Zarine Kharazian – Paris – SciencesPo, Centre de recherches internationales
Zarine is working as an assistant researcher with CERI, a renowned center for IR research and joint laboratory of Sciences Po and the CNRS. Zarine was assigned to a research project entitled ITIC and aimed at analyzing modern political uses of new information and communication technologies. She was assigned to the topic of Five Eyes, an intelligence network federating several Anglophone countries, especially as related to the Snowden affair. Her theme is to demonstrate the limits of any cultural familiarity linking the member countries.
Rachel Larned – Brussels – ESISC – European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center
In her internship, Rachel is a research assistant with this think tank and intelligence consulting service. Recent events at home and abroad have generated considerable activity for ESISC. Rachel has been assigned to work on Francophone countries and in particular the Congo and Burkina Faso. She participates in briefings, lends a hand with translations of documentation concerning North Africa, and generates analytic notes. Her research topic will be tied to current events in Francophone Africa, most likely focused on The Republic of the Congo.
Paul Naanou – Paris – École des Loisirs – Children’s book publisher
Paul is conducting his internship as a staff assistant to the communication service of a prestigious publishing house for children, one of the oldest in France. Combining his interest in publishing with his studies in mathematics and computer science, Paul has been assigned to work with the firm’s webmaster on a complete redo website. At the same time, Paul is learning about all the firm’s departments and services and, more generally, about the publishing business. In March, Paul had the opportunity to assist with staffing the firm’s various stands at the Annual Paris Book Fair, including being responsible by himself for a stand featuring audio books. Paul has chosen to conduct his research on one of the firm’s authors, Geneviève Patte, author of “Laissez-les lire !” and a major figure in the democratization of reading among all children in France. His research theme will be cultural democratization without loss of pedagogical quality.
Jason Nagel – Paris – CERI – Principal French research institute for international affairs
Working as an assistant researcher in this renowned IR research center, Jason has been assigned both communication tasks and research tasks. For the Center’s administration, Jason has been very usefully translating or correcting scientific articles and website objects, including an interview with the authors of a work on contemporary Algeria or the transcription of an interview with a US State Department official during a seminar organized by CERI. In addition, with his supervisor who is CERI’s Director Alain Diekoff, Jason has been conducting bibliographic research on questions of culturalist theories in international relations. He also participates actively in the programs and events of the Center. His research topic will be related to the French intervention in Mali.
Nairuti Shastry – Brussels – Belgian public health agency for birth and early childhood (ONE)
Nairuti has been warmly welcomed as an intern and is serving as an assistant to the director of communications of this important social agency. She was trained to conduct observations and other activities in the field, particularly pre-natal and infant consultations, which has allowed Nairuti to make contact with other organizations. In the Communications Department she is contributing with translations, press reviews and the preparations for a conference in conjunction with the network Eurochild. She will assist with the updating of the website and in developing new communication instruments. Lastly, Nairuti will lead a seminar on healthcare in India. Her research topic touches on health care access for immigrants who do not speak French and how much language proficiency influences the access.