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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.

Workshop Speakers

Thursday, January 13, 2023




Fatih Birol — Executive Director, International Energy Agency (TBC)

SESSION I: U.S.-France Relations


Amy English Foreign Policy Advisor & Chairman, SFRC Subcommittee on Europe


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


H.E Michael Starbaek Christensen — Ambassador of Denmark to France

H.E Karen Donfried — Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

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


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


Dominique Moisi — French Political Scientist and Writer


Helene Tigroudja — French Elected Official, UN Human Rights Committee

Francis Perrin — Senior Research Fellow, IRIS

SESSION II: Environment & Climate


Christophe Béchu — Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion of France (TBC)


Brice Lalonde Former French Minister of Environment (TBC)


Trigg Talley Senior Advisor to the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate 

Jaideep Sandhu CTO, Renewables, Engie (TBC)

SESSION III: High-Level Roundtable


H.E Arancha González Laya  Former Spanish Foreign Minister, Dean of PSIA Sciences Po (TBC)


H.E Khemaies Jhinaoui  Former Tunisian Foreign Minister; Chairman, Tunisian Council on International Relations (TBC)

H.E Jean-Yves Le Drian — Former French Foreign Minister (TBC)


Friday, January 14, 2023​




H.E John Kerry  US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (TBC)

SESSION I: Media & Tech 


H.E Jean-Noel Barrot French Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications (TBC)


Clara Chappaz Director of La French Tech (TBC)

Arthur Sadoun CEO of Publicis Groupe (TBC)

SESSION II: Defense & Security | Economy & Trade


Patrice Caine — CEO of Thales Group (TBC)


Nick Witney  Senior Policy Fellow at ECFR


Susi Dennison — Director, European Power Programme, ECFR


Thomas Graham — Russia Expert, Distinguished Fellow at CFR


Torrey Taussig — NATO Policy Advisor in the Office of Europe and NATO Policy at the Department of Defense

Yannick Quéau — Director at GRIP

Yuki Murakami Project Officer (Research) at Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO


H.E Nizar Yaiche Former Finance Minister, Republic of Tunisia, PwC Partner (TBC)

Matthias Fekl French Politician, Former Minister of the Interior



*More Details to come



*Speaker TBD

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

For inquiries on our upcoming Paris Summit, please contact

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