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June 29 - in Paris
Savarkar’s « Essentials of Hindutva»
A seminar with Janaki Bakhle (Associate Professor of History and Director of the South Asia Institute, Columbia University), chaired by Alessia Lefebure (Director, Alliance Program) and discussed by Christophe Jaffrelot (Sciences Po-CERI).
Co-sponsored with the CERI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) at Sciences Po


May 3 - in Paris
Representations of 1812 and 1855 in Russia
Seminar with Richard Wortman (James Bryce Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University), introduced by Marie-Pierre Rey, (Professor of History, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne).
Co-sponsored with CRHS-Université Paris I


May 2 - in Paris
Has medical innovation reduced cancer mortality?
Seminar with Frank Lichtenberg (Courtney C. Brown Professor of Business, Columbia University Business School; Alliance Visiting Professor at Ecole Polytechnique)
Co-sponsored with the Economics Department at Ecole Polytechnique


April 25
The Return of State Capitalism: the Case of France
Seminar with Alfred Galichon (Professor of Economics, Ecole Polytechnique; Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia University), introduced by Bernard Salanie (Professor of Economics, Columbia University). Download the flyer for more information.
Co-sponsored with the Program for Economic Research at Columbia University


March 31 - in Paris -
Sufi Islam, Toleration, and Democracy in Senegal
Lecture with Mamadou Diouf, Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and Professor of History, and Director of the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University & PSIA Visiting International Faculty
Co-sponsored with the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) at Sciences Po, and the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po.


March 24
Greater Paris ("Le Grand Paris")
A seminar with Michel Micheau (Sciences Po, Director of the Master in Urban Planning), introduced by Ester Fuchs (Columbia University)
Co-sponsored with the Urban and Social Policy Concentration at SIPA


March 22
Governing Interdependent Legal Systems: Is Private International Law Still a Relevant Tool?
Seminar with Horatia Muir Watt (Professor of Law at Sciences Po and Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School), introduced by Katarina Pistor (Professor of Law, Columbia University)
Download related paper by Prof. Muir-Watt.
This seminar is part of the Colloquium on Governing Interdependence at Columbia University, co-sponsored by the Center on Global Legal Transformation and the Committee on Global Thought.


March 21 - in Paris -
Honor and National Unification: Revisiting the History of Elites in Modern Mexico
A lecture by Pablo Piccato (Columbia University), introduced by Christophe Charle (Université Paris I)
Co-sponsored with the Université Paris I and the Chaire des Amériques


March 7
People Power and the Possibilities of Democratic Transition in the Middle East: Lessons from the Jasmine Revolution
A seminar with Eva Bellin (Brandeis University) and Jean-Pierre Filiu (Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor), moderated by Alfred Stepan (CDTR, Columbia University)
Co-sponsored with the Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion (CDTR), the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) and the Middle East Institute




March 3
The 6-year war: Armed Struggle in Gaza (1967-73)
A seminar with Jean-Pierre Filiu (Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor), introduced by Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University)
Co-sponsored with the Middle East Institute




March 1
How should we define and approach global governance in the 21st century?
A panel discussion with Columbia professors Michael Doyle, Mark Mazower, Jack Snyder, and Saskia Sassen. Moderated by Jean-Marie Guehenno (Columbia, CICR). Followed by reflections by Lakhdar Brahimi (former UN envoy and advisor, currently a visiting professor at PSIA)
Organized with the generous support of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program, the Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR) and the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po


February 21
Negotiating the Cosmopolitanism of Art : Quatremère de Quincy's Letters about Museums and Politics at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century
A lecture by Dominique Poulot (Universite Paris I, Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia), introduced by Robert Harrist (Columbia)

Co-sponsored with the Columbia Department of Art History and Archaeology


February 21
Efficiency in Matching
An economic theory workshop with Alfred Galichon (Ecole Polytechnique, Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia).
Co-sponsored with the Columbia Business School


February 11-12
The Global Cold War in the Mediterranean Area

A two-day conference including a roundtable discussion on "Europe's Mediterranean Cold War" with Victoria de Grazia (Columbia University), Jean-Pierre Filiu (Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visting Professor), Giuliano Garavini (University of Calabria) and Mary Nolan (NYU).
Co-sponsored by the European Institute and the Harriman Institute in collaboration with the Alliance Program


February 10
Egypt Arising
A panel discussion moderated by Saskia Sassen (Columbia University) with Juan Cole (University of Michigan), Mona El-Ghobashy (Barnard College), Jean-Pierre Filiu (Sciences Po Alliance Visiting Professor) and Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University)

Co-sponsored with the Committee on Global Thought, the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS), the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Middle East Institute

 

 

 



February 3
How the Ends of Time Meet
A seminar with Jean-Pierre Filiu (Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor), moderated by Jean-Marie Guéhenno (Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University)
Co-sponsored with the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and the Center for International Conflict Resolution


February 2
The Jihadis' Path to Self-Destruction
A seminar with Nelly Lahoud
(United States Military Academy, West Point), discussed by Jean-Pierre Filiu (Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visting Professor).
Co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion (CDTR) and the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life (IRCPL)



February 1
The Education of Leaders: The Fight Against Inequality
An conversation with Richard Descoings, Director of Sciences Po and Michele Moody-Adams, Dean of Columbia College.
Hosted by the Consulate General of France, in the framework of the conference@934 series, in collaboration with the Alliance Program

   
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December 17 - in Paris -
Ending Violence, Making Peace
A one-day conference with the participation of Elazar Barkan (Columbia University) on “History and Conflict Resolution: Historians as Peace Makers,” moderated by Samy Cohen (Sciences Po-CERI)
> 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
> CERI, 56 Rue Jacobs, 75006 Paris
> Open to the public. More info on the program
Co-sponsored with the CERI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) at Sciences Po



December 13
A Debriefing on the Cancun Climate Talks 2010
Seminar with Scott Barrett (Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia) and Laurence Tubiana (Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor), moderated by Elisabeth Lindenmayer (Director, UN Studies Program)
Co-sponsored with the International Environmental Policy Association (IEPA); the Sustainable Development Doctoral Society (SDDS) and the United Nations Studies Program.


December 10
New Practices in Journalism
One-day conference with Bruno Patino (Dean, Journalism School, Sciences Po), David Klatell (Professor of Journalism, Columbia University), Michael Shapiro (Professor of Journalism, Columbia University) and many others.
Organized by Sciences Po Journalism School


November 17
What does it mean to ‘stand with the victim’? A panel discussion on human rights and the humanitarian imperative
A discussion moderated by Peter Rosenblum (Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Berstein Clinical Professor in Human Rights Law, Columbia Law School) and featuring Les Roberts (Associate Clinical Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health), Francois Rubio (Chief Legal Advisor, Medecins du Monde; Lecturer, Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne), Robert Young (Deputy Head of Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross)
Co-sponsored with the Human Rights Institute; the Institute for the Study of Human Rights; the European Legal Studies Center; and Rightslink


November 16 - in Paris -
American Mid-term Elections: Assessment and Perspectives
Conference featuring a presentation by Gregory Wawro (Columbia University): " The 2010 Election in Historical Perspective," moderated by Denis Lacorne (Sciences Po-CERI)
Co-sponsored with the CERI (Centre d'Etudes et des Recherches Internationales) at Sciences Po


November 16
Cultural Diversity and Trade Law: The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity, five years later
Seminar with
Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Professor of International Law and Dean of the Law School, Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne
Co-sponsored with the Office of International Programs at Columbia Law School



November 16
Science and Society: IPCC Reform and the Global Climate Challenge
Panel discussion introduced by Jeffrey Sachs (Earth Institute, Columbia University), moderated by David Krantz (Columbia University) and featuring Simon Buckle (Imperial College), Peter Haas (UMass Amherst), Syukuro Manabe (Princeton), Gavin Schmidt (Columbia University) and Laurence Tubiana (Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor). Please download the program for more information.
Co-sponsored with the Columbia Climate Center (CCC), the Earth Institute, the IDDRI (Institute for International Relations and Sustainable Development) at Sciences Po and the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)




November 15
Reshaping EU-US Relations: A Concept Paper
Presentation and discussion of Notre Europe's concept paper with Tommaso Padoa Schioppa, President of Notre Europe, Former Finance Minister of Italy; Gaetane Ricard-Nihoul (Notre Europe); Sami Andoura (Notre Europe); Irene Finel-Honigman (Columbia) and Lucy Goodhart (Columbia).
Co-sponsored with the European Institute, the Italian Academy and organized in collaboration with Notre Europ
e


November 10
Pakistan 2010: The Most Dangerous Decade Begins
Day-conference featuring Christophe Jaffrelot (Sciences Po), Alfred Stepan (Columbia University), Mariam Abou Zahab (Sciences Po) and many others. Please download the program for more information.
Co-sponsored with CDTR, IRCPL and SAI


November 4
The Pragmatism of Human Rights: Pragmatic Approaches to Promoting Human Rights
Lecture by Jack Snyder, Columbia University, followed by a panel discussion with Bertrand Badie, Ariel Colonomos, Pierre Hassner, Karoline Postel-Vinay, moderated by Christian Lequesne. Held at Sciences Po.
Co-sponsored with the CERI at Sciences Po, within the "Amphis du CERI" series, and with the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion




November 3
The End of Empire: The Emergence of Area Studies in the United States
Lecture by Nicholas Dirks, Vice President for the Arts and Sciences, and Franz Boas Professor of History and Anthropology, Columbia University. Held at Sciences Po.
Co-sponsored with the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po


November 2
Religion and International Relations Theory
With Jack Snyder, Columbia University. Discussed by Denis Lacorne, Sciences Po-CERI. Held at Sciences Po.
Co-sponsored with the CERI at Sciences Po


October 27
"Israel's Asymmetric Wars"
Book presentation with Samy Cohen, Sciences Po-CERI
Discussed by Al Stepan, Columbia University
Co-sponsored with the Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion; and the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life


October 26
Old and New Racism: Islamophobia and Judeophobia in France
With Nonna Mayer, Sciences Po-CEE
Introduced by Madeleine Dobie, Columbia University
Co-sponsored with the Maison Francaise and the Middle East Institute


October 20
Foucault et l’ecriture de l’histoire
With Judith Revel, Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne
Co-sponsored with the Maison Francaise. Partial support provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy


October 11
The Emergence of a Transnational Field of Security Professionals: The Blurring of Boundaries Between Military, Intelligence, and Politice in Europe and Beyond
With Didier Bigo, Sciences Po-CERI
Discussed by Richard Betts, Columbia University
Co-sponsored with the Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion; the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life; and the European Institute



October 7
The Green Movement in Iran: Losing Politically but Reasserting Itself Socially
With Fariba Adelkhah, Sciences Po-CERI
Discussed by Hossein Kamaly, Barnard College
Co-sponsored with the Centre for Democracy, Toleration and Religion; the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life; and the Middle East Institute


October 6
Muslims Facing Ghettoisation in Ahmedabad: Juhapura from Victimisation to Self-help
With Christophe Jaffrelot, Sciences Po-CERI
Co-sponsored with Development in South Asia (DISHA), Teachers College and the South Asia Institute


September 30 - Paris
“A Free Press for a Global Society”
A lecture by Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University
Introduced by Richard Descoings, Director of Sciences Po. Discussed by Professor Ghassan Salamé, Dean of PSIA. Held at Sciences Po.
Co-sponsored with the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po



September 21
Post-Crisis: a Leading Global Role for Europe
An address by Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
Introduced by Claude Steele, Provost of Columbia University
Co-sponsored with the World Leaders Forum and the School of International and Public Affairs
   



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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.