Harvard-Sciences Po Summit

Paris 2023

From January 12 to January 14, 2023, HUFPI will be hosting a joint Foreign Summit with the Sciences Po Policy Project (SP3) Network at Sciences Po. At this Summit, we will be gathering global leaders in diplomacy, foreign affairs, business, and international development to foster discussion of the matters to the relationship between France and the United States, as well as the broader international community. 


Alongside invited speakers and student delegations from our respective organizations, we are inviting students from across France and Europe to attend the conference and hear from world leaders and experts about global issues, such as climate change and international terrorism. Not only is this Summit a unique cultural and educational exchange between students of our two world-leading universities, but it is also an opportunity for Sciences Po and other institutions’ students to gain exposure to foreign policy issues and hear from renowned experts.

Confirmed Speakers


Defense and Security


Thomas Graham — Advisor, Europe and NATO Policy at DoD


Nick Witney — senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, former chief executive of the Europe Defence Agency  


Yannick Quéau — director at GRIP (Groupe de recherche sur la paix et la sécurité - Research and information group on peace and security, Brussels, Director of GRIP, a French research institute specialized on arms control


Faith Birol — Executive Director of IEA

Climate and Environment


Brice Lalonde — Former French Minister of Environment


Francis Perrin — Senior Research Fellow at IRIS


Gunter Pauli — Author, The Blue Economy


Helene Valade — Head of Environment, LVMH


Trigg Talley — Senior Advisor to the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change and Director, Office of Global Change at U.S. Department of State

U.S.-France Relations


Amy English —- Foreign Policy Advisor at Office of US Senator Jeanne Shaheen


Arancha González Laya — Fmr. Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director of PSIA


Dominique Moisi — French political Scientist and Writer


Hélène Tigroudja — French elected official on UN Human Rights Committee and professor of International Law and International Human Rights Law


Karen Donfried — Assistant Secretary at Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs


Khemaies Jhinaoui — Former Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs


Mr. Michael Starbaek Christensen — Royal Danish Embassy Paris Ambassador 


Mr. Michael Starbaek Christensen — Royal Danish Embassy Paris Ambassador


Nathalie Broadhurst — Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations


Olivier de France — Senior Research Fellow at The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs


Susi Dennison — Director of European Power program at European Council on Foreign Relations


Torrey Taussig — Research Director, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School

Economics and Commerce


Matthias Fekl — Director of the French committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, Former French Minister of the Interior, Former Secretary of State for Foreign Trade


Nizar Yaiche — Former Tunisian Finance Minister, Partner PwC France


Sylvie Matelly — Deputy Director at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs


Yuki Murakami — Education Economist at the World Bank 


*Paris 2023 Speakers will continue to be added as they are confirmed. 

For inquiries on our upcoming Paris Summit, please contact summits@harvardforeignpolicy.org.