Saints, Symbols and Soccer – What’s Acceptable and Who Decides?

The last 30 years have been characterised by unprecedented changes, amongst them globalisation and digitalisation. In sports, this means that international competitions are increasingly held in countries that hitherto haven’t played hosts, which brings unfamiliar values, norms, and conventions to their staging. In these circumstances, seemingly innocent symbols and signs can become ideologically, politically and socio-culturally charged, challenging many of us either to confront what offends us or to modify our views of what we think is acceptable.

Could the war in Ukraine escalate out of control?

The devastating conflict raging in Ukraine since 24 February has turned into an all-out war in this country and is prompting an unexpected and risky geopolitical reshuffle of the European continent. This is because the agenda and interests of the European Union are perhaps not shared by NATO and the United States. Maintaining a strong stance against Moscow is necessary, but with the aim of negotiating to establish a lasting peace guaranteeing the stability of Europe.

[Debate] International Youth and the Corporate World: the Great Distrust ?

On May 20th 2022, SKEMA PUBLIKA, in partnership with UNIDO Brussels organised a conference entitled "International Youth at Work : Distrust of the Corporate World, Political Demands?". The conference highlighted some of the major concerns and demands that international youth have about the corporate world. The invited stakeholders (European Commission, companies, youth organizations) got to expose a useful variety of viewpoints and suggest some ways forward on this major issue.

How Can Public Authorities Use Big Data to Serve the General Interest?

States need timely, accurate, and granular data about their population to carry out effective policies. Big data can provide alternative and complementary sources of information to facilitate policymaking and foster economic development. While big data offer great opportunities, it also generates large technical, ethical and political challenges, which need to be confronted head-on by States within a new social contract.

Artificial Intelligence: a Political Subject

Paving the way for innovations that were once out of reach, artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to be a general-purpose technology, just like the steam engine, electricity and electronics in past industrial revolutions. In the space of just a few years, AI has extended into sectors as diverse as transport, telecommunications, healthcare, education, justice and safety. In a field involving such colossal investment costs, French and European decision makers must have a detailed understanding of the comparative advantages enjoyed by their own country and its competitors in AI-related fields in order to target specific investments that will allow them to make the necessary quantitative effort to expand their market share in key sectors.

EYES: What Are the Political Preoccupations of Young Americans?

Corporate world, traditional media, social networks, security and artificial intelligence: what do young American think about such topics? This analysis gathers and delves deeper into the American data presented in the EYES 2021 (Emergy Youth Early Signs) report on the emerging concerns of 18- to 24-year-olds of five nationalities: Brazilian, Chinese, American, French, and South African. The EYES 2021 report published in February 2022 sought to analyse the perceptions of 18- to 24-year-olds from the five countries in which SKEMA Business School operates, on five political issues prioritised by young people in that age group: traditional media and the press, social media, security, new technologies, and the world of work. The report is the fruit of qualitative interviews conducted with 36 SKEMA students, and of social listening carried out on Twitter between July 2020 and June 2021. The detailed methodology for this work is annexed to the EYES 2021 report.

[Video] UKRAINE, Meeting of Minds: Geopolitical and Economic Consequences of the War

In this video, Frédéric Munier, professor of geopolitics, and Laurent Ferrara, professor of international economics at SKEMA Business School, share their analysis of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, which began on 24 February 2022. This discussion, at the crossroads of geopolitics and economics offers a new perspective on this deadly war. What events led Russia to invade Ukraine? What are the economic consequences for the European continent, which is experiencing its first war since the beginning of the 21st century? How will the conflict unfold? What can we expect in the coming months or years? These are the main questions guiding this discussion.

EYES: What Are the Political Preoccupations of Brazilian Youths?

This analysis gathers and delves deeper into the Brazilian data presented in the EYES 2021 (Emergy Youth Early Signs) report on the emerging concerns of 18- to 24-year-olds from the 5 countries in which SKEMA Business School operates. This work is the result of qualitative interviews conducted with Brazilian students and of a social listening carried out on Twitter between July 2020 and June 2021. We analysed more than 5.6 milllions tweets published by 318,725 Brazilians 18-24 year-olds, on 5 political issues prioritised by young people: traditional media and the press, social media, security, new technologies, and the world of work.