HEIP held its 120 year anniversary conference on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 , at the UNESCO Paris headquarters, in partnership with ‘la Revue Politique et Parlementaire’ (Parliamentary and Political Journal), under the title ‘120 years of the republican way of thinking’.
350 people attended this event: professionals, students, alumni and faculty to listen to fifteen specialists and figures from the political world, including:
- Ouided Bouchamaoui, NOBEL Peace Prize 2015
- Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
- Anne-Cécile Robert, journalist and professor at IEP (Institute of Political Studies) Paris 8
- Catherine Bréchignac, Physicist
- Bettina Laville, Councillor of State, President and joint founder of Comité 21 (French committee for the environment and sustainable development)
- Mathieu Bock-Côté, sociologist, essayist and editorialist from Quebec.
- Adrian Pabst, editorialist at The Guardian
- Stéphane Rozès, essayist
Catherine Lespine, Chief Executive Officer of INSEEC U. and Arnaud Benedetti, editor-in-chief of the Revue Politique et Parlementaire launched the conference.
Discussions were organized around three round tables:
- Disruption of international relations
- Political fragmentation
- Passing on knowledge in a world in crisis
The event was also the opportunity to pay tribute to Dick May (pseudonym used by Jeanne Weill), founder of the school in 1899. Mélanie Fabre published a biography of Dick May this year and was present to remind us of HEIP’s origin and its tradition of openness to and questioning of the contemporary world.
Watch the event’s highlights