, which Richard Descoings has successfully implemented at Sciences Po.

To book your place and attend this Dinner-Debate, please email Stephane Rambosson: SRambosson@venipartners.com

Join us for the first Sc-Po Wednesday of 2011 at the RAC

January 24, 2011

Our next event, Sciences Po Wednesday, will be held next week on 2 February from 7pm at the Long Bar of the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), 89 Pall Mall, SW1.

Bookings are open to all members of our community, students and alumni. To book your place, email SRambosson@venipartners.com.

Reminder – Sciences Po Wednesday is a monthly gathering, on the first Wednesday of each month, devised simply to give the opportunity to Sciences Po alumni and UK-based students to meet/catch up. It is a nice inter-generational exchange forum. It is a valuable way for students/graduates to obtain valuable advice from more seasoned alumni.

We hope that many alumni will attend so that we can catch up and give youngsters the opportunity to chat with them.

Invitation to meet Jean-François Copé on 19 Jan 2011

January 10, 2011

Jean-François Copé (Sciences po ’85), former French minister, founder of think-tank Génération France and recently-appointed leader of the UMP, is coming to London on Wednesday 19 January and would be keen to meet you. This event is being organised in coordination with UK Alumni of HEC and Sciences Po, and Cercle d’outre Manche. This Forum will be an exchange with French and British participants.

It will take place at the Sofitel Saint-James, 6 Waterloo Place, London SW1 on Wednesday 19 January at 6.30 for 6.45.

Please register online to attend. We hope to see you there.

Special Sciences Po Alumni UK Wishes | 2011

January 1, 2011

Dear Friends,

It has been another rich year for Sciences Po Alumni UK and our Charity Trust, with the notable following highlights:

  • Many successful Sciences Po Wednesdays at the RAC, where students and young alumni have met with older generations.
  • A conference on Europe with LSE Sciences Po Professor Florence Deloche-Gaudez.
  • A dinner with the Director General of the Institut Montaigne and its director of studies and friend Laurent Bigorgne who has recently been named DG of Institut Montaigne (congratulations!).
  • A private dinner at the Residence of our Ambassador with Alain Juppé, now Foreign Minister.
  • A well-attended event with former minister Rachida Dati.
  • A dinner-debate with journalist Jean-Francois Kahn at the maconnic temple of the Andaz.
  • A Sciences Po Wednesday with alumna and artist Valérie Jolly around her latest work, which was delightful.
  • Another conference with leading US universities on Nuclear Iran with Vice Amiral du Puy-Montbrun (thanks to Gabriel Pierard).
  • A reunion around the commemoration of the Appeal of 18 June involving many leading politicians.
  • A cocktail around Professor Jean-Claude Casanova and our director Richard Descoings.
  • The Florence Trust Summer Exhibition with alumna and artist Nadège Druzkowski
  • … and, last but not least, the Sciences Po Alumni UK Trust Gala at the Fishmonger’s Hall hosting Ernest-Antoine Seillière, under the high patronage of HE Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, with our director Richard Descoings and his team including Nadia Marik.

Many many thanks to all those who attended as well as those who contributed to organising these events, most of whom are part of our team cc’ed on our mails.

With your help and support, there is every chance that 2011 will also be a great success, starting with:

  • Sciences Po Wednesday de la rentrée to be scheduled with Stéphanie and Julia as soon as our students are back.
  • An expected opportunity to meet with PM François Fillon, who has planned a visit in the UK in the New Year; we will make suggestions so that Sciences Po Alumni UK are invited.
  • And, Jean-François Copé (Sciences po ‘85), former French minister, founder of think-tank Génération France and leader of the UMP, should be with us on Wednesday 19 January in the evening. The meeting will be a Forum dedicated to Employment and involve French and British speakers. All details to come in the New year. Many thanks to those who have declared an interest.

We hope that 2011 will be a year full of success for everyone; needless to say that it will be an even more successful one for us if you subscribe to Sciences Po Alumni UK, as was discussed a few days ago at our AGM; if you have not yet made your annual subscription, please contact me as well as our departing treasurer Stefan Lavau (stefanlavau@wanadoo.fr ), who is relocating to Paris, and our incoming treasurer Xavier d’Aumale (xavier.daumale@gmail.com), who has only briefly left the team to finalise his studies at Sciences Po but is back…

Also, thanks to Julien Artero and Stefan Lavau, in contact with the alumni Polo Clubyou are able to order some gorgeous Sciences Po Alumni Polo Shirts with us; if you wish more information please contact us.

Thank you all, in particular the team and our regulars as well obviously as the donors of the Trust, for your support. Warmest Wishes from Sciences Po Alumni UK for 2011.

We do hope that there will be plenty of good resolutions, including to attend our events and subscribe as well as to help to  grow and reshape the team. Oscar Wilde said that “good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” Let’s hope that the crisis is well behind us and that there will be plenty of bank accounts in 2011…

Amicalement yours, Have a lovely New Year’s Eve,

For the team of Sciences Po Alumni UK

Stéphane Rambosson




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