Sciences Po: 2016 Graduation Ceremony
9-10 July 2016 Graduation Ceremony Maison de la Radio, Paris [Léa Lévy-Lambert, graduate of the School of Communication] I come from New York but I grew up in Germany I was born in France and my parents are French [Yasmina Benbrahim, graduate of the
Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA)] I speak French….
Can we do that again? [Selen Dâver, Law School graduate] My mother is French and my father is Turkish and I was born and raised in Istanbul. I speak French I speak Portuguese I speak Spanish I speak Arabic I speak German I speak Italian [Carolina Fantini, Mariana Segre
graduates of the School of Public Affairs] [Neslihan Sasmazer
graduate of the Master of Economics and Business] [Cornelia Woll, vice president for studies
and academic affairs] We have a cohort of 2,094 graduates this year Our graduates go on to all kinds of professions in the public and private sectors in France and abroad It might be careers in urban planning, communications, economics, finance, strategy or in public affairs and international affairs. [Marianne Getti, graduate of the School of Journalism and already a journalist at France 3] I started my day this morning at 4am to go and shoot rehearsals for the 14th of July on the Champs Elysees. I’m no doubt going to finish it with the final and, with a bit of luck, the French team winning Euro 2016. [Stéphane Colin, PSIA graduate] I started at Ecole Polytechnique in 2007 and at the end of my studies I joined the army I was injured while on deployment and I took advantage of my 3-year long-term sick leave to do another degree so I could adapt to the professional world As I wanted to keep serving the ministry of defence I chose to do the best there is in the field and I went to Sciences Po PSIA [Justine Boniface
graduate of the School of Public Affairs] I’m going to prepare for the ENA entrance exam and I’d particularly like to work in the public law sector, preferably as an administrative court judge. [Leila El Akroud, Laurence Pinnell
graduates of the School of Communication] I’ve just started at Amazon so I’m starting my career in Digital. I finished my internship yesterday at LVMH and I’m going to Hong Kong with them
to do their 18-month graduate programme. [Rémi Reboux, PSIA graduate] I’m continuing with a Master of Anthropology (research) in Marseille and afterwards we’ll see where it takes me. Maybe having a dual approach—research and more operational— to humanitarian and development issues. [Ersnt-Wesle Lainé
Law School graduate] I come from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, I grew up in the US and then I came to Sciences Po two years ago for the Master’s in Economic Law. I’m going to Harvard Law School for a final year and after that I think I’ll return to Haiti. I’ll be in politics, for sure. I do actually want to change things, politically, economically too. [Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, minister of education,
higher education, and research] We need the diversity you represent to respond to the complexity of the challenges we face. [Joséphine Goube
Director of operations at Techfugees] …and no generation is in a better position than ours for trying to get the job done. Because you and I grew up with the Internet. [Filippo Grandi,
Commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees] [Frédéric Mion, president of Sciences Po] You have arrived at this wonderful moment where a thousand paths are open to you, where everything you’ve learned is about to find practical meaning in business, education and research, administration and elsewhere. But, in the words of Blaise Cendrars, “when you love, you must leave.” In fact, you’re not really leaving Sciences Po behind you because you have been the heart and soul of this university, on all its campuses because you have given the institution a face, a colour and a voice. You have shaped Sciences Po in your image and Sciences Po will be with you wherever you go.