The Policy Lab: Fostering innovation in Education
Speaker: Adeline Braescu-Kerlan
Professor, School of Public Affairs, Sciences Po
Time: Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 9:00–11:00
Venue: Room 302, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
The laboratory for public innovation is an open, participative space where students can show their inventive side and carry out professional projects. The goal is to prepare students to act responsibly for the common good. Students will brainstorm fresh ways of thinking about complex political questions, so as to create concrete solutions. The laboratory works hand-in-hand with partners from the public and private sector. Students will benefit from the space’s flexible and experimental approach, that combines research and action, mobilizes skillsets from different disciplines, and prepares students for the workplace by allowing them to carry out a practical project. Ms. Braescu-Kerlan will present in depth the four main poles of the Policy Lab: Case studies, Simulations, Democratic innovation modules, Public Policy Incubator.
Adeline Braescu-Kerlan works within the Policy Lab of the School of Public Affairs at Sciences Po. She is in charge of 2 flagship programs of the Policy Lab: the development of the Incubator of Public Policies and the management of the Case Studies. Adeline also taught a Management class to Master students this Semester. Prior to joining Sciences Po, Adeline has had several professional lives, exploring her 2 passions: Public Health and Diversity & Inclusion issues. She started her career at Capgemini Consulting as a Consultant in the French Healthcare System. She provided technical support to semi-private hospitals in order to sustain financial balance. Adeline later joined the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI): she contributed to develop CHAI's office in the Democratic Republic of Congo, through the coordination of the National Strategic Plan to Fight Malaria in the Private Sector.
Passionate about Diversity & Inclusion issues, she dedicated a few years to this specific topic. As the General Secretary of the WoMen'Up association, she promoted Gender Diversity among French students. She then co-created her own company (The Boson Project) to contribute to the development of people under 30 in leadership positions in private companies. Finally, she worked for 2 years at the Headquarters of Sodexo (460 00 employees in 80 countries) as a Diversity & Inclusion manager. Adeline graduated from Sciences Po (Master in Public Affairs – Cum Laude) and Essec Business School.