Student and alumni event

Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) conference at Sciences Po

International conference on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 agenda voted in by the UN in 2015.

Ten Hertie School students have been selected to present research projects at the upcoming Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) Conference. The annual international conference brings together students from the seven top public policy schools from around the world. The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs is hosting this year’s conference in Paris.

The primary purpose of the conference, which has convened since 2005, is to address the most pressing public policy challenges of the 21st century. This year’s thematic challenges are the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 agenda voted in by the UN in 2015. In this vein, Hertie School students will present projects to the deans of GPPN member schools and to selected jury members, among them Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, and Anne-Marie Idrac, Former French Minister of Transportation. Topics will range from sustainable urbanisation, access to financing, reducing food waste in Brazil and developing more inclusive societies.

Students will not only have the chance to present, but will also hear a number of keynote speeches, participate in roundtable discussions and have the opportunity to network with peers from around the world.

More details about the upcoming conference, which takes place 17-18 February 2017, can be found on the GPPN website:

Sciences Po is a partner of the Hertie School, offering students the opportunity to do a dual Master’s degree programme in Public Policy.