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Sciences Po

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

Image of students standing on the street outside a building on the Sciences Po campus.

Northwestern maintains a special and well-established partnership with the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, or Sciences Po, dating back to 1997. Sciences Po is a highly selective Parisian center of humanistic and social scientific study with over 200 faculty members working in five overarching disciplines:

Some of the institution’s Paris-based research units include:

Exchanges and programs

We organize short-term exchanges between the two institutions for undergraduates, graduates and faculty members as well as coordinate a dual PhD program.


In addition to organizing many short-term exchanges, we facilitate many long-term collaborations, as well.

Research projects

Among the ongoing research projects, scholars from Northwestern and Sciences Po are currently studying Security and Governance in Africa.

Joint publications

Our collaborations are not always limited to the seminar room, but also result in publishing successes. For instance, the conference “Law and Globalization in a Comparative Perspective: The Interwar Versus the Post-Cold War Periods,” organized by Grégoire Mallard (Northwestern) and Jérôme Sgard (Sciences Po), was convened in Paris in December 2013.

The proceedings from this conference went on to be published by Cambridge University Press as Contractual Knowledge: One Hundred Years of Legal Experimentation in Global Markets in 2016.