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EDF-Alliance Executive Workshop 2011

Columbia University, New York, October 9-14, 2011

The program for this event, hosted by the Alliance Program, features an exceptional array of talks by world-renowned professionals and academics. Leading experts in the fields of Economics, Environmental Law, Engineering, Sociology, Political Sciences, Architecture, Climatology and Computer Science will discuss the most pressing issues in the contemporary global socio-economic landscape. Special emphasis will be given to the current affairs in the United States.

The program for this event has been designed by Dr. Marta Vicarelli, Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale University Climate and Energy Institute, within the framework of the Alliance Program.

The Alliance Program team is comprised of Alessia Lefebure, Director, Lauranne Bardin, Assistant Director and Katerina Koinis, Program Coordinator.

Background readings in preparation to the talks are available here.

A complete list of speakers' bios is available here.

Directions to the Columbia University Italian Academy are available here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Current US Economic, Political and Regulatory Landscape


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Future of Transportation and Infrastructure



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Morning: US Energy and Carbon Markets; Current Progress in Climate Science; Perspectives in Carbon Capture and Sequestration.
Afternoon: Visit of the IBM Research Laboratories


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Morning: Voluntary Participation in Clean Energy Programs in the US; Climate Economics and International Agreements
Afternoon: Meeting with EDF President


Friday, October 14, 2011

A Case Study on Community Relationship Management and Corporate Communication: the Manhattanville Expansion of Columbia University


Evening Activities


Created in the fall 2002, the Alliance Program is a non-profit transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University and three French prestigious institutions, The École Polytechnique, Sciences Po and the Université of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.

Alliance is an innovative program whose aim is to initiate and accompany new initiatives in the fields of education cooperation, research collaboration, and policy outreach. Over the last four years the Alliance’s scope of activities have included the organization of numerous academic conferences both in Paris and in New York, the setting up of international multidisciplinary research teams, and the creation of joint-courses and curricula targeting the students of its founding partners.