– 2018 –


The first edition of the Global Governance Index (GGI 2019) was presented at preview showing during the Assises de la Recherche Stratégique, organized by the Conseil Supérieur de la Formation et la Recherche Stratégiques (CSFRS).

The event was held at the Ecole Militaire in Paris on December 6th. Our preview was done in two steps : a ten-minutes public presentation in the late morning, followed by a lunch-debate at the invitation of The House of Rising Stars Foundation that was be attended by our Rising Stars, Board members, journalists and other guests.

To know more about the Global Governance Index (GGI), the results and the methodology, please visit the following website



We are recruting !

The House of the Rising Stars is looking for a intern project manager in charge of development and communications between February and August 2019. A stipend will be provided. If you are interested, please download the following internship offer.



MAY 2018

General Bernard de Courrèges d’Ustou, director of the Institute for Higher National Defense Studies (IHEDN), welcomed Pierre Dassas, director of The House of the Rising Stars Foundation, in his office at the Paris Military School for an interview on the topic of youth commitment.

APRIL 2018

Mona Makram-Ebeid, one of the Foundation’s Board members et lecturer at the American University in Cairo, gave a conference on April 11 for the France-Egypt Association. You can read about her intervention here (in French):

Conférence de Mona Makram-Ebeid.


What is the objective of The House of the Rising Stars Foundation’s Rating Agency ? Our Rising Stars and Board members explain it in the following video:


On January 22nd, Pierre Dassas, President of The House of the Rising Stars Foundation, moderated a debate organized after the theater piece Les Fantômes de la Rue Papillon, played at the Théâtre du Gymnase (Paris). Renown speakers intervened in this debate on religions and religious communities in France : Raphaël Enthoven, philosopher and writer ; Haïm Korsia, Grear Rabbi of France; Manuel Valls, deputy and former Prime Minister ; Dr Ghaleb Bencheikh, physicist and Islam specialist ; and Father Patrick Desbois, Director of the National Service of French Bishops for relations with Judaism.


– 2017 –


World Rising Initiative 2017

The third edition of World Rising Initiative took the form of a lunch-debate between our Rising Stars and three renown speakers : General Bernard de Courrèges d’Ustou, the IHEDN’s Director ; Michel Hervé, President of the Hervé Group; and Renaud Girard, war reporter.


Event : The ANAJ-IHEDN, the CSFRS and The House of the Rising Stars Foundation co-organized the second edition of Rising Generation on November 23rd at the Paris Military School. This event is meant to highlight the ability of young people to design the future according to their own expectations. 12 candidats either presented their “World vision” or their “Innovative project” and could stand a chance to win one of 4 awards. This year’s winners are :

Innovative project : 
Audience award : Ekhi Busquet – Les Estampillés
Jury award : Juliette Gabrion, Sophie Lacaze and Julia Schmit – Follow’her Association

World vision :
Audience award : Alexandre Fauconnet – Is France still ready for sacrifices ?
Jury award : Axel Carrot and Amaury de Pillot de Coligny – Which words for tomorrow’s war ?



For the news digest of this month, Arnaud Borremans suggests the following:


News Digest August 2017 by Arnaud Borremans
JULY 2017
News Digest July 2017 by Arnaud Borremans
JUNE 2017
News Digest June 2017 by Arnaud Borremans
MAY 2017
News Digest May 2017 by Arnaud Borremans
APRIL 2017
News Digest – Avril 2017 by Arnaud Borremans
MARCH 2017
News Digest – March 2017 by Arnaud Borremans
News Digest – February 2017 by Arnaud Borremans


– 2016 –


The World Rising Initiative 2016 took place on December 15th, 2016, and its general theme was “A fragmented world : the centrifugal forces of globalisation” at the Ecole Militaire.

Presentation of the VIIth Annual Conference of the CSFRS’s general theme (in French)
Program of the VIIth Annual Conference of the CSFRS (in French)
Watch the full video of the Conference here



“Rising Generation 2016” took place at the Ecole Militaire on November 5th, 2016. 12 “Rising Stars” presented their vision of the world or their start-up project in 7 minutes. The distinguished candidates were awarded on December 15th 2016 during the CSFRS’s annual conference.
World Rising Initiative 2016 – Rising Generation, a partnership with the ANAJ-IHDEN and the CSFRS
Report on the 2016 World Rising Initiative : Rising Generation
Rising Generation 2016 – Ecole Militaire, November 2016

MAY 2016
News Digest – May 2016 by Arnaud Borremans (in French)
MARCH 2016
News Digest – March 2016 by Arnaud Borremans (in French)
News Digest – February 2016 by Arnaud Borremans (in French)
News Digest – January 2016 by Arnaud Borremans (in French)


– 2015 –



Report on the 2015 WRI/Assises du CSFRS – commented report on the World Rising Initiative that took place during the Vth Assises of the CSFRS on December 1st, 2015 at Ecole Militaire, Paris.

Who is the Ennemy ? – Ecole Militaire, December 2015

On 1st December 2015, six of our Rising Stars took part in the 2015 2015 World Rising Initiative organised in partnership with the Conseil Supérieur pour la Formation et la Recherche Stratégiques (CSFRS) in Paris.
Below are several of the Rising Stars’ expert take on the thematic question asked by the ‘Assises’: “Who is the enemy?”
Marcelle Balt is a communications consultant for social development projects. She has several years of experience in African humanitarian field operations and journalism. She has a MPhil in Community and Development (Stellenbosch, South Africa).
Marcelle – Eleven hours
Bertrand Epstein is Major in the French Army Light Aviation. He graduated from Saint-Cyr School (2002) and was certified by the French-German Army School to be a Tigre helicopter pilot (2008).
Bertrand – Who is the enemy?
Chad O’Carroll is the founder of NK News, a North Korea specialised news, information and data service that serves researchers, academics and business people around the world. Chad established the website in 2010; it has since become the #1 source of information on North Korea.
Chad – Who is the enemy



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