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Spring 2004  

June 24-25, 2004
How Public Affairs Can Influence The Intellectual Property Debate: "Enhancing Innovation and Development"
Conference featuring Shyama Ramani (INRA and Ecole Polytechnique), Michel Trommetter (Grenoble University and Ecole Polytechnique), Claude Henry (Ecole Polytechnique), Marie-Anne Frison-Roche (Sciences Po). Cosponsored with the Global Public Affairs Institute. Held in Paris.
Conference Program

June 24, 2004
From Player to Referee: the Emergence of the Regulatory State in China and its Implications
Seminar with Xiaobo Lu (Columbia University). Held in the Seminar on Transition and Development (ROSES, Paris 1). 
Picture©Barnard College

June 24, 2004
Affirmative Action: A Transatlantic Perspective
seminar with Lee C. Bollinger (President of Columbia University), Richard Descoings (President of Sciences Po),, Alain Lancelot (Sciences Po), Jean-Francois Amadieu (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Françoise Gaspard (former Mayor, Dreux), Sudhir Venkatesh (Columbia University).

Held in Paris on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Columbia University.

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June 18, 2004
Explaining American Hegemony
Seminar with Jack Snyder (Columbia) and Arel Colonomos (Sciences Po). Cosponsored by CERI. Held in Paris.
Picture©Columbia University

May 24, 2004
Innovation Contemporaine et Propriétés Intellectuelles
Conference featuring Professor Michel Vivant (Universite de Montpellier). Held at Sciences Po, Paris.

May 20-21, 2004
New Approaches to Technology Development in the Biosciences:  Intellectual Property and Public Investment for Medicine and Agriculture

Workshop co-sponsored by the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development (Earth Institute, Columbia University).
Featuring: Jeffrey Sachs, Annetine Gelijns and Alan Moskowitz, Pierre Azoulay, Will Masters, Richard Nelson (all Columbia University), Claude Henry (École Polytechnique), Harold Edgar (Columbia Law School), Shyama Ramani (INRA and Ecole Polytechnique), Michel Trommetter (Grenoble University and Ecole Polytechnique)

May 17, 2004
The Market Economy and the Scientific Commons
Seminar with Richard Nelson (Columbia University). Held in Paris.
Picture©Columbia University

April 30, 2004
The French Ban on Religious Symbols in School
Seminar with Patrick Weil (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).
Picture©Yale University

April 29, 2004
A  debate with Serge Lepeltier
Serge Lepeltier is the current French Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development.

April 28, 2004
D-Day , Between Myth and History
A conference by Olivier Wieviorka (Ecole Normale Superieure & Sciences Po). Moderated by Robert O. Paxton (Columbia University).

April 23-24, 2004
Enduring Allies or Growing  Rivals: Franco-American Relations in the Transatlantic Context
Seminar with Helen Milner (Columbia University) and Michel Girard (Department of Political Science, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne).
Picture©Princeton University

April 12, 2004
Welfare to Work?: European and American Perspectives
Seminar with Jean-Philippe Barbier (Centre d'études de l'emploi).

April 9, 2004
France and Anti-Semitism
Seminar with Andre Kaspi (Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne).
Picture©Metro France

April 7, 2004
America and Europe: Two conflicting types of Empires?
Seminar with Karoline Postel-Vinay (Sciences Po - CERI).

March 24, 2004
Transnational Politics of the Environment
Seminar with Liliana Botcheva-Andonova (Earth Institute, Columbia University). Cosponsored with the Institute for the Study of Europe.

March 23, 2004
The Genocide Encyclopedia Project
Seminar with Jacques Semelin (CERI-Sciences Po). Conference was part of an ongoing collaboration with the Columbia Center for International Conflict Resolution.
Picture©McGill University

March 15-16, 2004
International Environmental Governance
Cosponsored by the IDDRI, the IUCN, the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, the Chaire du Developpement Durable of Sciences Po Paris and the Alliance Program.
Event Program

March 8, 2004
France - America: Dangerous de-liaisons? 
A conversation between Jean-Marie Colombani (Le Monde, Editor) and Walter Wells (The International Herald Tribune, Executive Editor). 
Picture©Le Figaro

March 2, 2004
The Role of France and Germany in Tomorrow's Europe
Seminar with Noelle Lenoir, French Minister for European Affairs.

February 26-27, 2004
Europe and America 1989-2004: Political Economy, Economic Policies
The 21st Annual Graduate Student Conference organized by the Institute for the Study of Europe and the Alliance Program.   

February 24, 2004
The Case for and against Patents: Biosciences and Drugs
Seminar with Claude Henry (Ecole Polytechnique).

February 24, 2004
The Political Impact of Diasporas: The Poles in the US
Seminar with John Micgiel (Director of the East Central European Center at Columbia University). Part of a conference on Transatlantic Tensions. Held at the CERI, Sciences Po
Picture©Columbia University

January, 2004
Two Conferences With Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize Laureate and Profess at Columbia University. In 2004, he was a visiting research fellow at the OFCE at Sciences Po.

"Capital Market Liberalization and Economic Instability"
"New Paradigms of Monetary Economics"

Picture©Columbia University

January, 2004
The United Nations and Multilateralism after the War in Iraq
Debate between Professor Ed Luck (Columbia) and Ambassador Alain Dejammet (French Ambassador to the United Nations). Held at Sciences Po, Paris.

Fall 2003  

November, 2003
The European Constitution: Challenges and Opportunities
Seminar with Elisabeth Guigou (Former French Minister for European Affairs).
Discussed Paper

October 29, 2003
Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries
Seminar with Marc Lévy (Sciences Po). Held at the Maison Française of Columbia University.
Discussed Paper
Picture©Columbia University

October 28, 2003
The French-American War over Iraq
Seminar with Irwin Wall (University of California). Held at the Maison Française of Columbia University.

October 27, 2003
The Precautionary Principle in the European Union
Seminar with Claude Henry (Ecole Polytechnique).
Discussed Paper

October 1, 2003
Prospect on Climate Change and Water Scarcity in the 21th Century
Seminar with Robert Kandel (Ecole Polytechnique), author of Water of Heaven (Columbia University Press).
Picture©Columbia University Press

September 26, 2003
The WTO Cancun Meeting: Analysis of a Failure
Seminar with Laurence Tubiana (Sciences Po).
Picture©Le Monde

September 24, 2003
The French Extreme Right: Fascism or Populism?
Seminar with Annie Collovald (Columbia University). Moderated by Michael Minkenberg (Visiting professor, SIPA).


Created in 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.