Our events

SPNU Goes to School: Workshop at LIEP

December, 8th 2021

Workshop given by the SPNU Goes to School team at the International High School LIEP (Lycée International de l’Est Parisien). By interacting with high school students, the SPNU team rose the students’ awareness about the diplomatic world, including the UN and its Sustainable Development Goals.

Diplomatic Breakfast: Joseph Maila

December, 7th 2021

Diplomatic breakfast with Joseph Maila, professor of geopolitics, political sociology and international relations at ESSEC and the Catholic Institute of Paris. Prof. Maila explained his role as a French diplomat, before introducing us to the world of academia and research. We also got the opportunity to discuss the future of world politics and democracy.

Conference COP26

November, 17th 2021

Discussion with (1) Stéphane Crouzat, Ambassador in charge of the negotiations about climate change and former diplomatic advisor of Ségolène Royal, and (2) Yann Aguila, state councilor, lawyer at the Paris Bar, and specialist in environmental law. They reflected upon the COP26 negotiations and the objectives set for the future.


November, 12th – 14th 2021

SPNU sent a delegation of over 20 students to Reims for the Sciences Po Model United Nations conference. Over 250 delegates coming from the 7 Sciences Po campuses gathered to discuss the importance of the fight against climate change under the theme “Code Red for Humanity”.

Diplomatic Breakfast: Alvaro de Soto

November, 11th 2021

Diplomatic breakfast with Alvaro de Soto, former Under Secretary General of the UN. We got the chance to know more about Mr de Soto’s professional journey, and ask him questions about geopolitical crises he mediated (e.g.: the El Salvador or Cyprus cases).

Visit of the Embassy of Brazil

November, 10th 2021

Discussion with Luís Fernando Serra, the Ambassador of Brazil, and Mr Pedro Fontoura, the head of the educational, scientific and technological cooperation service.

Visit of the Embassy of Mexico

October, 28th 2021

Discussion with the ambassador, S.E. Blanca Jiménez Cisneros, and her political advisor, Ms. Tanya Rebolledo-Branski, about social issues in Mexico, including climate change and the place of women.

Visit of the Embassy of China

October, 22nd 2021

Visit of the Montesquieu hotel and its luxurious salons and gardens, conference given about the Chinese culture and development, and Q&A with young Chinese diplomats.

Blue Diplomacy Cycle: Conference II

October, 21st 2021

Conference with His Excellency Mr Gérard Araud, Permanent Representative of France to the UN (2009-2014) and Ambassador of France to the United States (2014-2019). Mr Araud shared his vision of the challenges in the Indo-Pacific area for France and Europe, including the 2021 submarine crisis.

Visit of the Embassy of Pakistan

October, 19th 2021

Visit of the embassy premises and Q&A with the diplomat “chargé d’affaires”. We exchanged about Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan, China and India, as well as Pakistan’s progress regarding women’s rights and education.

Diplomatic Breakfast: Panama

October, 18th 2021

Discussion with S.E. Issamary Sanchez Ortega, the Ambassador of Panama in France, about the country’s position in the current international affairs.

Diplomatic Breakfast: Saudi Arabia

October, 12th 2021

Diplomatic breakfast with H.E. Mr. Fahad Alruwaily, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in France, in his residence. After being offered a traditional Saudi coffee, students had the opportunity to ask all their questions to the ambassador around a magnificent breakfast buffet. 

Blue Diplomacy Cycle: Conference I

October, 11th 2021

Inaugural lecture of the cycle given by His Excellency Mr Olivier Poivre d’arbor, Ambassador in charge of Poles and Maritime Issues. He shared with us an overview of the “maritimisation” of the world in all areas and explained what the role of diplomacy could be.

Visit of the Embassy of Canada

October, 8th 2021

Visit of the Cultural Center of the Embassy and an exhibition about climate change. Mrs Amy Baker, the Deputy Head of Mission, and Mr Vincent Garneau, the Head of the Political Section of the Embassy, answered our questions and asked us what we -as citizens and young people- expected from our representatives and our diplomatic figures.

Visit of the Embassy of Azerbaijan

October, 6th 2021

Visit of the Cultural Center of the Embassy, introduction to the Azerbaijani art, and Q&A with the ambassador of Azerbaijan. We discussed about the country’s challenges, as well as the important role France and the youth could play in the building of peace in the region.

Conférence Asie-Afrique (SPNUxRIMUN)

October, 1st 2021

Discussion between (1) Jean-Joseph Boillot, a researcher associated with IRIS, (2) Claude Mbowou, a political scientist, (3) Xavier Aurégan, a doctor in Geography-Geopolitics, and (4) Thierry Pairault, a sinologist and socio-economist. They analysed the extent to which the growing interest of Asia towards Africa will play a decisive role in the future of the African continent.

Visit of the Embassy of Argentina

October, 1st 2021

Visit of the Embassy premises and Q&A with one of their diplomats, the Minister Counsellor, and the Head of the Economic Section. We talked about Argentina’s current position in international relations and their life as diplomats.

Diplomatic Breakfast: Bernard Miyet

September, 8th 2021

Diplomatic breakfast with Bernard Miyet, President of the Association Française pour les Nations Unies, Former Ambassador and Deputy Secretary General of the UN in New York (under Kofi Annan). Mr Miyet shared with us valuable advice on how to advance our diplomatic careers.


February 21st – 23rd 2020

Sciences Po delegation to London International Model United Nations

Mini-MUN : Foreign intervention in Yemen, DISEC

February 29th, 2020


February 28th, 2020

Meeting with Véronique Roger-Lacan, the French Ambassador to UNESCO

Diplomatic Drinks

February 25th, 2020

Discussion with Alexander Murugasu, the foreign affairs advisor to the ministry

Visit of the Embassy of Canada

February 14th, 2020

Discussion led by Tristan Landry, Head of the Political Section of the Embassy of Canada

Visit of the Canadian Cultural Centre

Visit of the Embassy of Bangladesh

February 11th, 2020

Meeting with Mr. Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, ambassador of Bangladesh

Diplomatic breakfast

February 5th, 2020

With Damien Cristofari, Head of the External Relations Service of the European Union to the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE)

Visit of the Embassy of Mexico

February 4th, 2020

Discussion with Mr. Rodrigo Pintado, the Counsellor of the Embassy of Mexico in France

Diplomatic Breakfast

January 29th, 2020

With Alessandro Giacone, historian specializing in Franco-Italian diplomatic relations

Diplomatic Breakfast

December 4th, 2019

With Friedrich Von Kirchbach, former UN diplomat and economist

Visit of the Centre for Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs

November 27th, 2019

Visit for the ‘Centre de crise et de Soutien du MEAE

November 18th, 2019

Visit of the embassy of Pakistan

November 8th, 2019

Meeting with the Embassador and Q&A Session

Atelier avec la Délégation aux Fonctionnaires Internationaux

November 7th, 2019

Avec M. Karges, chargé du programme Jeunes Experts Associés au sein de la DFI

Diplomatic breakfast

October 18th, 2019

With Sophie Jacquin, who has worked for the United Nations at the department of information and as a spokesperson for the MINURSO.

Visit of the Embassy of Kuwait

October 3rd, 2019

Discussion with Mr Zeyad ALMASHAN, Minister Plenipotentiary at the embassy

Visit of the Embassy of Singapore

October 3rd, 2019

Welcome Speech by Singapore Ambassador to France, Mr. Zainal Mantaha


September 28th, 2019

Visit of the Canadian Embassy

September 26th, 2019

Guided Tour ; Discussion with Sir Vincent Klassen, Minister Counsellor and Sir Charles Hudon, Second Secretary of the embassy (Political Affairs & Francophonie)

Exhibition “Déplacements” with the artist Dominique Blain

Visit of the Brazilian Embassy

September 19th, 2019

Guided Tour and discussion with Sir Luis Fernandez Serra, ambassador and Sir Rodrigo Wiese Randig, diplomat and head of the education section.

Diplomatic breakfast

September 11th, 2019

Bernard Miyet
President, Association Française pour les Nations Unies
Former Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations

Malaysia’s foreign policy

April 23, 2019

H.E. Dato’ Dr. Azfar Mohamad Mustafar Ambassador of Malaysia to France

La diplomatie par et pour les femmes

March 11, 2019

H.E. Sylvie Bergmann
Ambassador of France to Russia

Visit to the Embassy of the United States of America

February 11, 2019

Nathan Cooper, Special Assistant to the Ambassador
Luke Greicius, Political Officer
Laila Hasan, Political Officer

We would also like our gratitude to the Junior Diplomat Initiative France for partnering and coordinating this event with us.

Phnom Penh 1975: l’ambassade de France au coeur du drame Cambodgien

November 29, 2018

Eric Lechevallier
Archiviste au ministère des Affaires étrangères

Diplomatic Breakfast

November 22, 2018

Pablo Ahumada,
Diplomat at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Can the UN be saved?

November 12, 2018

Arthur L. Dahl
Joachim Monkelbaan

Diplomatic Breakfast

November 6, 2018

With Tatjana Saranca and Schams El Ghoneimi
Former European Parliament advisors

Diplomatic Breakfast

October 17, 2018

Bruno Stagno Ugarte
Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy, Human Rights Watch

Diplomatic breakfast: Brexit

September 26, 2018

Schams El Ghoneimi
Former Brexit advisor to the European Parliament

La montée des partis nationalistes en Europe

September 21, 2018

Daniel Kooij
European Affairs Adviser at the Embassy of the Netherlands

Diplomatic Breakfast

September 6, 2018

Bernard Miyet
President, Association Française pour les Nations Unies
Former Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations

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