Dr Vanessa Scherrer

Vice President for International Affairs of Sciences Po

  • Dr Vanessa Scherrer is Vice President for International Affairs of Sciences Po, France, and a permanent member of the Executive Committee of Sciences Po. She heads the international strategy of Sciences Po, including the 470 academic partnerships of the institution, its dual degree programmes and strategic alliances across continents, and the international outreach and attractiveness of Sciences Po for students, faculty and talents worldwide.

    Previously, Dr Scherrer was the founding Executive Director and Vice Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po (2010-2017). From 2002 to 2010, she started her academic career at Columbia University, New York, where she was the Director of the endowed Columbia-Paris Alliance Program and affiliated to the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

    Dr Scherrer holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po (2006).

    Among other board and academic commitments, Dr Scherrer serves as the leading coordinator of CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences (Erasmus+). She is a founding member of the executive committee of the Paris Peace Forum (France), which she served as its Vice President from 2018 to 2021. From 2012 to 2016, she was an elected member of the bureau of the Association of Professional School of International Affairs.