Culture and Politics in Contemporary France

Program dates
June 3rd to 14th 2024

More details in September 

Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye is the youngest institute of political science in France, founded in 2013. As such, our institution brings together an inquiring mindset and the long-established excellence of French higher education. It is ideally located in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a dynamic and beautiful town, a stone’s throw from Paris.

Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a high school in social science based on the fundamentals of political science, law, contemporary history, sociology and economics. Our school is particularly committed to the arts and culture.
Taking advantage of this specialization, Sciences-Po Saint-Germain runs a summer school in june 2024 for international students fully taught in english.

Its aims is to provide analytical and critical tools to apprehend the political and social stakes of contemporary France through current cultural and artistic issues. It will focus on key controversial cultural issues that are at the center of political and social discussions in France today. 
True to the DNA of Sciences-Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye, this summer school will be ensured by teacher-researchers and practitionners.

2 weeks intensive program

Dimensions :

  • Courses in political science and social sciences given by specialized teacher-researchers;
  • Visits with prominent cultural practitioners;
  • French language courses related to the themes

Topics :

  • Heritage and French controversial past
  • Architecture and politics
  • Cinema and the “French exception”
  • Visual arts and minority issues.

Cultural and social activities will be offered to the participants (visit of museums and cultural institutions in Paris).
Participation in the summer school will lead to the validation of 6 ECTS and the delivery of a certificate.

In addition