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SPRING 2007  

May 23, 2007
Why do the poor support right-wing parties? A cross-national analysis
Seminar with John Huber (Columbia University). Part of lecture series: Candidates, Issues and Processes: New Developments Affecting the 2008 American Presidential Elections. Held at Sciences Po, Paris

April 10, 2007
Singing La Marseillaise: National Identity in the French Election Campaign

Seminar with Sophie Duchesne (Sciences Po). Held at Sciences Po, Paris. Part of the 2007 French Elections Seminar Series.

April 5, 2007
The Welfare State Issues in France: Are There Political Differences Between Parties and Candidates?

Seminar with Bruno Palier (Sciences Po).
Part of the 2007 French Elections Seminar Series.

April 3, 2007
Elector Turbulence in France: April 21, 2002-April 22, 2002

Seminar with Nonna Mayer (Sciences Po).
Part of the 2007 French Elections Seminar Series.

March 20, 2007
Climate Change Architecture in the Post Kyoto Area: A European Perspective
Seminar with Laurence Tubiana (Sciences Po, Director of the IDDRI). In collaboration with the MPA Program in Environmental Science and Policy.

March 6, 2007
Ethnic Relations in France: From the 2005 French Riots to the 2007 Presidential Elections
Seminar with Manlio Cinalli (Sciences Po).
Part of the 2007 French Elections Seminar Series.

February 27, 2007
Tony Blair. The Making of a Charismatic Leader
Seminar with Florence Faucher-King (Sciences Po).

February 20, 2007
Is Europe the Great Absentee of the Campaign?
Seminar with Emiliano Grossman (Sciences Po).
Part of the 2007 French Elections Seminar Series.
FALL 2006  
December 14, 2006
Shaping Race Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective
Seminar with Robert Lieberman (Columbia University). Discussant:Daniel Sabbagh (CERI, Sciences Po).

December 13, 2006
Social Security Systems under Pressure: The politics of Demographic Change

Seminar with Kurt Biedenkopf (Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony, 1990-2002).
Picture©University of Cambridge

December 11, 2006
The Jerome Lohez Foundation
2006 Scholarship Award Presentation

December 5, 2006
Memoires d'Empire: La Controverse Autour Du "Fait Colonial"
Book presentation with Romain Bertrand (CERI, Sciences Po).

November 29, 2006
Un bilan de la loi sur la parite
Seminar with Frederique Matonti (Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne).
Picture©Universite Paris I

November 15, 2006
Middle-class parents' educational choices and strategies
Seminar with Agnes Van Zanten (OSC, Sciences Po)

November 2, 2006
Computational design of proteins with enzymatic function
Seminar with Alfonso Jaramillo (Ecole Polytechnique)
Picture©Sciences Po

November 1, 2006
Secular civil associations : The case of the Iranian Bar
Seminar with Sepideh Farkondeh (Sciences Po). Discussant: Mona el-Ghobashy.

October 31 , 2006
Family memory and relationship to the past in poor immigrants family in France
Seminar with David Lepoutre (University of Picardie).
Picture©Odile Jacob

October 30 , 2006
Pompidou centre thirty years after, architechtural utopia or historical monument?
Seminar with Claude Massu (Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne).

October 23 , 2006
Peace Operations Seen from Below. UN Missions and Local People
Book presentation with Beatrice Pouligny (CERI, Sciences Po).
Picture©Sciences Po

October 20, 2006
Optical conductivity of Hubbard Model: New Results and Relation to Data

Seminar with Armin Comanac (PhD Candidate, Columbia University; and recipient of Alliance Call for Doctoral Mobility grant).

October 19, 2006
The Weight of the Colonial Past in French Immigration

Seminar with Alexis Spire (Universite Lille 2).

October 16, 2006
Somalia: towards a regional war? The Union of Islamic Courts, the Transitional Federal Government and the future of Somalia

Seminar with
Roland Marchal (Sciences Po). Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute.
Picture©Columbia University


October 13, 2006
The Role of Foundations and NGOs in Africa: Appraisal and Perspectives for the Future Participants

Seminar with Eric Nonacs (Foreign Policy Adviser, President Clinton, Clinton Foundation), Éric Chevallier (Director of International Missions, Médecins du Monde), Henri Rouillé d’Orfeuil (President, Coordination Sud), Michel Sauquet (Vice-President, « Alliance des éditeurs indépendants pour une autre mondialisation » and Director of IRG, Institute for a New Reflection on Governance); moderator: Richard Banegas Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).
Held at Sciences Po


September 29, 2006
French foreign policy in the Lebanon crisis

Seminar with Former Ambassador to the United States Jacques Andreani. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute, the Maison Francaise and the Frenc American Foundation.
Picture©Alliance Francaise

September 29, 2006
EDF as an International Energy Player
Seminar with Jean-Paul Bouttes (Executive Vice President of International Affairs and Strategic Planning, EDF), Christin Nadal (North America Chief Executive Officer, EDF), and Assaad Saab (Vice President for International Affairs, EDF). Co-sponsored by the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy.

September 21, 2006
Prostitution and colonisation : Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco. 1830-1962
Seminar with Christelle Taraud (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales). Introducation by Emmanuelle Saada (Columbia University).
Picture©Universite Paris I

September 21, 2006
Cyclic Loadings in plasticity; application to fatigue

Seminar with
Bernard Halphen
(Ecole Polytechnique) at the Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
Picture©Ecole Polytechnique

September 18, 2006
Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response
How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability

Book presentation. Edited by Philip Auerswald (George Mason University), Lewis M. Branscomb (Harvard University), Todd M. La Porte (George Mason University), and Erwann Michel-Kerjan (University of Pennsylvania).

Panel featuring: Erwann Michel-Kerjan (University of Pennsylvania and Ecole Polytechnique), Patrick Lagadec (Ecole Polytechnique), Geoffrey Heal (Columbia University), and James Macdonald (Director, Insurance and Reinsurance, Navigant Consulting)

September 13, 2006
One-Value, One-Vote: Measuring, Electing, and Ranking
Seminar with
Michel Balinski (Ecole Polytechnique).
Picture©Cornell University

September 11, 2006
Conditions of Equality and the Challenge of Addressing Discrimination: Views from Canada, the US and France

Featuring Richard Bourhis (UQAM), Robert Lieberman (Columbia University), Pierre Bosset (Quebec Human Rights Commission), Dalton Conley (New York University), Rodolfo de la Garza (Columbia University), David Jestaz (Columbia University and Sciences Po), Brian Young (McGill University), and Daniel Weinstock (University of Montreal).
with the support of the Association of Canadian Studies (ACS-AEC) and the Quebec Government House in New York (Ministère des Relations Internationales)

reated 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.