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SPRING 2005  
May 14-15, 2005
The Catch-up Project
Workshop with Richard Nelson (Economics, Columbia), Claude Henry (Economics, Ecole Polytechnique), Shyama Ramani (Ecole Polytechnique), and Michel Trommetter (Ecole Polytechnique).

May 5, 2005
War and Violence in Africa: A Product of State Failure?
Seminar with Richard Banegas (Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne). Part of the African Studies University Seminar.
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May 2, 2005
Group Inequality and Discrimation: French and American Perspectives
Conference with Daniel Sabbagh (CERI-Sciences Po), Patrick Simon (INED and Sciences Po), Brendan O'Flaherty (Columbia), Rajiv Sethi (Barnard), Susan Sturm (Columbia Law), Robin Bell (Earth Institute, Columbia), Jean-Francois Amadieu (Paris I), Francoise Milewski (OFCE-Sciences Po), Pascale Petit (Paris I), Denis Fougeres (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique)

May 2-3, 2005
OECD Forum on the Future, Security, Stability and Development
Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program

April 28, 2005
The Future of the European Union
Seminar with Laurent Fabius, Former Prime Minister and French Finance Minister.

Event Video

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April 28, 2005
First Alliance Benefit Dinner
Keynote address by Prime Minister Fabius: "The Future of Transatlantic Relations". Co-sponsored by Champagne Charles Lafitte.

Event Program

April 20, 2005
A Philosophical Approach to Journalism: How Theories of Democracy can Help Understand the Role of Journalism in Western Democracies
Seminar with Geraldine Mulhmann (Paris 11 and Sciences Po).

April 22, 2005
Double Standards in Public
Policy?: Acknowledging the Burden on Science in Decision-Making
Seminar with Patrick Louchouarn (SIPA, Columbia). Held at Sciences Po, Paris.
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April 7, 2005
The Euro in Action Three Years Later
Panel discussion featuring Angelo Carriero (Bank of Italy in the US), David Jestaz (Alliance Program), Bernd Kaltenhaeuse
(BundesBank in New York), and moderator Brigitte Goergen (Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce).

March 29, 2005
Political European Identity
Seminar with Sophie Duchesne (Sciences Po-CEVIPOF and Oxford). Moderated by Charles Tilly (Columbia).
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March 24, 2005
New Muslims Citizens in Europe
Seminar with Fahrad Khosrokhavar (EHESS) and Rashid Khalidi (Middle East Institute, Columbia).

March 23, 2005
Urban Policy and Public Policy
Seminar with Patrick Le Gales (CNRS, SciencesPo- CEVIPOF). Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.
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March 15, 2005
What Forms of Capitalism for Europe: Is There an Alternative to the American Model?
Panel discussion with Edmund Phelps (Columbia), Christian De Boissieu ( Paris I, Council of Economic Advisor I), and Pierre Yves Henin (President of Paris I). Moderated by David Jestaz (Columbia).
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March 7, 2005
Financial Crises: Is There a Common Pattern?
Seminar with Robert Boyer (CEPREMAP and EHESS).

March 3, 2005
Religious Fundamentalism as a Transversal Phenomena in the West: Where does Islam Stand as a Western Religion?
Seminar with Olivier Roy (CNRS, EHESS and CERI-Sciences Po).
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January 20, 2005
The Reform of Higher Education in France
Seminar with Richard Descoings (Director, Sciences Po). Co-sponsored by the French American Foundation.

FALL 2004  

November 19, 2004
The Making of Global Finance
Conference featuring Marc Flandreau (Sciences Po-CEPRE and OFCE). Moderated by Harold James (Princeton). Chaired by Albert Fishlow (Columbia). 

November 18, 2004
Income Maintenance and Labor Force Participation
Seminar with Guy Laroque (ENSAE and Ecole Polytechnique). Cosponsored by the Department of Economics.

Discussed Paper


November 17, 2004
Globalized Islam
Book presentation with Olivier Roy (CNRS and CERI-Sciences Po). Book published by Columbia University Press.

November 17, 2004
Bringing Violence Under Control: the French Approach
Conference featuring General Coulloume-Labarthe (General commandant les ecoles de Saint Cyr Coetquidan).


November 16, 2004
Consolidation in the European Airline Industry: The Single Market a Decade Later
Seminar with Jean-Cyril Spinetta (CEO of Air France). Cosponsored by the Columbia Business School, the Maison Francaise, the School of International and Public Affairs, and  the Institute for the Study of Europe.

November 15 & 16, 2004
Two Conferences by George Corm, Former Finance Minister of Lebanon

Sustainable development and governance in the Arab World
Moderated by Lenora Suki (CGSD). Cosponsored by the Earth Institute.

Arab Secular Nationalism versus Islamism: What happened?
Moderated by Rashid Khalidi (Columbia). Cosponsored by The Middle East Institute.
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November 3-10, 2006
Series of Conferences featuring Jack Snyder
Jack Snyder (Columbia) spoke in at Sciences Po-CERI and Paris I-Pantheon Sorbonne in Paris.

American International Relations Theories after September 11 Discussant: Jean-Yves Haine
Empire: A Paradoxical Tool for Democratization
Discussant: Bertrand Badie
Trials and Errors: Theory and Methodology in Evaluating Strategies of International Justice
Discussant: Didier Bigo
Why Emerging Democracies Go to War?
Discussant: Michel Girard
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October 26, 2004
"La Morale Laique est-elle une Forme d'Intolerance?
Semimar with Jean Baubérot (Paris I and EPHE). Cosponsored by Maison Francaise.

October 4, 2004
60 Minutes with Nicolas Sarkozy
A debate on affirmative action with French Finance Minister.



September 29, 2004
The Role of the Intellectuals in Wartimes: The Case of the French Intellectuals during the Algerian War
Seminar with Jean-Francois Sirinelli (Sciences-Po). Cosponsored by the Maison Francaise at Columbia University.

September 28, 2004
NGO's: Is there a French Exceptionalism?
Seminar with Francois Rubio (Paris 1 and Sciences-Po).

September 21, 2004
European Defense and Security: The French Strategy
Conference featuring Frederic Charillon (French Ministry of Defense, Sciences Po). Moderated by Jack Snyder (Columbia University).

September 20, 2004
Ethics, Passions, and Contemporary International Relations
Seminar with Jack Snyder (Columbia University) and Ariel Colonomos (CERI-Sciences Po).

Event Program

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September 5, 2004
A Financial Development Indicator
Seminar with David Jestaz (Sciences Po/Columbia), Nicolas Couderc (Paris I). Cosponsored by the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University.

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September 2-3, 2004
The History and Future of Transatlantic Relations
Seminar with David Jestaz (Sciences Po and Columbia) and Nicolas Couderc (Paris I). Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program.
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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.