What keeps you up at night?

Sciences Po

What goes on in the heads of leaders faced with the world's major challenges? What keeps them up at night? How do they fall asleep when they have so much responsibility? How do they get to sleep when there is so much at stake? What gives them insomnia?   International leaders and decision makers are invited into the studios of the Sciences Po School of Journalism. We believe that students will be able to hear their voice and be inspired now and in the future. The interview is led by students from the Journalism and International Affairs programme at Sciences Po's School of Journalism and PSIA Sciences Po, with the coordination of professional journalists and teachers.  What keeps you up at night? is a podcast based on an original idea by Alice Antheaume.  Production: Louie Média.  Journalists: Marie Naudascher and Marine Séhan.  Music: Théo Boulenger. Illustration:  Marine Coutroutsios. ⭐ Subscribe to our podcast! Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information. read less


The night(s) the world agreed on 1,5°C
Apr 2 2024
The night(s) the world agreed on 1,5°C
December 12th, 2015. The newly adopted Paris Agreement makes headlines across the world. 196 delegations managed to adopt a legally binding agreement to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees celsius. It was a diplomatic success that left its mark on the people who participated. Alexandre Ziegler, chief of staff of the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who presided over COP21, and Paul Watkinson, chief negotiator for the French delegation, recount the final days before the adoption of the Paris Agreement, along with Pauline Boyer, a climate activist who demonstrated during the conference. For all of them, there was one constant during COP21: little to no sleep.How do you get 196 delegations from around the world to agree on one document? What kept the negotiators up at night? How do you write up an international agreement when you've barely had a wink of sleep? Our guests: Pauline Boyer, a climate activist, ecofeminist, co-author of the Manifesto for Non-Violence, currently in charge of the energy and nuclear transition campaign for Greenpeace, and editor of the magazine Alternatives Non-Violentes.Paul Watkinson, currently Advisor to the Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE, contributing to the preparation of COP28, he was also Chief Negotiator and Head of the Climate Negotiations Team for the French Ministry of Ecological Transition.Alexandre Ziegler, French civil servant and diplomat. Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016, French Ambassador to India from 2016 to 2019, he has been Safran's Director of International Group and Institutional Relations in France since 2019.This episode was written, directed and produced by Morgane Anneix, Luca Matteucci and Aurore Laborie, under the supervision of Lorraine Besse.Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.