Honoree

Nicolas Sarkozy served as the President of the French Republic from 2007 to 2012, a position that culminated from years spent dedicating his life to a highly esteemed and richly diverse political career in France.

Prior to his presidency, Sarkozy occupied various ministerial posts including Minister of State, Minister of the Interior, Minister of the Economy, and Minister of Budget. From November 2014 to September 2016, Sarkozy served as President of the French political party Les Républicains (formerly known as Union for a Popular Movement), a position he previously occupied from 2004 to 2007. Sarkozy retired from politics in November 2016 following the center-right presidential primary election.

Earlier in his career, Sarkozy held a wide variety of political positions, including President of the General Council of Hauts-de-Seine and Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Sarkozy is the recipient of numerous honours and accolades, including the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit, Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Charles III (Spain), Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (United Kingdom), Knight of the Golden Fleece (Spain), Tolerance Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center (2003), Humanitarian Award from the Elie Wiesel Foundation (2008) and World Statesman Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation (2008).

A prolific writer, Sarkozy is the author of several books including Free (2001); The Republic, Religions, Hope (2004); Testimony (2006); Together (2007); La France Pour La Vie (2016); Tout Pour La France (2016) and his most recent Passions (2019).

After completing his undergraduate education in political science at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, Sarkozy completed his master’s degree in private law (1978) and his certificate to practice law (1981).

Born in Paris on January 28, 1955, Sarkozy is married and has four children. Prior to his political career, he worked as a lawyer and was a member of the Paris Bar Association.

Special Guest

Hala Gorani is an anchor and correspondent for CNN International and is based in London.

She anchors Hala Gorani Tonight, a show that brings viewers into the heart of CNN’s International newsgathering operation and immerses them in the latest stories of the day, weeknights at 7:00pm BST.

In addition to her anchoring duties, Gorani often goes into the field to report on major breaking news stories. Most recently covering the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon in 2014. Hala also covered the 2012 Egyptian Elections and has previously reported extensively from Jordan and Egypt. She was instrumental in CNN’s coverage of the Arab Spring.

In 2010 Gorani covered the devastating earthquake in Haiti, for which CNN’s coverage was recognized with a Golden Nymph award – one of the highest honors in international journalism – at the Monte Carlo Television Festival last year.

Gorani formerly hosted Inside the Middle East, the monthly show featuring stories on the most important social, political and cultural issues in the region. During her five years as host, she reported on several colorful and thought-provoking stories including poverty in oil-rich Bahrain; everyday struggles for artists living in Iraq; and gay life in the Middle East, which was a first on international television and earned a nomination for a Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) award.

Gorani, one of CNN’s most experienced international journalists, has reported from every country in the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories. She was instrumental in CNN International’s coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in 2006, for which CNN won an Edward R. Murrow Award. Gorani was also one of the CNN journalists awarded a News and Documentary Emmy for the network’s coverage of the 2011 Egyptian revolution that led to the ousting of the country’s then president, Hosni Mubarak.

In early 2009 she presented The Middle East Challenge, a special hour-long program that took an insightful and thought-provoking look into the problems and promise facing the Middle East.

In 2008 Gorani attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and moderated the closing session that featured several business and political leaders including Tony Blair, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel and JP Morgan Chase & Co. Chairman and CEO James Dimon.

Hala joined CNN in 1998 from Bloomberg Television in London, where she worked as an anchor. She also worked for French network France 3, covering stories for the French cable network Paris Premiere. Gorani started her career in journalism writing for French daily La Voix du Nord and news agency Agence France Presse.

Gorani earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from George Mason University near Washington, D.C. and graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris in 1995. Gorani was born in Seattle and raised in Paris, France.

She speaks English, French and Arabic.

Attend & Support

The Sciences Po American Foundation looks forward to hosting its 10th Annual Benefit Dinner in New York.

We would be delighted if you could join us and invite you to purchase tables, tickets, or a take an ad that will appear in the event program.

VALEDICTORIAN @ $50,000 each

(+) 1 table of 10 in a premium location

  • VIP reception for you and your guests with honoree
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SUMMA CUM LAUDE @ $25,000 each

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News
The Stlanley Hoffmann Award

The Stanley Hoffmann Award is established in honor of Dr. Stanley Hoffmann (1928- 2015), a Sciences Po graduate and a long- time professor and author of International Relations at Harvard University. Bestowed for the first time in 2018, Sciences Po and the American Foundation seek to highlight the exceptional efforts of individuals who have contributed to international affairs through business and policy making.

Benefit Committee
  • Co-Chairs: Agathe David-Weill and Pierre Mordacq
  • The American Society of the French Legion of Honor
  • Capgemini US LLP
  • Anne Dias
  • Jean-François and Nathalie Ducrest
  • Eurazeo
  • Stephan H. Haimo
  • The Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation
  • Meeschaert Gestion Privée
  • The Paul E. Singer Foundation
  • Rhône
  • RSM US LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Société Générale
About Us & Contact

The Sciences Po American Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization, was founded in December 2009, with the aim of pursuing non-profit and educational objectives, including enhancing the reputation of Sciences Po in the United States by raising interest and spreading awareness. Its goal is to assist Sciences Po in implementing strategies designed to encourage talented students to pursue their studies at Sciences Po and to recruit and support world-class professors at Sciences Po’s campuses.

The foundation aims at gathering individual donors, as well as private corporations and foundations, to find the resources needed to achieve Sciences Po’s ambitions and disseminate its educational values in the United States.

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