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.

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
  • Preferred placement of full-page color ad and name listing in all printed material, recognition from the stage at the event

Sciences Po Annual Benefit Dinner

Other Amount:
Your Email Address:

SUMMA CUM LAUDE @ $25,000 each

+) 1 table of 10 in a preferred location

  • VIP reception for you and three guests with honoree
  • Full-page color ad and name listing in all printed material

Sciences Po Annual Benefit Dinner

Other Amount:
Your Email Address:

CUM LAUDE @ $15,000 each

(+) 1 table of 10 in a prime location

  • Full page b/w ad
  • Name listing in all printed material

Sciences Po Annual Benefit Dinner

Other Amount:
Your Email Address:


I cannot attend, but wish to make a contribution.

Please contact Anne Scattolin (as@usscpo.org) for details.


Full page, 4 color- $3,500- 4 3⁄4”w x 7 1⁄2” h
Full page, b/w- $2,500- 4 3⁄4”w x 7 1⁄2” h
Half page, b/w- $1,000- 4 3⁄4”w x 3 3⁄4” h

Ad specifications:

Journal trim size is 5 3⁄4” w x 8 5⁄8” h. Bleed allowed on cover positions only. Allow an additional 1⁄8” from trim for bleed and 1⁄2” safety area for live matter on all sides. High res PDFs preferred with fonts and images imbedded (300 dpi).

Email PDFs to: <gala2019@usscpo.org>

Journal deadline for ads and listings is September 24, 2018.

Please contact Anne Scattolin (as@usscpo.org) for details.

Should you have any question, please contact Anne Scattolin (as@usscpo.org).

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
  • Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation
  • American Society of the French Legion of Honor
  • Capgemini US LLP
  • Anne Dias
  • Jean-François Ducrest
  • Eurazeo
  • Stephan H. Haimo
  • Meeschaert Gestion Privée
  • Pierre Mordacq
  • The Paul E. Singer Foundation
  • Rhone
  • 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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