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SPRING 2010  
   


June 14 - Paris
Conceiving the Future: Population Projections and the Political Uses of Prevision?
Panel discussion with Matthew Connelly (Columbia University) and Herve Le Bras (EHESS), discussed by Jenny Andersson (Sciences Po).
> Detailed program of the conference
This panel discussion is part of a one-day conference on “Governing the Future. Knowledge and Policy Making” organized by the CERI. Featured speakers from Sciences Po include: Jenny Andersson, Ariel Colonomos, Ivan Manokha and Jérôme Sgard.



June 4
The Effects of Social Context on Environmental Decisions
Lecture by David Krantz, Professor of Psychology and Statistics at Columbia University and Director of the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), moderated by Claude Henry (Columbia University and Sciences Po).
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Co-sponsored with the Centre des Ameriques (DAIE, Sciences Po) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI).


June 1
The Challenges of Muslim Integration in Europe
A discussion featuring: Christopher Caldwell (senior editor at The Weekly Standard, columnist at the Financial Times, author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West); Adam Gopnik (award-winning essayist and journalist for The New Yorker, author of Paris to the Moon and Angels and Ages); and Patrick Weil (visiting professor at Yale Law School, director of the Center for the Study of Immigration, Integration and Citizenship Policies at the Universite Paris I, author of How to be French: Nationality in the Making since 1789). The conversation will be chaired by Peter Awn (professor of Islamic Religion and Comparative Religion, and director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University).
This event is presented in collaboration with the French-American Foundation.


May 26
Religion, Secularism and Democracy
One-day conference at Sciences Po featuring keynote speaker Alfred Stepan (Columbia University): "The Multiple Secularisms of Modern Democratic and Non-Democratic Regimes".
> More information here
Co-sponsored with the CERI at Sciences Po, the Pole Religions at the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the European Institute in Religious Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes.



May 20
L'Islam est-il soluble dans la République ?
A panel discussion including Jean-François Bayart (Sciences Po), Mamadou Diouf (Columbia University), Henry Laurens (Collège de France) and Jean Leca (Sciences Po).
> More information on the program
Co-sponsored with the CERI-Sciences Po




May 1
Crime Narratives in Modern Latin America: History, Journalism, Literature
A roundtable discussion with Dominique Kalifa (Universite Paris I), Ricardo Salvatore (Columbia University), Glen S. Close (University of Madison, Wisconsin)
This roundtable is part of a two-day conference on “Narratives of Crime.” For more information on the program, click here.
This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia-Paris Alliance Program and the Institute of Latin American Studies.


April 30
After Lisbon: a Strengthened European Parliament in the Transatlantic Partnership
An address by Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament. Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program, the European Institute, the Italian Academy and the School of International and Public Affairs, in collaboration with the EU Delegation to the United Nations, the European Legal Studies Center and the European Student Association.

Please read Jerzy Buzek's biography

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April 30
Columbia Students vs. Conference Olivaint
A Transatlantic Student Debate

Introduced by Philippe Lalliot, Consul General of France. Co-sponsored by the Columbia-Paris Alliance Program and the Consulate General of France in New York.

The debaters are, for Columbia Students Team: Cyrille Beaufils, Sanjayan Srikanthan and Austin Tyler; and for Conference Olivaint Team: Mathieu Gatineau, Danielle Valendaire and Clément Wolf.

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April 28
Temporal Preferences in International Relations Theories: A Praise for Looking Forward
Seminar with Ariel Colonomos (Sciences Po, CERI). Co-sponsored by the Institute of War and Peace Studies.


April 20
Participating Insurance Contracts and the Rothschild-Stiglitz Equilibrium Puzzle
Seminar with Pierre Picard (Ecole Polytechnique).
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Co-sponsored with the Economics Department and the Business School.


April 16-17
Plato, Socrates, and the Desire for Good
Two-day conference featuring presentations by: Katja Maria Vogt (Columbia University), Christopher Rowe (University of Durham), Louis-André Dorion (Université de Montréal), David Sedley (University of Cambridge), Malcolm Schofield (University of Cambridge) and comments by Michel Narcy (CNRS, Centre Jean Pépin), Annick Jaulin (Universite Paris I) and Pierre-Marie Morel (ENS-LSH Lyon).Co-sponsored by GRAMATA and the Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne

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April 14
Confronting the Challenge of Effective Urban Governance: Lessons From New York City
Lecture by Ester Fuchs (Columbia University), moderated by Vincent Renard (IDDRI, Sciences Po). Co-sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) at Sciences Po.
Event held at Sciences Po.

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April 13
Governing the 21st Century Global City: Lessons From New York City
Lecture by Ester Fuchs (Columbia University). Co-sponsored by the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) at Sciences Po. Event held at Sciences Po.


April 13
El movimiento de López Obrador (2006-2009) en México a la luz de las teorías de la acción colectiva
Seminar with Hélène Combes (Universite Paris I). Co-sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies.
 


April 1
The Challenges of Obama's Healthcare Reform
Lecture by Lawrence Brown, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the "Chaire Sante de Sciences Po". Held at Sciences Po.


March 29
President Nicolas Sarkozy of France
Presented by the Columbia University World Leaders Forum, the Columbia-Paris Alliance Program and the Maison Francaise.

Read the press coverage clips

View video on the World Leaders Forum website.

View video of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2004 address at Columbia University



March 15-16
Defining Norms
Two-day History conference organized by the Columbia Graduate History Association and Cliopea (Universite Paris I).
Co-sponsored by the Columbia History Department, the European Institute and the Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. Held at the Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.
 


March 15
"Journee Philosophie" at Paris I
Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program, NoSoPhi (Universite Paris I) and the Societe Francaise de Philosophie. Held at Universite Paris I.

> Liberal Ideals and the Evaluation of Persons
(10:00 am-12:00 pm). Seminar with Carol Rovane (Columbia University), moderated by Jean-Fabien Spitz (Universite Paris I, NoSoPhi).

> Identity and Politics (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
). Panel discussion with Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University), Jean-François Kervegan (Universite Paris I), Emmanuel Picavet (Universite de Franche-Comte), and Charles Girard (Universite de Tours).

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March 9
Experiences of Participatory Democracy in Latin America and Europe in a Comparative Perspective
Seminar with David Recondo (Sciences Po), moderated by Pablo Pinto (Columbia University). Co-sponsored with the Institute of Latin American Studies.


March 5
Read-In/Speak-Out on Haiti
Open mike to speak out about the earthquake and recovery, or to read a poem or passage from a work of Haitian literature or a work on Haitian history or culture. Readings can be given in English, French or Kreyol.
Co-sponsored with the ICLS, the Haitian Students Association and the Maison Francaise.



March 2
Markovian Assignment Rules
Seminar with Francis Bloch (Ecole Polytechnique). Co-sponsored by the Economics Department and the Columbia Business School.

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February 24
Theater and Revolution in Theory and Practice
Seminar with Gérald Garutti (Sciences Po). Co-sponsored by the Maison Francaise.


February 11
The Non Proliferation Issue within the Iranian Context
Address by Ambassador Gerard Araud, French Permanent Representative to the United Nations, with a discussion moderated by Professor Richard Bulliet (Columbia University).
Co-sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs and the UN Studies Program; in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion; the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life; and the Middle East Institute.

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Press coverage: Best to wait for China on Iran (Reuters)



February 9
> French Cinema and American Audiences: Changing Tastes (1960-2010)
A panel discussion featuring: Francois Garcon (Universite Paris I), Julien Rouch (French Association of Cinema Producers), Phil Watts (Columbia University). Co-sponsored by the Maison Francaise at Columbia University.

> Writing, Producing and Promoting Movies in France: Is There a New Agenda?
A panel discussion featuring : Etienne Augé (Professor, FAMU, Prague), Kristian Feigelson (Associate Professor, Universite Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle), Stéphane Goudet (Associate Professor, Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne and Director of the Melies Theater), Denis Offroy (CEO, Cofiloisirs), Mehdi Sabbar (Financial Director, Soficinema). Co-sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.




February 6
Desiring the Good in Plato
Day conference featuring presentations by: Matthew Evans (NYU), Melissa Lane (Princeton), Dimitri El Murr (Universite Paris I), Iakovos Vasiliou (CUNY) ; and comments by Columbia professors: Taylor Carman, Wolfgang Mann, Christiana Olfert, Melissa Schwartzberg. Introduction by Katja Vogt (Columbia). Co-sponsored by the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean.

More info on the program here


February 5
Future Measures: The End of Oil and the Ends of Economics
Lecture by Timothy Mitchell, Professor of Arab Studies, Columbia University. Co-sponsored by Sciences Po. Event held at Sciences Po.


February 5
Protagoras in the Myth of Plato's Politicus
Seminar with Dimitri El-Murr (Universite Paris I). Co-sponsored by the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean and the Department of Classics.
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January 26
Freedom of Expression: The Controversy
A discussion moderated by David Remnick (Editor of The New Yorker), with Peter Awn (Columbia University), Kent Greenawalt (Columbia Law School), Bernard-Henri Levy (author and philosopher) and Philippe Schmidt (INACH & LICRA).
Event hosted by the Columbia-Paris Alliance Program and the School of International and Public Affairs, in collaboration with the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA). Co-sponsored with the Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion; the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life; the International Media, Advocacy and Communications Specialization at SIPA; and the Maison Française.


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FALL 2009  
   


November 16
Secularism in Contemporary India
Panel discussion with Rajeev Bhargava, Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi; Thomas Blom Hansen, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam; and Christophe Jaffrelot, Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia and Research Scientist at Sciences Po.
Co-sponsored with the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, and the South Asia Institute.

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November 12
A Conversation with Christophe de Margerie
A discussion with Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, John Coatsworth, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, and Robert Pelletreau, Former Assistant Secretary of State to Near Eastern Affairs.
Co-sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs.

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November 12
Young women in Riyadh: Between Transgressions of Islamic rules and Consumerist Norms
A brown bag seminar with Amelie Le Renard, PhD candidate at Sciences Po and 2008 Alliance Doctoral Mobility grant awardee.
Co-sponsored with the Middle East Institute.
 


November 10
From AfPak to PakAf?: Pakistan and the Regional Security Issue in South Asia
Lecture by Christophe Jaffrelot, Sciences Po, Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia University.
Introduced by Philippe Lalliot, Consul General of France, and moderated by Prof. Alfred Stepan, Columbia University
Organized at the Consulate General of France in New York.

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November 5
Understanding Science for Public Choices
Panel discussion featuring:
- Martin Chalfie, Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia and 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry;
- Jean Salencon, Honorary Professor at Ecole Polytechnique and President of the French Academie des Sciences;
- Claude Henry, Professor of Sustainable Development at Sciences Po and Visiting Professor at Columbia
Introduction by Morton B. Friedman, Vice Dean of the Columbia School of Engineering
Co-sponsored by the Earth Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs.




November 3
Ten Years Later: Interpreting the Regime Change in Senegal
Lecture by Mamadou Diouf, Columbia University. Moderated by Richard Banegas, Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.
Co-sponsored with the Departments of History and Political Science of the Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. Held in Paris.


October 30
Is Reduction of Social Inequalities a Goal of Public Health Policy in France? The Case of Obesity
Seminar with Henri Bergeron, Senior Research fellow at Sciences Po-CSO.
Co-sponsored with the Columbia Population Research Center, the Institute of Human Nutrition, and the Mailman School of Public Health.


October 27
"Trade and ..." problem: what's new at the WTO?
Seminar with Helene Ruiz Fabri, Professor of International Law, Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. Moderated by Prof. George Bermann (Columbia Law School).
Co-sponsored with the European Legal Studies Center.


October 16-17
Caste and Contemporary India
Conference in honor of Columbia alumnus Dr. Ambedkar, with the participation of Christophe Jaffrelot, Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia and Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po. Organized by the South Asia Institute

Panel "Contemporary Politics and Caste," moderated by Christophe Jaffrelot (Sciences-Po), with Balmurli Natrajan (Anthropology, William Paterson University), Sivakami Palanimuthu (activist and writer), Anand Teltumbde (activist and writer)


October 15
Women, Peace and Security: Challenges Ahead

Address by Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission.With a discussion moderated by Prof. Yasmine Ergas (Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Human Rights).
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Human Rights, the European Legal Studies Center, the European Institute, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the UN Studies Program.

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October 15
Sexuality, Colonization, and the Genealogy of the French Nation

Seminar with Elsa Dorlin, Professor of Philosophie, Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne
Co-sponsored with the Maison Francaise and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy


October 15
Alexander I and Napoleon: An Emperors' Duel

Seminar with Marie-Pierre Rey, Professor of History, Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne.
Co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute
 


September 28
Culture, Identity and Politics
Panel discussion with Emmanuel Picavet (Universite Paris I), Alan Montefiore (Balliol College, Oxford), and Charles Taylor (McGill University).
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Global Thought, the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life.

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September 24
Europe's Power in the 21st Century: Overcoming the Challenges of Globalization and Geopolitics
An address by Bernard Kouchner, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs for France.
Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program and the School of International and Public Affairs.

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September 14
Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress
Presentation of the Commission's report with the participation of Alliance faculty members: Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University, chair), Jean-Paul Fitoussi (Sciences Po, coordinator), Geoffrey Heal (Columbia), Claude Henry (Sciences Po/ Columbia), Philippe Weil (Sciences Po) and Jacques Le Cacheux (Sciences Po).
Opening adress by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic. Held at the Grand Amphitheatre de la Sorbonne, Paris

For more information on the Commission's work, please visit its website.



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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.