Anti-Blackness and the Legacy of Colonialism at Sciences Po

By BEING BLACK AT SCIENCES PO
As more and more students entrusted us with sharing their experiences, the stories became more grave, signaling the extent of anti-Blackness as a  pervasive force endemic to Sciences Po as an institution. At all levels of the establishment, there  will always be Black Sciencespistes with their traumatizing experiences which forever impacted their educational trajectory  at this institution—they carry it as a burden, hushed and silenced, operating with the acute understanding that if they were to speak, no one—and especially not the administration—would take them seriously enough to handle the issue… Continue reading Anti-Blackness and the Legacy of Colonialism at Sciences Po

TikTok : et si c’était l’heure du changement ?

Par JOSEF NASR
Tik – tok. Deux simples et anodines syllabes, qui ne viennent pas ici désigner le bruit reconnaissable de l’horloge (« Tic-Tac » légère différence orthographique) mais viennent nommer un réseau social qui à l’instar de la pendule, sonne bel et bien l’heure du changement… Continue reading TikTok : et si c’était l’heure du changement ?

Iran : la croisée des chemins

Par JOSEF NASR
La question du nucléaire iranien déchaîne les analystes depuis l’annonce de la victoire de Biden aux présidentielles américaines. Souvent abordé à travers le seul prisme des relations entre les deux Etats, pour le moins tumultueuses depuis 1979 et la déposition du Chah par les révolutionnaires khomeynistes, le poker menteur actuel entre Washington et Téhéran quant à un éventuel retour à l’accord de 2015 soulève également des questions relatives aux enjeux régionaux qui en définissent le cadre. Continue reading Iran : la croisée des chemins

Conversations on Clubhouse, the new audio-chat app: China’s War on Uyghurs

By SALINA KUO
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to explore the wonders of “Clubhouse,” the new audio-only conversation app. It’s exciting to see this “next big” social media novelty take the world by storm, but not as quickly as one might expect. It’s currently open to a beta group of iPhone users for testing, and access to the app is by invitation only—for now. Clubhouse is widely described as a hybrid between conference-calls and podcasts, though unlike a conventional podcast recording, you can now consider responding to the speakers in real time, given the opportunity… Continue reading Conversations on Clubhouse, the new audio-chat app: China’s War on Uyghurs

China: Undefeated

By RHEA MEHTA
Last year around this time, the world was struck by the novel coronavirus. It’ll be wrong if I say that the rest is history, since the pandemic hasn’t left our backs as of yet. However, as multiple changes were witnessed all over the world—battling drowning economies, stimulating the healthcare system, pointing fingers at who’s responsible—the global scenario got a lot more interesting… Continue reading China: Undefeated

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons—More than Nuclear Gesture Politics

By EVA SIEGMANN
On the 6th August 1945, “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima. Little Boy, very much a euphemism for the first nuclear bomb ever used, killed 70.000 civilians immediately. The unimaginable scale of this explosion in an almost finished war astounded the world. Humanity had opened Pandora’s box and tapped into the dark, not quite knowing which horrible consequences their newly gained capabilities could have on humanity’s future. And humanity has tried to live up to this incredible challenge in attempting to stop nuclear proliferation and place multilateral and bilateral disarmament agreements; however, nuclear weapons are the only one among the trio of weapons of mass destructions governments legitimately threaten to use against an enemy… Continue reading The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons—More than Nuclear Gesture Politics

One Year Since the Rioters’ University Rebelled

By PETER GUO
“Rioters’ University” is the derogatory name given by many pro-government media sources to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In response to their “riotous acts,” the students were reminded by the People’s Daily, China’s mouthpiece, of the school’s motto which is taken from the Confucian classic Analects, “through learning and temperance to virtue.” The students, however, humorously and proudly accepted this name and largely confirmed it with the confrontation between them and the police on campus a year ago… Continue reading One Year Since the Rioters’ University Rebelled

Qu’est-ce que je dois faire ? : une réflexion sur les défis environnementaux

Par JOAQUÍN GOSÁLVEZ CASTILLO
Vous allez connaître la fin du pétrole », cet énoncé court, clair, percutant m’a énormément impacté lorsque je l’ai entendu en cours de Science Fiction. Pourtant je le savais déjà, mais très souvent on préfère oublier, cacher dans un tiroir secret ce que la conscience ne peut pas supporter par simple instinct de survie… Continue reading Qu’est-ce que je dois faire ? : une réflexion sur les défis environnementaux

What is to be Observed from the Ceremony of Double Tenth Day in Taiwan?

By PETER GUO
On October 10, 1911 in Wuchang, one of the three cities of the conurbation of Wuhan, revolutionaries started a revolt that later led to the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, and China’s two thousand years of imperial rule with it. The Republic of China (ROC), the régime founded afterwards, set this date as the national day, popularly known as the Double Tenth Day. As most national days in the world, the Double Tenth Day became an important event employed by politicians to make political gestures in Taiwan, the island that formally embodies the régime of ROC. So, what is to be observed? Continue reading What is to be Observed from the Ceremony of Double Tenth Day in Taiwan?

Solidarité avec les étudiants de l’université de Boğaziçi

Par RYAN TFAILY
Peu relayée en France, la situation de l’université de Boğaziçi à Istanbul mérite pourtant l’attention de tous les universitaires engagés pour la liberté académique. Depuis lundi, professeurs, étudiants et responsables pédagogiques sont vent debout pour protester contre la nomination de Melih Bulu au très stratégique poste de recteur de l’université… Continue reading Solidarité avec les étudiants de l’université de Boğaziçi