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Spring 2003  
May 27, 2003
Rewriting the Map: the Bush Administration's "Faith-Based Initiatives"
Seminar with Lisa Anderson, Dean of the School of International Affairs, Columbia University.
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May 26, 2003
Revisiting Global Public Policies for Sustainable Development
Two day transatlantic conference organized by the Alliance Program.

Le Général Gabriel de Nomazy (Directeur Général de l'Ecole Polytechnique)

Keynote Address
Jeffrey Sachs (Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University)

Panel 1: Which governance for sustainable development? New actors, new norms
Chair: Pierre-Michel Eisemann (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne)
Keynote speaker : Laurence Tubiana (IDDRI)

Christine Alfsen-Norodom (Earth Institute, Columbia/Unesco): "North-South partnerships for sustainable development".
Dana R. Fisher (Department of Sociology and Earth Institute; Columbia): "Engaging the Disenfranchised: Civil Society Participation in International. Governance for Sustainable Development".
Béatrice Pouligny (Sciences Po): "Questioning the historicity of actors and practices: What 'politics' is about in current public policies"

Panel 2: Intellectual property rights and international cooperation at the interface of public health and sustainable development

Chair: Patrick Messerlin, Sciences Po.

Claude Henry (Ecole Polytechnique): "Patents in biomedical research and in public health: a mixed blessing" (abstract).
Yves-Antoine Flori (Univesrité de Bordeaux / INSERM) : "International Regulations for drugs to fight AIDS"

Panel 3: Addressing emerging environment-related risks: perceptions, precautions and regulations
Keynote speaker: Olivier Godard (Ecole Polytechnique) "Revisiting the precautionary principle under the light of recent French and international events"

Stephen Connor (School of Public Health, Columbia University): "Climate Variability and Welfare Vulnerability: hazards, risks and resilience in sub-Saharan Africa" (abstract).
Christine Noiville (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne): "The precautionary principle in recent European case law".
Hervé Le Treut (Ecole Polytechnique): "Greenhouse gases and climate change: dealing with uncertainties" (abstract).
Kerry Whiteside (Franklin and Marshall College, USA Mass.): "For a Deliberative Interpretation of the Precautionary Principle" (abstract)

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May 12, 2003
Globalization and its Discontents: New Strategies for Development
Seminar with Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), Nobel Prize Winner for Economics. Held at Sciences Po, Paris.
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April 24, 2003
French Humanitarian Action: An International Social Policy?
Brown Bag seminar with Johanna Siméant, Professor of Political Science (Sciences Po). Moderated by Coralie Bryant, (SIPA). Cosponsored by the Maison Francaise.

April 23, 2003
France:  Reform in European Higher Education
Seminar with Christine Musselin (Sciences Po / CSO).
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April 15, 2003
Conference with Jean-Marie Guéhenno
Jean-Marie Guehenno is the Under-Secretary of the United Nations for Peacekeeping Operations.

April 14, 2003
The Role of the Media in the Franco-American Crisis 
Roundtable featuring Lila Azam Zanganeh (Columbia), Philippe Coste (L'Express), Todd Gitlin (Columbia) and Isabelle Veyrat-Masson (Sciences Po).
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March 25, 2003
Revisiting Drug Policies
Roundtable featuring Jeffrey Fagan (Columbia), Ethan Nadelman (Drug Policy Alliance), Enrique Penalosa (former Mayor of Bogota) and Pierre Kopp (Universite Paris I).

February 27, 2003
Conference with Hubert Vedrine
Hubert Vedrine is the French Minister of Foreign Affairs. The discussion was followed by a roundtable with Fritz Stern and Colette Mazzucelli.

February 27-28, 2003
Transatlantic Relations
A Graduate Student Conference.

Fall 2002  

December 3, 2003
The Kyoto Protocol in Question
Conference featuring Pascal Delisle (Columbia).

November 7-8, 2002

Inaugural Conference of the Alliance Program:
Innovation in Managing Risks Under Situation of Uncertainty

Featuring presentations and discussions from:

Lisa Anderson (Columbia), Olivier Borraz (Sciences Po), Volker Berhahn (Columbia), Patrick Lagadec (Ecole Polytechnique), Michel Setbon (CNRS), George Deodatis (Columbia), Frederic Morlaye (Commission de Controle des Assurances), Erwann Michel-Kerjan (Ecole Polytechnique), Marc Henry (Columbia), David Capitant (Universite Paris I), Geoffrey Heal (Columbia), Howard Kunreuther (University of Pennsylvania), David Stark (Columbia), Elliot Sclar (Columbia), Chris Jones (Regional Plan Association), Benjamin Lane (Columbia), Michel Dobry (Universite Paris I), Nancy Degnan (Columbia), Christophe Clergeau (Sciences Po), Julien Besancon (Sciences Po), Henry Rothstein (London School of Economics), David Vogel (Berkeley), Christine Noiville (Universite Paris I), George Bermann (Columbia), Joanne Scott (Columbia), Art Lerner (Columbia), and Andrew Smyth (Columbia).

Conference Program



October 2002, 2002
How is European Law Adapting to Public Utilities Deregulation: Globalization into Action?
Seminar with Bertrand Du Marais (Universite Paris I).


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 de 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.