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  SUMMER 2013  
     
 

September 9-20, 2013, Ecole Polytechnique campus

Summer School on Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment

The summer school is designed for PhD students and those in early stages of their research career.

The residential school, held over two weeks, will consist of:

Lecture courses
Pedagogical courses covering the fluid dynamics relevant to sustainability and the environment (including: Fundamentals of fluid mechanics, Flow instabilities, Environmental fluid dynamics & cryosphere, Atmosphere & ocean)

Guest lectures
Advanced topics (including: Climate change and IPCC, Fluid-structure interactions, Fluvial and maritime renewable energy)

Laboratory experiments
Project-based investigations of fluid flows

Computational projects
Numerical simulations of fluid flows

Lecturers
Paul Linden, Jean-Marc Chomaz, Riwal Plougonven, Vladimir Zeitlin, Colm Caulfield, Grae Worster, Peter Haynes, John Taylor, Alexandre Stegner, Caroline Muller, Paul Billant, Lutz Lesshafft, Emmanuel De Langre, Herve Le Treut

Full board and lodging will be provided on the campus of Ecole Polytechnique, in the Paris area. The cost for the school and lodging is € 2000. Bursaries may be available and should be requested with the application.

To apply please send a CV and two academic references to summerschool@ladhyx.polytechnique.fr before March 16, 2013.

Successful applicants will be informed by April 16, 2013.

Co-sponsored by the Ecole Polytechnique, the University of Cambridge, and the Alliance Program at Columbia University.

   
     
 

July 1, 2013, 6:00PM, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Room 1 (1st floor), Galerie Soufflot, 12 place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris

"Grand Central Terminal"

A public lecture with Anthony W. Robins (Columbia University)

This lecture will retrace the history of the famous New York station, which celebrated its Centennial this year. Beginning with the history of the site and an overview of the successive buildings that have occupied it, it will then focus on the conception and architecture of the existing building, of partly French inspiration: its architect Whitney Warren studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, and entrusted three French architects with the tasks of creating the Terminal's paintings and sculptures: Jules-Félix Coutan, Sylvain Salières, and Paul-César Helleu.

Anthony W. Robins is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and New York University, an historian, writer, and lecturer specializing in New York City architecture and development. After earning a Masters Degree in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, Mr. Robins spent 20 years at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, where he served as Deputy Director of Research and then Director of Survey, supervising the staff identifying new landmarks and historic districts. His work in historic preservation won him a "Rome Prize" from the American Academy in Rome in 1997. Since 1998, he has been in private practice as a consultant architectural historian. He has served as Board Member and Vice-President of the Art Deco Society of New York, and is currently a Board member of the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America. In 2013, he published Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark (Stewart, Tabori & Chang).

 

 
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June 18-26, 2013, Sciences Po, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris, France

Alliance Summer School in Science and Policy 2013

The Alliance Summer School in Science and Policy will be held in Paris (location to be confirmed). The sessions will be held on the following days: from Tuesday the 18th of June to Wednesday the 26th of June 2013. The Alliance Program’s Science and Policy Summer School will facilitate this dialogue during a week-long workshop to be held at Sciences Po in Paris or at Columbia University, building upon the successes of the first Summer School held in Paris last June. World-class professors and industry experts will be invited to lecture on global problems facing the scientific and policy communities and to engage students in discussion. About 30 graduate students from Columbia University, Sciences Po, École Polytechnique and Université Paris-I are expected to participate.

Application Deadline: May 17th, 2013.

For more information, please click here.

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)at Sciences Po and the Alliance Program at Columbia University.

 

   
     
 

June 7, 2013, 12:30PM-1:30PM, Sciences Po, 28 rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris, room H101

"The Comparative Advantage of Cities"

A public lecture with Donald Davis (Columbia University)

Donald Davis is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University.

 

 
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  SPRING 2013  
     
 

2013 Spring Semester, Columbia University

Claude Henry at Columbia University

Claude Henry is a physicist (quantum mechanics) turned economist. He has taught public economics and environment economics at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at Lausanne University; he has written articles and books on these subjects. He is currently teaching on innovation and sustainable development at Sciences-Po Paris. From 1997 to 2002, he was adviser to the Prime Minister of France on matters pertaining to public utilities and environmental policies; he is currently an adviser to the Director of the European Environmental Agency.

He is teaching a course called "Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Goals", offered in collaboration with the Scool of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

   
     
 

2013 Spring Semester, Columbia University

Eduardo Perez at Columbia University

Eduardo Perez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique. He specializes in Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Information Economics, and Political Economics. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Ecole Polytechnique (X99) in Paris and earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

He is teaching a class on Game Theory at Columbia University during the 2013 Spring Semester.

For more information, please visit http://eduardo.perez.free.fr/

 

   
     
 

2013 Spring Semester, Columbia University

Renaud Le Goix at Columbia University

Renaud Le Goix is an Associate Professor of Geography at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. He is an Alliance Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology of Columbia University for Spring 2013. He will be teaching a course called "Fragmented Suburbanism" at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

His main research interest includes spatial analysis, urban studies, social geography.

For more information, please click here

 

   
     
 

2013 Spring Semester, Columbia University

Elise Huillery at Columbia University

Elise Huillery joined the Department of Economics at Sciences Po in 2009. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics, an MA in Management from HEC and a MA in Philosophy from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Her research is mainly focused on development economics and economic history. She has done research on colonial history, inequality and development in West Africa. She joined J-PAL in 2008 and is currently conducting field experiments in health, education and micro-entrepreuneurship in Niger, Morocco, Cameroun, Congo, Romania, Burkina Faso and France.

She is teaching a course called "Economic Development" during the 2013 Spring Semester, an advanced economics course in the department of Economics.

For more information, please visit http://econ.sciences-po.fr/elise-huillery

 

   
     
 

2013 Spring Semester, Columbia University

Marie Pierre Rey at Columbia University

Marie Pierre Rey is a professor of Russian and Soviet History at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, where she is also the director of the Slavic Research Center. She has authored various books in her field, of which her most recent is L’effroyable tragédie, une nouvelle histoire de la campagne de Russie.

For more information, please visit http://irice.univ-paris1.fr/spip.php?article120

 

   
     
 

2013 Spring Semester, Columbia University

Diego P. Fernández Arroyo at Columbia University

Diego P. Fernández Arroyo is a distinguished specialist in international law, and a member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law and the President of the American Society of Private International Law. After graduating from the National University of the Littoral (Santa Fe, Argentina) and from the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain) which awarded him a lawyer’s degree and a PhD in Law (summa cum laude), Diego P. Fernández Arroyo taught private international law, international commercial law and community law in prestigious institutions as a Full Professor (Professor at the University Complutense of Madrid, and Honorary Professor at the National University of Cordoba in Argentina since 2000), and Visiting Professor (University of Panthéon – Assas Paris 2, the Hague Academy of International Law, the Central University of Venezuela, the University of Montevideo, the University of Ottawa, the Federal University of Santa Catarina, UC Davis, the Ibero-American University of Mexico, the University of Freiburg, etc.).

For more information, please visit http://master.sciences-po.fr/droit/en/content/diego-p-fern-ndez-arroyo

 

   
     
 

Course: Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Goals

Spring 2013

It has become vital (because of mass poverty, climate change,biodiversity rapid erosion,water and food crisis,...), to shift to a more sustainable form of development. This will require effectively mobilizing all resources of human societies:scientific and technical resources, as well as behavioral and institutional moving forces. None may be neglected,and the way they are articulated will be decisive.

Claude Henry is a physicist (quantum mechanics) turned economist. He has taught public economics and environment economics at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at Lausanne University; he has written articles and books on these subjects. He is currently teaching on innovation and sustainable development at Sciences-Po Paris. From 1997 to 2002, he was adviser to the Prime Minister of France on matters pertaining to public utilities and environmental policies; he is currently an adviser to the Director of the European Environmental Agency.

Course offered in collaboration with the Scool of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

 

   
     
 

Course: Progressive Alternatives: Institutional Reconstruction Today

Spring 2013

An exploration of the past and future agenda of progressives, whether selfdescribed as liberals or as leftists. What should they propose, now that they no longer believe in the usefulness of governmental direction of the economy or in the sufficiency of redistributive social programs? A basic concern is the relation of programmatic thought to the understanding of change and constraint. The course will draw on many disciplines and consider examples from many settings. It will try to develop ways of thinking as well as proposals for change. Readings from classic and contemporary social and political theory. For 2011-2012, a major theme will be innovation, education, capabilities, and creativity and the policies and institutions that their development requires.

Joint lecture by Jeffrey Sachs and Laurence Tubiana.

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years at Harvard University, most recently as director of the Center for International Development. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his BA, MA, and PhD degrees at Harvard University.

Laurence Tubiana is founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. She follows and participates in the international negotiations on climate change, in which IDDRI is highly involved. She is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris. Laurence Tubiana studied at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and holds a PhD in economics.

 

   
 
     
 

Course: Political Economy of Energy and Climate Change Policies

Spring 2013

This course will present the challenges attached to the transition towards low carbon economies. Based on empirical data and experience, a discussion of the different policy instruments is proposed, along with an analysis of key stakeholder strategies. Specific attention will be given to the specificity of different contexts (developed, emerging and developing countries) and economic sectors in evaluating the efficiency and the effectiveness of alternative policy design in driving technological, economic and societal change. We will then explore the difficulty to build collective action at the global level, by revisiting the most significant moments in the history of negotiation, and discuss possible avenues forward.

Laurence Tubiana is founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. She follows and participates in the international negotiations on climate change, in which IDDRI is highly involved. She is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris. Laurence Tubiana studied at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and holds a PhD in economics.

Course offered in collaboration with the Scool of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

 

   
     
     
 

May 28, 2013, 12:30PM-2:30PM, Reid Hall Paris

"Capture du carbone dans l'air ambiant / Carbon capture in ambient air"

Une session du séminaire Développement durable et économie de l'environnement avec Klaus Lackner et Alain Goeppert

Les émissions de gaz à effet de serre, au premier rang desquels le CO2, ne cessent de croître. Il devient donc chaque jour moins probable que cette tendance s’infléchisse avant que la concentration des gaz à effet de serre dans l’atmosphère ne dépasse ce que les climatologues considèrent comme compatible avec une probabilité raisonnable de maintenir l’augmentation de température moyenne en-dessous de 2°C. L’acidification des océans due à l’augmentation de la concentration du CO2 atmosphérique, amène en outre à formuler l’hypothèse que ce seuil déjà ambitieux s’avère lui-même trop élevé. Compte tenu de la persistance de ces gaz dans l’atmosphère, il se pourrait qu’il n’y ait finalement d’autre solution que d’aller les y rechercher.

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Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program at Columbia University.

 

 
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May 2013

The Alliance program at Columbia University will be celebrating “Do One Thing For Diversity” during its commencement ceremony, on May 22nd and 23rd.

Its global educational experience, through dual BA and dual Master programs, was recognized by the UN for giving the students the opportunity to immerse themselves in two distinct academic, social and cultural environments, in a positive and inclusive spirit.

May 22, 2013, Columbia University

Commencement Ceremony for Alliance Dual BA Students

Columbia University and Science Po offer a global undergraduate educational experience through their dual BA Program and give the students the opportunity to immerse themselves in two distinct academic, social, and cultural environments by spending two years within a close-knit small college in a French regional setting and two years in a research university in New York City. Every year, around 200 students benefit from a range of 20 international dual degrees and joint programs in all disciplines, including Art History, Curatorial studies, International Affairs, Sustainable Development, Journalism and Financial Engineering. Dual degree programs are offered to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from all over the world.

More information about the Commencement Ceremony can be found here.

May 23, 2013, Columbia University

Commencement Ceremony for SIPA Students

Columbia University will be granting degress to its Dual Masters Program students in International Affairs Students. The Masters Program is organized by Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Sciences Po. Sciences Po and Columbia share the conviction that the best education for future policy experts and senior decision-makers in international affairs is the product of the combination of a solid multidisciplinary base in the social sciences and an in-depth specialization. Building on the complementary approaches of two prestigious institutions with rich and diverse academic traditions, Sciences Po and SIPA offer a dual Degree in International Affairs which allows students to spend one year at the partner university.

More information about the Commencement Ceremony can be found here.

 

 
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May 2 2013, 12:00PM-1:30PM, 207 Knox Hall, Columbia University

"The Black Man's Burden: The Cost of Colonization of French West Africa"

A public lecture with Elise Huillery (Assistant Professor of Economics, Sciences Po; Sciences Po Alliance Visiting Professor 2013-2014)

Was colonization costly for France? Did French taxpayers contribute to colonies' development? This view has been widely accepted among French historians, though little empirical evidence has been provided. Using original data from colonial and mainland budgets, this paper reveals that French West Africa's colonization took only 0.29 percent of French annual expenditures, including 0.24 percent for military and central administration and 0.05 percent for French West Africa's development. For West Africans, the contribution from French taxpayers was almost negligible: mainland France provided about 2 percent of French West Africa's revenue. In fact, colonization was a considerable burden for African taxpayers since French civil servants' salaries absorbed a disproportionate share of local expenditures.

Mamadou Diouf will act as a discussant.

Elise Huillery joined the Department of Economics at Sciences Po in 2009. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics, a MA in Management from HEC and a MA in Philosophy from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Her research is mainly focused on development economics and economic history. She has done research on colonial history, inequality and development in West Africa. She joined J-PAL in 2008 and is currently conducting field experiments in health, education and micro-entrepreuneurship in Niger, Morocco, Cameroun, Congo, Romania, Burkina Faso and France. As a Sciences Po Alliance Visiting Professor 2013-2014, she is currently teaching "Development Economics for Undergraduate Students" in the Department of Economics at Columbia University.

Mamadou Diouf is the Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and the Director of Columbia University's Institute for African Studies. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Before joining the faculty at Columbia University, he was the Charles D. Moody Jr. Collegiate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Michigan, from 2000 to 2007. Before that, he was Head of the Research, Information, and Documentation Department of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and faculty member of the History Department of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal.

Co-sponsored by Institute of African Studies at Columbia University.

 

   


     
 

May 1 2013, Columbia University

Philippe Boutry at Columbia University

Philippe Boutry is the president of Panthéon-Sorbonne University. He is also a professor in the Panthéon-Sorbonne University Department of History.

 

   
     
 

May 2013, Columbia University

Alain Dieckhoff at Columbia University

Alain Dieckhoff is Head of The Political Science Department of Sciences Po. He holds degrees from the University of Paris X-Nanterre, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP) and a Ph.D. in political sociology from the University of Paris X-Nanterre. He is a member of the editorial boards of Politique et sociétés, Maghreb-Machrek, Questions internationales and Israel Studies. In addition to his main research areas, which focus on politics, contemporary society and transformations of the state in Israel, he also works on the transformation of contemporary nationalism. His latest book is titled the "Routledge Handbook of Modern Israel" (2013).

   
     
 

Spring 2013, Columbia University

"Conversations with Sciences Po Faculty on Social Sciences"

A series of talks organized by the Alliance Program, co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Columbia University

April 9, 2013, 1:00PM-2:30PM, 1302 International Affairs Building Columbia University

"The Gamble of War: Is it Possible to Justify Preventive War?"

A book launch with Ariel Colonomos

Ariel Colonomos will be presenting his book, The Gamble of War: Is it Possible to Justify Preventive War?.

Michael Doyle will introduce the conference.


Ariel Colonomos holds degrees from the University of Paris-Dauphine (business and administration), the University of Paris X (philosophy) and a Ph.D. in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). He joined CERI in 1998. He is co-ordinator (with Laetitia Bucaille) of the “Monde” (International Issues) book series at the Presses de Sciences Po; a member of the editorial boards of International Political Sociology; a regular visiting scholar at Columbia University with the Institute of War and Peace; the author of several publications focusing on the ethics of the international relations of an explanatory and normative point of view, including a recent study on the preventive use of force and its justification. His new research project investigates the role of predictive ideas in international relations.

Michael Doyle is the Harold Brown Professor of U.S. Foreign and Security Policy, which is a three-fold appointment in the School of International and Public Affairs, the Department of Political Science, and the Law School. His research interests include international relations theory, international law, and international history; civil wars and international peace-building; and the United Nations.

Co-sponsored by the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies and the Center of Global Governance at Columbia Law School.

May 2, 2013, 4:00PM-5:30PM, 707 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St), Columbia University

"Israel after the 2013 elections"

A public lecture with Alain Dieckhoff

Yinon Cohen will act as a discussant.

Alain Dieckhoff is Head of The Political Science Department of Sciences Po. He holds degrees from the University of Paris X-Nanterre, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP) and a Ph.D. in political sociology from the University of Paris X-Nanterre. He is a member of the editorial boards of Politique et sociétés, Maghreb-Machrek, Questions internationales and Israel Studies. In addition to his main research areas, which focus on politics, contemporary society and transformations of the state in Israel, he also works on the transformation of contemporary nationalism. His latest book is titled the "Routledge Handbook of Modern Israel" (2013).

Yinon Cohen is Yerushalmi Professor of Israeli and Jewish Studies, and Chair, Department of Sociology, Columbia University. He is a member of the Columbia Center for Population Research, Columbia Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, and research associate at the Levi Institute. His areas of research include social stratification, labor markets, rising income inequality, labor market discrimination, socioeconomic ethnic and gender gaps, industrial relations, international migration, selectivity and economic assimilation of immigrants, and Israeli society.

   
 
 
     
 

May 1 2013, 4:30PM-6:00PM, 1512 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St), Columbia University

"French Universities After 1968"

A discussion with Philippe Boutry (President, Panthéon-Sorbonne University)

Introduced by Provost John Coatsworth. Souleymane Bachir Diagne will act as a discussant. Chaired by Pamela Smith.

Philippe Boutry  is the President of Pantheon-Sorbonne University. He is also Professor of 19th century history in the Pantheon-Sorbonne University Department of History.

Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a Professor of French in the Department of French and Romance Philology at Columbia University. He received his academic training in France. His fields of research include history of logic, history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy and literature.

John Coatsworth is the Provost of Columbia University, as well as Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History. He is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history.

Pamela H. Smith is the Acting Chair of the Department of History at Columbia University. She specializes in early modern European history and the history of science. Her current research focuses on attitudes to nature in early modern Europe and the Scientific Revolution, with particular attention to craft knowledge and historical techniques.

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Co-sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs and the Department of History at Columbia University.

 

   
     
 

April 30, 6:30PM-8:30PM, Room 707 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

"Artisans of Liberty: Political Dissidents in Eastern Europe"

A film screening with the director, Ruth Zylberman

Directed by Ruth Zylberman, 2010, 100 min.

Artisans of Liberty traces the political and moral combat waged by Eastern European dissidents from 1956 to 1989. The film focuses on the creation of the democratic opposition and the Solidarity movement in Poland, on Charter 77 in Czechoslovakia, and on the rise of the underground literary movement in Hungary.


Artisans of Liberty: Political Dissidents in Eastern Europe won the prize for best historical documentary given by Les Rendez-vous de l’Histoire in 2010.


Through the stories of individuals in Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest, Artisans of Liberty recounts thirty years of totalitarianism and anti-totalitarian struggles. At a time when the end of communism was a quixotic hope, it tells the story of the men and women who rejected fear and repression to become voices of conscience and resistance.

The director will be in attendance to introduce her film and to answer questions following the screening.

Ruth Zylberman is one of most influential documentary film directors of her generation in France. She has explored the many forms of interactions between individual and collective trajectories in Paris-Fantômes (2001) Mai 68, année zéro (2008), L’homme sans douleur (2006), Artisans of Liberty: Political Dissidents in Eastern Europe (2010) and Maurice Nadeau, Le chemin de la vie (2011). She currently teaches a class on film and history at Sciences-Po in Paris.

 

   
     
 

April 29, 6:00PM-7:30PM, Low Library Rotunda, Columbia University

"Living Side by Side: On Culture and Security"

A discussion with Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)

CGT is pleased to present Homi K. Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard. Professor Bhabha will deliver a talk entitled "Living Side by Side: On Culture and Security.” Afterwards, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and CGT Co-chair Saskia Sassen will discuss the talk and lead a question and answer session with the audience.

Registration at www.globalthoughtlecture.eventbrite.com

Undergraduate Breakfast with Professor Homi K. Bhabha, April 30th, 2013

An opportunity for undergraduates from Columbia and other regional universities to meet and talk with Professor Bhabha.  Please bring college ID: no registration necessary. The breakfast will be from 8:30-9:30 am, in room 918 of the International Affairs Building.

 

   
     
 

April 29, 2013, 6:00PM-7:30PM, 1501 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St), Columbia University

"Carbon Pricing"

A dicussion with James Hansen (Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University) and Claude Henry (Professor at Sciences Po Paris and the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University).

"Some countries do it seriously and are prosperous -- What about yours?"

Klaus Lackner will chair the event.

James Hansen is an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. He served as the head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, a part of the Goddard Space Flight Center, from 1981 to 2013. Hansen is best known for his research in the field of climatology, his testimony on climate change to congressional committees in 1988 that helped raise broad awareness of global warming, and his advocacy of action to avoid dangerous climate change. In recent years, Hansen has become an activist for action to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Claude Henry is a physicist (quantum mechanics) turned economist. He has taught public economics and environment economics at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at Lausanne University and he has written articles and books on these subjects. As a Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor, he is currently teaching a course called "Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Goals", offered in collaboration with the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Klaus Lackner is the Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University and the director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at the Earth Institute. Lackner pioneered the concept of carbon dioxide air capture as a means for climate change mitigation, i.e. abating emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

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Co-sponsored by the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, the Earth Institute, and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

 

 














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April 26, 2013, 9:00AM-6:45PM, 509 Knox Hall, Columbia University

"Phenomenology of Islamic Prayer"

A day-long conference led by Souleymane Bachir Diagne, acting director of the Institute of African Studies

How and why was the commandment of prayer established? What is its significance in connection with the Prophet’s Ascent (Mi’raj)? How should we comprehend the time of prayer as different from the serial time of our works and days? How should we understand also the different times of the five prayers?What interpretations for the very gestures accomplished during a prayer? These are some of the questions that will be raised.

For more information, please view the flyer.

Co-sponsored by the Institute for African Studies, the Partner University Fund, the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, the Middle East Institute, the Department of French and Romance Philology, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, the Maison Francaise, the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, the British Council, and the Alliance Program.

 

   
     
 

April 26, 2013, 12:00PM-1:30PM, 1219 International Affairs (420 W 118th St), Columbia University

"Alexander I: The Tsar Who Defeated Napoleon"

A book launch with Marie Pierre Rey (Slavic Research Center, Panthéon-Sorbonne University)

Marie Pierre Rey will present her book Alexander I: The Tsar Who Defeated Napoleon, in the new English translation which was released in November 2012. Richard Wortman will act as a discussant.

Marie Pierre Rey is a professor of Russian and Soviet History at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, where she is also the director of the Slavic Research Center. She has authored various books in her field, of which her most recent is L’effroyable tragédie, une nouvelle histoire de la campagne de Russie.

Richard Wortman is a Bryce Professor Emeritus of European Legal History at Columbia University's Department of History. He specializes in the history of imperial Russia. He received his B.A. from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He taught at the University of Chicago from 1963 to 1977, and Princeton from 1977 to 1988, before coming to Columbia.

Co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute.

 

   
     
 

April 25, 2013, Institute of International Education, New York

"Teaching Higher Education Policies today: How to articulate global challenges, local responses, best policy practices and academic analyses"

A presentation by Alessia Lefébure (Director of the Alliance Program and Adjunct Professor, SIPA, Columbia University) at the Global Higher Education Salon Inaugural meeting

 

   
     
 

April 22, 2013, 2:00PM, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
Amphitheatre Gay Lussac [directions]

"Earthquake Scientists and their Convictions"

with John Mutter (Columbia University, Alliance Visiting Professor at Ecole Polytechnique)

The L’Aquila earthquake struck at 3:32 am April 6, 2009, 309 people died, many asleep in their homes. In the weeks before there had been more over 300 tremors, some quite large. Shorty before the quake the head of the Italian Government’s Major Risks Commission, Dr. Bernardo De Bernardinis, reportedly told news media: “The scientific community tells me there is no danger because there is an ongoing discharge of energy.” Dr De Bernardinis and six seismologists from the Commission have been convicted of manslaughter, the fi rst seismologists ever convicted for failing to fulfill their responsibilities. What compelled Dr. Bernardo De Bernardinis to make his statement of assurance? Did he get the science wrong? What are the implications for scientists giving advice to the public? Are the “L’Aquila Seven” guilty of manslaughter? Should they even have been tried? Are scientists above the law?

John Mutter is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Department of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and an Alliance Visiting Professor for 2012-2013. His research focuses on the role of natural disasters in constraining development opportunities for poor and emerging societies. Meteorological extremes are expected to increase as a result of human-induced climate change, and his work attempts to assess who are most vulnerable to disasters such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina.

The flyer for the event is available here.

Co-sponsored by the Département de Mécanique and the Institut Coriolis pour l'Environnement at the Ecole Polytechnique.

 

   
     
 

April 17, 2013, 6:30PM, Consulate General of France, 934 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10021 (between 74th and 75th Streets)

Conference on the environment and on water policy

with Laurence Tubiana and Upmanu Lall

On March 22nd, the international community celebrated the world water day. On this occasion, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, recalled that “One in three people already lives in a country with moderate to high water stress, and by 2030 nearly half the global population could be facing water scarcity, with demand outstripping supply by 40 per cent”. Our two speakers will compare French and American policies addressing the scarcity of water worldwide.

Laurence Tubiana is founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. She follows and participates in the international negotiations on climate change, in which IDDRI is highly involved. She is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris.

As a Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, she is currently teaching "International Political Economics of Biodiversity", "Political Economics of Energy and Climate Policies", and "Global Governance for Sustainable Development" at Columbia University.

Upmanu Lall is the Alan & Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering at Columbia University as well as the Director of the Columbia Water Center at the Earth Institute. He is a leading expert on hydroclimatology, climate change adaptation, risk analysis and mitigation. His research has emphasized hydrology, water resource systems analysis, operations research and stochastic processes with applications to flood/drought risk and uncertainty assessment and the design and operation of water systems.

Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of France.

 

   
     
 

April 16, 2013, 6:30PM-8:00PM, Room 200 South Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University

"Governing Space in a Metropolitan Age"

A public lecture with Vincent Feltesse (President of the Bordeaux Urban Community, Bordeaux, France, Mayor of the City of Blanquefort, France, 2001-2012), introduced by Richard Plunz

In France like elsewhere, globalization in weakening the State has put territories on the frontline. This is especially true for the metropolis, the territory most open, most connected, and plugged in to the real world. Metropolises are the venue where innovation unfolds, and are engines for economic growth. Metropolises focus essential strategic inputs, such as creative economy, institutional headquarters, higher education, R&D, but also social struggles. Metropolis governance is thus a crucial issue. The "generalized urban setting," and the undefined delineation between city and countryside, have brought about the obsolescence of traditional political institutions, which are no longer able to respond to the challenges of governing metropolitan territories. New practices and new tools must therefore be reinvented. New paths must be found to an effective urban public action.

Vincent Feltesse, as a French Congressman and President of the Bordeaux Agglomeration, is one of the leading French politicians to think and innovate around metropolitan issues. He is the founder of "Les Metropolitaines," a think-tank that focuses on metropolisation processes. In 2012, he directed the web campaign for French President François Hollande.

Richard Plunz is the Director of the Urban Design Program and Co-Director of the Earth Institute Urban Design Lab.

The flyer for the event can be viewed here.

RSVP here.

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Urban Design Lab at Columbia University, and the Alliance Program at Columbia University, the Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and the Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

 

   
     
 

April 16, 2013, 12:00PM-1:30PM, Altschul Auditorium,
417 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

"Green Growth as a response to the European Crisis"

A discussion between Laurence Tubiana (IDDRI, Sciences Po Paris; SIPA, Columbia University), Jeffrey Sachs (Earth Institute, Columbia University), and Georges Papandreou (MP and Former Prime Minister of Greece; SIPA, Columbia University), chaired by Claude Henry (Sciences Po; Columbia University)

Participants:

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

George A. Papandreou is a Member of Parliament and Former Prime Minister of Greece, and a SIPA Global Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. An MP since 1981, he served in several government posts, as undersecretary of Culture and Minister of Education, before becoming Foreign Minister from 1999-2004.

Laurence Tubiana is the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), at Sciences Po Paris. She is also a Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where she is currently teaching "International Political Economics of Biodiversity", "Political Economics of Energy and Climate Policies", and "Global Governance for Sustainable Development".

Chair:

Claude Henry is a physicist (quantum mechanics) turned economist. He has taught public economics and environment economics at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at Lausanne University and he has written articles and books on these subjects. As a Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor, he is currently teaching a course called "Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Goals", offered in collaboration with the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Co-sponsored by the Earth Institute, the Blinken European Institute, and the Alliance Program at Columbia University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 

April 12-13, 2013, Columbia University

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development

Columbia University’s Sustainable Development Doctoral Society is pleased to announce the Third Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop in Sustainable Development (IPWSD), to be held at Columbia University in New York City. The workshop is open to graduate students working on or interested in issues relating to sustainable development and is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss research in an informal setting, as well as to meet and interact with researchers from other institutions.
For more information, please visit http://blogs.cuit.columbia.edu/sdds/schedule-events/ipwsd_2013/ .

To register for the IPWSD, please visit their website to obtain the registration form (available in .doc or .pdf) which should then be submitted to cu.sdds.ipwsd@gmail.com.

Participants may present a paper, serve as a discussant, or both. Please consult the Call for Papers for more information on how to apply. Applications to present are due by January 31, 2013.
All applicants will be notified of the final decision regarding their application by mid-February, 2013.

Travel awards for up to three Ph.D. students enrolled at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne University, or Sciences Po who have a paper accepted will also be awarded. All disciplines are accepted. Please consult this document for more information. Applications are due by March 1, 2013.

Hosted by Columbia University's Sustainable Development Doctoral Society.

Spring 2013, Columbia University

"Conversations with Sciences Po Faculty on Social Sciences"

A series of talks organized by the Alliance Program, co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Columbia University

April 9, 2013, 1:00PM-2:30PM, 1302 International Affairs Building Columbia University

"The Gamble of War: Is it Possible to Justify Preventive War?"

A book launch with Ariel Colonomos

Ariel Colonomos will be presenting his book, The Gamble of War: Is it Possible to Justify Preventive War?.

Michael Doyle will introduce the conference.


Ariel Colonomos holds degrees from the University of Paris-Dauphine (business and administration), the University of Paris X (philosophy) and a Ph.D. in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). He joined CERI in 1998. He is co-ordinator (with Laetitia Bucaille) of the “Monde” (International Issues) book series at the Presses de Sciences Po; a member of the editorial boards of International Political Sociology; a regular visiting scholar at Columbia University with the Institute of War and Peace; the author of several publications focusing on the ethics of the international relations of an explanatory and normative point of view, including a recent study on the preventive use of force and its justification. His new research project investigates the role of predictive ideas in international relations.

Michael Doyle is the Harold Brown Professor of U.S. Foreign and Security Policy, which is a three-fold appointment in the School of International and Public Affairs, the Department of Political Science, and the Law School. His research interests include international relations theory, international law, and international history; civil wars and international peace-building; and the United Nations.

Co-sponsored by the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies and the Center of Global Governance at Columbia Law School.

April 8, 2013, 12:00PM - 1:30PM, William and June Warren Hall, Room L104, Columbia University

"The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic"

A book launch with Patrick Weil (CNRS / Panthéon-Sorbonne University)

Roger Newman will act as a discussant.

It is about an unknown story: throughout the 20th century, more than 140,000 naturalized and native-born Americans were deprived of their citizenship. The Sovereign Citizen examines for the first time the mechanism, causes, and the conflicting enforcement of denaturalization. The conflict did not end without a harsh battle in the Supreme Court from 1942 til 1971 detailed in the book. The Court reversed the traditional definition of sovereignty rooted in the language of the Constitution and the 14th Amendment: in America, sovereignty belongs to the citizens themselves, not to the state.

Patrick Weil is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Professor Weil's work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and Church States law and policy. Among his most recent publications are How to be French? Nationality in the Making since 1789 (Duke University Press, 2008), "Why the French Laïcité is Liberal," Cardozo Law Review, June 2009, Vol. 30, Number 6, 2699-2714, and (with Son-Thierry Ly) "The Anti-racist Origins of the American Immigration Quota System," Social Research, Volume 77, Number 1 (Spring 2010), pp. 45-79.

Roger Newman taught Journalism, Law, and Society in the past. He is the author of "Hugo Black: A Biography" (1994; sec. edition, 1997), co-author of "Banned Films: Movies, Censors and the First Amendment" (1982) and editor-in-chief of "The Constitution and Its Amendments" (1999, 4 volumes), as well as editor of the "Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law" (2009). He has taught at Columbia University School of Journalism, New York University, and Hofstra Law School, and was Research Scholar at NYU Law School from 1985 to 2001.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Law School.



April 5, 2013, 9:00AM-4:00PM, Faculty House Garden Room 1, Columbia University

"Creating & Managing Dual Degree Programs"

An invitational workshop for AAU research universities

This one-day workshop will focus on the key issues of developing and managing joint and dual degree programs: identifying the best partner institutions, determining the added value of new programs, overcoming bureaucratic constraints and dealing with approval procedures, handling financial issues, and ensuring long-term sustainability.

This event will bring together institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education from various American, French, and German universities who will share each other's experiences with this important tool for globalizing our institutions.

Please click here to view the schedule.

 



April 1, 2013, 2:30PM-4:00PM, 1101 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

"Pre-play Certifiable Communication: Full Disclosure"

A seminar with Eduardo Perez, Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia University for 2012-2013

Suppose that a group of individuals are about to interact strategically with one another. Each of them holds private information that is relevant for the interaction that is about to take place. If these individuals are allowed to communicate with each other, when is it the case that each of them fully reveals her private information to all the others? We provide answers to this question under the assumption that individuals communicate by exchanging evidence. Our results allow us to answer questions such as: when is it the case that experts will communicate all their information to policy makers, or can we expect actual information to be exchanged during parliamentary debates.

Eduardo Perez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique. He specializes in Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Information Economics, and Political Economics. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Ecole Polytechnique (X99) in Paris and earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. He is an Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia University and is teaching a class on Game Theory in the Department of Economics during the 2013 Spring Semester.

The article being presented, "Pre-play Certifiable Communication: Full Disclosure", was co-written with Jeanne Hagenbach (Ecole Polytechnique and CNRS) and Frederic Koessler (Paris School of Economics and CNRS).

Organized as part of the Economic Theory Workshop Spring 2013 at the Columbia Business School.

 



March 29, 2013, 10:00AM-11:30AM, 408 Lewisohn Hall, Columbia University

Information Session on Alliance Program Opportunities in Paris

An information session for undergraduate students at Columbia

Many dual degrees, joint programs and internships are available at both undergraduate and graduate levels between Columbia University and three prestigious French institutions, all located in Paris: Sciences Po, Ecole Polytechnique, and Pantheon-Sorbonne University.

The Alliance Program offers a wide range of programs for a very broad selection of majors including: Political Science, International Affairs, Art History, Law, African Studies, Visual Arts, and many Engineering disciplines. Please visit the Education page for more information.

Cookies and refreshments will be provided.

 



March 10-15, 2013, Columbia University

Francis Verillaud and Henri Bergeron at Columbia University

Francis Verillaud is the Vice President of Sciences Po and Director of International Affairs at Sciences Po.

Henri Bergeron is a research fellow at the CSO and the Scientific Coordinator of the Health Chair at Sciences Po. He conducts research on healthcare and public health policies and changes in medical practice through the study of various subjects, at both European and national levels: illegal drugs, alcohol, obesity, medical research, and public health.

He was the recipient of the 2009 Alliance Joint Research Grant with Constance Nathanson (Columbia University) for the project "Disaster and Innovation in Organizations: Reinventing Public Health in France."

 

March 8, 2013, 1:00 PM-2:00PM, Room 501 International Affairs Building , Columbia University

Lunch for students from Columbia and Sciences Po Dual Degree and Joint Programs

A reunion for students from our transatlantic exchange programs with Sciences Po

RSVP by emailing alliance.program.newsletter@gmail.com.

 



March 1, 2013, 2:45PM-4:45PM, Room A24, 27 Rue Saint-Guillaume, Sciences Po

"Climate Change Hotspots Mapping and Potential Resettlement Needs"

A conference with Alexander de Sherbinin presented as part of the 2013-2014 Alliance Joint Project "Developing a Research Agenda for Climate Change Resettlement"

In the past five years there has been a proliferation of efforts to map climate change "hotspots" – regions that are particularly vulnerable to current or future climate impacts. While some are academic exercises, many are produced with the goal of drawing policy maker attention to regions that are particularly susceptible to climate impacts, either to mitigate the risk of humanitarian crises or conflicts or to target adaptation assistance. Hotspots mapping efforts address a range of issues and sectors such as vulnerable populations, humanitarian crises, conflict, agriculture and food security, and water resources. This paper reviews hotspots mapping efforts, identifying regions that are frequently labeled as hotspots of climate impacts, and critically evaluating hotspots mapping efforts in terms of goals, methodologies and design. It then turns to a consideration of potential resettlement needs by considering a number of regions that are expected to be particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts.

Alexander de Sherbinin is a Senior Staff Associate for Research at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), an environmental data and analysis center within The Earth Institute at Columbia University specializing in the human aspects of global environmental change.



March 2013, Columbia University

Astrid Von Busekist at Columbia University

Astrid Von Busekist Prof. dr. Astrid von Busekist is specialized in national studies and is a member of the CERI Transversal Project 'Beliefs and Practices of Democracy'. At Sciences PO Von Busekist teaches 'Identities, cultures, nations' and 'Comparative politics of nationalism'.

Von Busekist received her Ph.D. and Professeur agrégé in political science. Among her previous positions include: lecturer at Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Lille (1997-1999); professor at the University of Nice (1999-2001); associated researcher at Université Libre of Brussels and Chair of European Sociology (2001-2002). Since 2001 she is a full Professor at Sciences Po, she is the Head of the Research Master’s in Comparative Politics and Academic Dean of Political Science at the Ecole Doctorale de Sciences Po.

For more information, please click here.

February 21-22, 2013, Columbia University

Workshop on Developing a Research Agenda for Climate Change Resettlement

The purpose of this workshop is to develop a research proposal that builds on the recommendations of a Science Policy article. The focus of the proposal development will be on research related to resettlement, i.e., the displacement of populations initiated by governments, also known as planned relocation.

The event is being held as part of the Alliance Joint Research Project undertaken by Alexander de Sherbinin (Columbia University), Michael Gerrard (Columbia University), and Francois Gemenne (Sciences Po).

February 19, 6:00PM-7:30PM, 2013, East Gallery, Buell Hall (Maison Française), Columbia University

"Résidence privée. Défense d'entrer / Private Property. No trespassing"

Gated communities in Paris and in Los Angeles, a comparative perspective on trends, production and local consequences.

A conference with Renaud Le Goix

The control of residential areas varies in function of the local context. Even when the objective is the same, for example, finding peace and quiet in one’s neighborhood, various tools are required depending on the nature of municipal powers, the structure of real estate. Whatever the context and the local history, local actors, residents’ strategies, public bodies of governments and entrepreneurs find ways of meeting what is deemed to be a continuous demand for local control, which can then be met either by means of private urban governance or by a local body of the public government, depending on institutional and social exclusion patterns.

Renaud Le Goix is an Associate Professor of Human Geography at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University (since 2004) and a member of the Géographie-cités 8504 research center (since 1999). He received a Ph.D. in Geography from Université Paris 1 (2003).



February 11-17, March 4-17, and April 1-26, 2013, Columbia University

Laurence Tubiana at Columbia University

Laurence Tubiana is founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. She follows and participates in the international negotiations on climate change, in which IDDRI is highly involved. She is also professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris. Laurence Tubiana studied at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and holds a PhD in economics.

She is teaching a course called "Political Economy of Energy and Climate Change Policies", offered in collaboration with the Scool of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

 



February 4th, 2013, 8:00AM-9:00AM, Alice International Cafe (6th Floor of the Columbia University SIPA Building, 420 West 118th Street), Columbia University

Alliance Program Breakfast

The Alliance Team needs your help:

In the coming weeks, we will be producing a short video about the Alliance Program. The Alliance team and the producer of the video would like to gather testimonials from current and former students of Alliance Joint Programs and Dual Degrees.

Please join us for a breakfast event with coffee and croissants to share your experiences regarding the personal and professional benefits of participating in Alliance Program.

To RSVP for the event, please visit this page.



February 2013, Columbia University

Ariel Colonomos at Columbia University

Ariel Colonomos holds degrees from the University of Paris-Dauphine (business and administration), the University of Paris X (philosophy) and a Ph.D. in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). He joined CERI in 1998. He is co-ordinator (with Laetitia Bucaille) of the “Monde” (International Issues) book series at the Presses de Sciences Po; a member of the editorial boards of International Political Sociology; a regular visiting scholar at Columbia University with the Institute of War and Peace; the author of several publications focusing on the ethics of the international relations of an explanatory and normative point of view, including a recent study on the preventive use of force and its justification. His new research project investigates the role of predictive ideas in international relations.

 



January 29, 2013, 5:00PM-6:30PM, East Gallery, Buell Hall (Maison Française), Columbia University

"Mali: French War, African Peace?"

A discussion with Gregory Mann and Roland Marchal

Mali's collapse and France's recent military intervention in its former colony took many observers by surprise. Does the latest French adventure in Africa open a new chapter in French-African relations, or is it the same old story of FrançAfrique? How can Malians and their neighbors find a way forward, and what role can France play?

Gregory Mann is Associate Professor of History at Columbia and a specialist of Francophone West Africa.

Roland Marchal is a senior research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). His research focuses on armed conflicts and power politics in Africa.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, the Alliance Program and the Institute of African Studies



January 29, 2013, 4:10PM, 716 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University

"Are Moral Reasons Response-Dependent?"

A conference with Laurent Jaffro

The analogy between colors and values, drawn by Hume in a subjectivist manner, has been applied in the opposite direction by moral realists who claim that 'desirability' is a quality to which agents are sensible under ideal conditions. The paper sets out objections to Michael Smith's view that moral reasons are response-dependent and that they constitute the kind of reasons which would motivate ideal agents.

Laurent Jaffro is the Director of the Department of Philosophy and a Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, where he is also a member of the Philosophies contemporaines research center. His main areas of research are moral theory and history of moral philosophy, skepticism and common sense, and history of British philosophy.
For more information, please visit http://www.jaffro.net/

Akeel Bilgrami will act as a discussant.

Co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department Colloquium Series at Columbia University.



January 28-30, 2013, Columbia University

Laurent Jaffro at Columbia University

Laurent Jaffro is the Director of the Department of Philosophy and a Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, where he is also a member of the Philosophies contemporaines research center. His main areas of research are moral theory and history of moral philosophy, skepticism and common sense, and history of British philosophy.

For more information, please visit jaffro.net.

 



January 15, 2013, Columbia University

Think-tank at Columbia University: "OBA III: Black is Beautiful"

OBA III: Black Is Beautiful is a multi-disciplinary project that is taking place over a period of 18 months from September 2012 to February 2014 in the cities of Paris, New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, and Dallas–Fort Worth. It will conclude with a symposium and an exhibition showcasing artworks made during all three parts of OBA.

Conceived by artist Monte Laster and French not-for-profit organization FACE (French American Creative Exchange), the project Our Better Angels (OBA) aims to examine and communicate the dynamic interaction of French and African-American cultures. It connects artists, cultural organizations, and the French and American publics in an analysis and celebration of African-American creativity.

The next Think Tank will take place in New York on January 15, 2013. It will be a building block of the project and initiate its bi-continental exchange and research programs. The conversation will be video-conferenced live with members in France in collaboration with Science-Po, the participants from OBA I and the Lycée Jacques Brel (High School) at Monte Laster's studio in La Courneuve, France.

For pictures of the event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.150736488412788.35855.115818788571225&type=1&l=06f720658c

 



January 14-15, 2013, Columbia University

Claude Basdevant, Eric Godelier, and Alexandre Stegner from the Ecole Polytechnique's new Energy and Environment Initiative at Columbia University

Claude Basdevant is a Research Fellow at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory Mechanics and director of the Master of Environmental Mechanics & Physics.

For more information on Claude Basdevant, please visit http://www.math.univ-paris13.fr/~basdevan/

Eric Godelier is the president of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ecole Polytechnique.

For more information on Eric Godelier, please visit http://crg.polytechnique.fr/home/godelier/FR

Alexandre Stegner is a Research Fellow at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory Mechanics.

 



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December 19, 2012, 4:00PM - 6:00PM, International Affairs Building, Room 1219, Columbia University

A public lecture by Eric Strobl: The impact of Typhoons on Chinese Local Economic Activity: a View from Outer Space

Professor John Mutter will act as a discussant and moderate the Q&A session.

Eric Strobl holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Dublin, Trinity College (1997). He is currently an Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Paris and External Professor at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies. Before joining Ecole Polytechnique he held research posts at University College Dublin and CORE, and lecturing posts at the University of the West Indies, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Universite de Paris X.

His main research interests are in applied labour economics, in particular related to developing countries, foreign direct investment, and economic geography. He has published and has forthcoming a number of papers in international journals, including The Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Economics and Politics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economics Letters, Review of Economics and Statistics, International Journal of Industrial Organisation, Journal of Urban Economics, and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

For more information, please visit http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/personnel/photos/index_html?key=1172

John Mutter is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Department of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and an Alliance Visiting Professor for 2012-2013. His research focuses on the role of natural disasters in constraining development opportunities for poor and emerging societies. Meteorological extremes are expected to increase as a result of human-induced climate change, and his work attempts to assess who are most vulnerable to disasters such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina.
For more information, please visit http://www.sipa.columbia.edu/academics/directory/jcm7-fac.html

Co-sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs, the PhD in Sustainable Development Program and the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

 



December 18-19, 2012, Columbia University

Eric Strobl at Columbia University

Eric Strobl holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Dublin, Trinity College (1997). He is currently an Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Paris and External Professor at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies. Before joining Ecole Polytechnique he held research posts at University College Dublin and CORE, and lecturing posts at the University of the West Indies, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Universite de Paris X.

His main research interests are in applied labour economics, in particular related to developing countries, foreign direct investment, and economic geography. He has published and has forthcoming a number of papers in international journals, including The Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Economics and Politics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economics Letters, Review of Economics and Statistics, International Journal of Industrial Organisation, Journal of Urban Economics, and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

For more information, please visit http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/personnel/photos/index_html?key=1172

 



December 13, 2012, 4:30PM-5:30PM, Mudd Building Room 627, Columbia University

Information session about the Alliance Research Internship Program at the Ecole Polytechnique

Research Internship between the Ecole Polytechnique and Columbia University in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, or Computer Science. Open to advanced undergraduate students, Master and PhD students from Columbia wishing to spend 3 to 6 months at one of the Ecole Polytechnique laboratories.
> Detailed information
> Research topics
> List of the 22 research laboratories at Ecole Polytechnique [PDF]
> Applications forms

The call for applications for 2013 is now open.
Applications as well as recommendation letters should be sent directly to Lauranne Bardin, Assistant Director, Alliance Program at : lb2808@columbia.edu before January 8th, 2013.







December 12, 2012, 5:00PM-6:30PM, CERI, 56 rue Jacob, Salle du Conseil (4th floor), 75006 Paris, Sciences Po

Thesis project presentation by Justine Guichard: The Judicial Politics of national Security: A Case Study of the Constitutional Court of Korea in comparative perspective

This doctoral thesis presentation is part of the CERI 2012-2013 doctoral seminar series on China, chaired by Françoise Mengin and Jean-Louis Rocca.

Justine Guichard is a graduate from Sciences Po's Resarch Master's Degree in Comparative Asian Politics, and from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO). She researches in Political Science within the Alliance Dual PhD Program at Sciences Po and Columbia University.



December 10, 2012, 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Amphitheatre Jean Moulin, 13 rue de l'Universite, Paris, Science Po

Annual Conference on Journalism New Practices

Participants:

Mark Hansen, Director, David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation; and Professor of Journalism, Columbia University

Emily Bell, Professor of Professional Practice; Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University

 

Program:

Introduction

Featuring Bruno Patino, Director of the School of Journalism, Sciences Po

Editorial contents for mobile

Featuring Julia Beizer, Editor of mobile projects at the Washington Post

Instantaneous video is the new Twitter for information

Featuring Michael Downing, President of Tout.com

Animated Gifs, a new form for storytelling

Featuring Scott Lamb, Editorial Director of Buzzfeed

Keynote conversation : How Buzzfeed is revolutionizing digital journalism

Discussion between Scott Lamb, Editorial Director of Buzzfeed, and Emily Bell, Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University

Viability in born-digital news enterprises

Featuring Andrew Gruen, former journalist at CNet, BBC, and Ohmynews, researcher at Northwestern University and Cambridge University

Is entrepreneurial journalism the future of journalism?

Featuring Stéphane Distinguin, President of faberNovel

Looking for journalism among Big Data

Featuring Mark Hansen, Professeur of Statistics, Director of Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University

Top-trends in digital journalism

With Joshua Benton, Director of Nieman Lab

and more...

To register, please click here

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December 5, 2012, 9:30am - 5:00pm, The Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (South of 118th Street), New York, NY 10027

The Future of the Western Liberal Order: The Case of Italy

A conference of the Transatlantic Academy and the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University

With his November, 2011, resignation as Italy’s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi made a formal, if not entirely complete, exit after dominating Italian politics since 1994. One year on, can the style and culture he brought to government over the past 15 years be said to have exited with him? Berlusconi oversaw a period in which Italy’s democratic procedures, already historically weak, saw marked deterioration. The country’s internal polarization, populist politics, culture of clientelism, structural economic weaknesses and regional imbalances and manipulation of the media, were all exacerbated under the Prime Minister. In the post-Berlusconi era, how are Italy’s structural problems being addressed, and what major challenges remain? To what extent is the Italian experience limited to Italy, and to what degree is this one case in a larger complex of issues and trends being confronted by other western democracies?

Participants and discussion topics:

Welcoming remarks

David Freedberg, Director of the Italian Academy and Pierre Matisse Professor of History of Art, Columbia University
Stephen Szabo, Executive Director, The Transatlantic Academy

The Berlusconi Legacy: How has Italy Changed and What Remains?

Bill Emmott, Former Editor of The Economist and Author of “Good Italy, Bad Italy”
James Newell, University of Salford, UK
Maurizio Molinari, U.S. Correspondent for La Stampa
Charles Sabel, Columbia Law School
Gianfranco Pasquino, Transatlantic Academy, Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center and the University of Bologna
Alexander Stille, Columbia University, Alliance Visiting Professor at Sciences Po 2013-2014

Italy in a Comparative Perspective: Leaders, Institutions, the Media and Populism

Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University, Alliance Visiting Professor at Sciences Po 2012-2013
Paolo Mancini, University of Perugia
Karin Deutsch Karlekar, Project Director, Freedom of the Press, Freedom House
Gábor Halmai, Transatlantic Academy and Princeton University
Jan-Werner Müller, Princeton University

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to ks2822@columbia.edu.

Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program, the Transatlantic Academy, and the Italian Academy

 

 

 

 



December 4, 2012, 6:30PM, Consulate General of France, 934 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10021 (btw. 74th and 75th Streets)

Integration models and migratory policies in the US and in France

Both the United States and France are lands of immigration. However, the two countries have developed different relations with their immigrants’ communities. Given the political, economic and social challenges at stake, the two speakers will share a cross-analysis of the different integration models and migration policies enforced in France and the United States.

Muzaffar Chishti, a lawyer, is the director of Migration Policy Institute’s office at New York University School of Law. His work focuses on US immigration policy, the intersection of labor and immigration law, civil liberties, and immigrant integration. Prior to joining MPI, Mr. Chishti was Director of the Immigration Project of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial & Textile Employees (UNITE). Mr. Chishti serves on the board of directors of the National Immigration Law Center, the New York Immigration Coalition, and the Asian American Federation. He has served as Chair of the board of directors of the National Immigration Forum, and as a member of the American Bar Association’s Coordinating Committee on Immigration.Mr. Chishti has authored many articles and testified extensively on immigration policy issues before various Congressional committees. He was educated at St. Stephen's College, Delhi; the University of Delhi; Cornell Law School; and the Columbia School of International Affairs.

Professor Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia, educated at Sciences Po (Ph.D., HDR), is Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University (New Jersey). She is also Senior Researcher affiliated to the Center for Political Research at Sciences Po Paris. Her research focuses on immigration, discrimination and security issues. She has taught at universities in France (Paris III-Sorbonne, the Columbia University and the University of Chicago Programs in Paris) and in the US (New York University, University of Pittsburgh). She published seven books and co-edited two books with Simon Reich entitled Immigration, Integration and Security: America and Europe in Comparative Perspective (2008) and Managing Ethnic Diversity After 9/11: Internal Security and Civil Liberties in Transatlantic Perspective (2010). Her last two recently published books are entitled Les Frontieres du Racisme (Presses de Sciences Po, 2011) and Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe (Cornell University Press, 2012).

If you are not able to attend, you can follow the conference on Twitter: @ConsulFranceNYC

Please rsvp at rsvp.new-york-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

This conference is cosponsored by Alliance Program at Columbia University

 


November 30, 2012, 9:30am - 4:30pm, International Affairs Building 402 B, Columbia University

Deconstructing and Reconstructing "Mother": Regulating Motherhood in International and Comparative Perspective

The Workshop on Deconstructing and Reconstructing ‘Mother’ explores ways in which, in different political and cultural contexts, definitions of motherhood are being challenged by the concomitant development of assisted reproductive technologies, globalized markets in reproductive services, gender neutralizing norms regarding parenthood, and the transnationalization of everyday life. The Workshop will provide a forum for interdisciplinary and comparative analysis.

Participants:

Wendy Chavkin
Yasmine Ergas
Ellen Chesler
Genevieve Fraisse
Suzanne Goldberg
Anne Higonnet
Helma Lutz
Jane Jenson
Alice Kessler-Harris
Robert Klitzman
Sonya Michel
Nara Milanich
Darren Rosenblum
Carol Sanger
Judith Shulevitz

Co-sponsored by the Alliance Program, the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Institute for Research on Woman Gender, Insitute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), Presage, and Gender Policy Working Group at SIPA



November 29, 2012, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Knox Hall 207, Columbia University

Citizenship and Consent: A Conversation between Genevieve Fraisse and Etienne Balibar

As concepts of citizenship are challenged not only by processes of globalization but also by renewed demands of recognition and rights, do our understandings of consent as an essential underpinning of democratic societies demand rethinking?

Etienne Balibar is currently a Visiting Professor with the Department of French and Romance Philology at Columbia University. He serves as Professor Emeritus of moral and political philosophy at Université de Paris X - Nanterre and Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Some of his recent publications include Europe, Constitution, Frontière (2005); L´Europe, l´Amérique, la Guerre. Réflexions sur la mediation européenne (2003); and Politics and the Other Scene (2002).

Genevieve Fraisse is a preeminent French feminist philosopher serving as Research Director at the National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris, France. She is the author of numerous publications, notably, "La Fabrique du féminisme, Textes et entretiens" (Le Passager clandestin, 2012); "A côté du genre, sexe et philosophie de l'égalité" (Le Bord de l'eau, 2010); and "Du Consentement" (Seuil, 2007).

Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Institute of African Studies, with the Maison Française, the Department of English and Comparative Literature, and the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life.



November 28th to December 3rd, 2012, Columbia University

Genevieve Fraisse at Columbia University

Genevieve Fraisse is a Philosopher and the Research director at the National Centre for Scientific Research.

Author of numerous books, her work focuses on the history of the battle of the sexes from an epistemological and political viewpoint. Geneviève Fraisse has been an interministerial delegate on women's rights from 1997 to 1998 and a Member of European Parliament from 1999 to 2004, as an independent member of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left. She took the initiative of two parliamentary agendas, one on the performing arts, the other on women and sport. Since 2004, Geneviève Fraisse has also been a producer at France Culture (Europe ideas).

Geneviève Fraisse joined the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in 1983. She helped create the International College of Philosophy (1984). She was Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in 1990. A doctor, she has been director of research at CNRS since 1997 and visiting professor at Rutgers University (USA, 2000–2002). She was also president of the Scientific Committee of the Institut Emilie du Châtelet from 2006 to 2010.

For more information, please visit http://www.programme-presage.com/professeur/fiche/genevieve-fraisse.html

 



November 26th to November 27th, 2012, Columbia University

Marie Emmanuelle Pommerolle at the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University

Marie Emmanuelle Pommerolle is a Professor of Political Science at Université Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne and a member of the CESSP.

Her main research themes are centered around collective mobilization in an authoritarian context, collective action in Africa, and how democratic reforms are carried on the African continent. Most of her work focuses on Kenya and Cameroon. Between 2006 and 2009, she taught at Université des Antilles et de la Guyane. Since September 2009, she has been the co-editor in chief of the magazine Politique Africaine.

For more information, please visit http://www.univ-paris1.fr/centres-de-recherche/crps/membres/chercheurs-et-enseignants-chercheurs-titulaires/pommerolle-marie-emmanuelle/

 

 


November 14, 2012, 6:00PM - 8:00PM, Maison Française (Buell Hall), Columbia University

Algeria, History and Historiography, 1962-2012

A roundtable marking the 50-year anniversary of Algerian independence.

Roundtable participants:

Daho Djerbal, Professor of Modern History, University of Algiers-Bouzareah, Algeria, and editor of Naqd, Revue d’études et de critique sociale

Patricia Lorcin,  Professor of History, University of Minnesota

Todd Shepard,  Associate Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University

Emmanuelle Saada, Associate Professor of French and History, Columbia

Noureddine Amara, Alliance Doctoral Mobility Fellow, Université de Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne

Co-sponsored by Alliance Program



November 9th & 12th, 2012, Columbia University

Paul Girard at Columbia University

Paul Girard is an Information Technology engineer specialized into driving collaborations between technology and non-technical domains.

He graduated from the cultural industry engineering specialisation in Université de Technologie de Compiègne in 2004 where he studied the relationships between digital technologies and society and the mechanisms of collaborations. He worked in the research laboratories federation CITU (Paris 1 and Paris 8 universities) from 2005 to 2009 where he participated to research and creation projects, collaborations between artists and engineers working with interactivity, digital pictures, virtual and augmented reality. He joines the médialab laboratory in Sciences Po at its foundation in spring 2009, as the digital manager of this digital research laboratory dedicated to foster the use of digital methods and tools in Social Sciences. Since then he assures the technical direction of the many research projects as collaborations between social sciences, knowledge engineering and information design. His present research fields are digital methods for social sciences, exploratory data analysis and enhanced publication though digital story telling.

For more information, please visit http://www.medialab.sciences-po.fr/en/team-en/paul-girard-en/.



November 2, 2012, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, Yale University

Pakistan: Politics at the Crossroads

Over simplified images are projecting Pakistan as a failed state in the grasp of the military/mollah combine and torn in ethnic strifes. Certainly, the Baluch «problem» and the impact of sectarianism cannot be underestimated. But the resilience of the rule of law and some strategic shift by the army should not be ignored. The coming elections may allow Imran Khan to project himself as an alternative to the «establishment» parties - but that may not make any difference if the army remains in power (without taking the risk of a coup), with the blessing of the US. Behind this stabilised façade of pseudo-democracy, the national unity is under attack. Peripheral regions like the FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistani Kashmir have either de facto seceded or remain in the premises of the state in a subjugated position. The country’s socio-cultural fabric is also strained because of the growing assertiveness of the islamists - a multi-faceted group - at the expense of the minorities, including the Ahmadiyas.

Participants:

Mariam Mufti (University of Oklahoma)

Michael Semple (Harvard Kennedy School)

Laurent Gayer (CSH/CNRS, New Delhi/Paris)

Christophe Jaffrelot (Sciences Po/Yale)

Mariam Abou Zahab (INALCO, Paris)

Alexander Evans (Yale University)

Shafqat Hussain (Trinity College)

Amelie Blom (Sciences Po/EHESS)

Sadia Saeed (Yale University)

K. Sivaramakrishnan (Yale University)

Sponsored by the South Asian Studies Council and the Alliance Program at Columbia University, École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. www.yale.edu/macmillan/southasia.



November 1, 2012, 4:00PM - 6:00PM, Knox Hall, Columbia University

Book Launch with Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurent Gayer: Muslims in Indian Cities: Trajectories of Marginalisation

Christophe Jaffrelot is a Senior Research Fellow at the CNRS. His main areas of interest are the theories of nationalism and democracy, the mobilization of the lower castes and Dalits in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan. He holds degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP), the University of Paris I-Sorbonne, the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) and a Ph.D. in political science.
He joined the CNRS in 1991, was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal in 1993, and became a senior research fellow in 2002. He served as director of CERI from 2000 to 2008. Jaffrelot directs four book series published by Fayard, Autrement, Hurst and Palgrave, where he was formerly editor-in-chief (1998-2003) and currently the director of Critique internationale, and a member of the steering committee of Aspen France and of the scientific councils of Südasien Institut, Heidelberg and IUED, Geneva. He chairs the Asia Group at the DGCID of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Among his other publications are Untouchability: Analysing and Fighting Caste (New York/Columbia University Press; London/Hurst; New Delhi/Permanent Black, 2004), the co-edited India's Silent Revolution - The Rise of the Low Castes in North India (New York/Columbia University Press; London/Hurst; New Delhi/Permanent Black, 2003), and The BJP and the Compulsions of Politics in India (Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2001).
For more information, please visit http://www.ceri-sciencespo.com/cherlist/jaffrelot.php.

Laurent Gayer is a research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), currently posted at the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) in New Delhi. He is also research associate at the Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud in Paris. Laurent Gayer was the coordinator of the International Relations research programme of CSH between 2006 and 2008, before joining CNRS (CURAPP, Amiens). He has been affected by CNRS at CSH since October 2009. He is also a research associate at the Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS) and a member of the scientific board of the online academic journal SAMAJ. He recently published a special issue of SAMAJ, coedited with I.Therwath, "Modern Achievers: Role Models in South Asia".

Karen Barkey, a Professor of Sociology and History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Sociology at Columbia University, will chair the talk.

Anupama Rao, Associate Professor at the Department of History at Barnard, will act as a discussant.

To register, please click here.

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October 25-26, 2012, 56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris, CERI-Sciences Po

U.S. 2012 Presidential Elections – GMF/CERI International Symposium

The panels discussion will focus both on domestic issues, including the likely determinants of the vote, the battle-ground states and the challenges faced by the candidates with the current economic crisis and on foreign affairs, with an analysis of the foreign policy debates that took place during the presidential campaign and the likely foreign policy that the next President will have to face.

Gregory Wawro, a professor of Political Science at Columbia University, will be on a panel discussing the topic "Is the U.S Political System Broken?". Prof. Wawro specializes in American politics (including Congress, elections, campaign finance, and political economy) and political methodology.

Denis Lacorne is a political scientist and Research Director at the CERI, where he started in 1982, after spending twelve years in the United States and two in Canada. He specializes in American political history.

More information about the event and other speakers will be posted shortly.



October 22, 2012, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, International Affairs Building, Room 1501, Columbia University

A conversation with H.E. François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States, on the current and future state of the Euro-American relations in times of crisis

François Delattre was appointed Ambassador of France to the United States in February 2011 after serving as Ambassador of France to Canada (2008-2011), Consul General in New York (2004-2008) and Press and Communications Director at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. (1998-2002). For more information, please visit http://ambafrance-us.org/spip.php?article2155

Opening Remarks by Roxie Smith, Vice-Provost.

Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics will moderate the discussion.

In the presence of Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy and of all Alliance Program students and visiting professors.

Conclusive Remarks by Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History Nicholas B. Dirks.

Refreshments will be served after the conference.

Seats are limited. More information on http://www.worldleaders.columbia.edu.

To register, please click here or contact Lauranne BARDIN at lb2808@columbia.edu.

Co-sponsored by the World Leaders Forum, SIPA, the Earth Institute, and the Maison Française.

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October 19, 2012, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Maison Francaise, Buell Hall, Columbia University

A lecture with Richard Banégas : “Post-conflict” politics: Democratic Reconstruction and Political Violence in Côte d’Ivoire

Richard Banégas is professor of Political Science at Sciences Po specializing in the study of West Africa and the African Great Lakes region. He holds an MA from the IEP Bordeaux (1991), a PhD from Sciences Po Paris (1998) and the habilitation to supervise doctoral research (HDR) from the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne (2006), where he was the Head of the African studies Master’s program for about 15 years and still codirects the Joint African Studies program with Columbia University.

A member of the International African Institute (London) and of the editorial board of the journal Politique africaine, he directs the Les Afriques book series at Karthala Publishers and is president of the Association des chercheurs de Politique africaine (ACPA). In addition to his research and teaching activities, he is the permanent consultant on Africa for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Policy Planning Unit.

His previous key research concentrated on democratization processes in Benin and Uganda and his current projects explore the issues of citizenship, violence and mobilization of the youth in West Africa, with a special focus on the Ivory Coast. His interests also include the topics of war, crisis resolution and post-conflict reconstruction.

Etienne Smith, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Columbia University Committee on Global Thought will moderate the discussion.

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October 19, 2012, 10:00AM - 12:00 PM, CSO 19 rue Amélie, 75007 Paris

A seminar with David Stark: Peripheral Vision: cognitive networks in financial markets

David Stark is Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Columbia University where he directs the Center on Organizational Innovation. His most recent book, The Sense of Dissonance: Accounts of Worth in Economic Life, was published by Princeton University Press in 2009.  Stark studies how organizations and their members search for what is valuable.  Dissonance – disagreement about the principles of worth – can lead to discovery.  To study the organizational basis for innovation, he has carried out ethnographic field research in Hungarian factories before and after 1989, in new media start-ups in Manhattan before and after the dot.com crash, and in a World Financial Center trading room before and after the attack on September 11th.

For more information, please visit the CSO website at http://www.cso.edu/fiche_actu.asp?actu_id=1170.

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Italian Academy, Columbia University

EDF-Alliance Executive Workshop 2012

The program for this event, hosted by the Alliance Program, features an exceptional array of talks by world-renowned professionals and academics. Leading experts in the fields of Economics, Environmental Law, Engineering, Sociology, Political Sciences, Architecture, Climatology and Computer Science will discuss the most pressing issues in the contemporary global socio-economic landscape. Special emphasis will be given to the current affairs in the United States.

The program for this event has been designed for The Alliance Program by Dr. Marta Vicarelli, Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale University Climate and Energy Institute.

The website for the 2012 conference is available here.

Videos and a complete list of the topics covered in the 2011 workshop is available here.



October 10, 2012, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, International Affairs Building, Room 1501, Columbia University

A discussion with Gérard Araud, French Ambassador to the United Nations, on the current situation in Syria

Gérard Araud is the Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations since 2009. He served between 2006 and 2009 as the Director General for Political Affairs and Security, deputy Secretary General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was the president of the Security Council in February 2010, May 2011 and August 2012.

Opening Remarks by Robert C. Lieberman, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs.

Professor Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies History & MESAAS will moderate the discussion.

Seats are limited to Columbia Students.

To register, please click here

To see some photos of the event, please click here.

Co-sponsored by SIPA, UN Studies Program at SIPA, and the Middle East Institute.

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October 5, 2012, 12:00PM, Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB), Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Book Launch with Marie Mendras: Russian Politics: The Paradox of a Weak State

Marie Mendras is a political scientist in the field of Russian and post-Soviet studies. She is a research fellow with the CNRS and CERI, and a professor at Sciences Po University’s School of International Affairs in Paris. She is on the editorial board of journals Esprit (Paris) and Pro et Contra (Moscow) and is a member of the EU-Russia Centre in Brussels. At CERI, Marie Mendras conducts research on the Russian political system, elite behaviour and society. She runs the Observatoire de la Russie which organizes a seminar series and online publication of papers: Cahiers Russie - Russia Papers. For more information, please visit http://www.ceri-sciencespo.com/cherlist/mendras.php.

Kimberly Marten, Professor of Political Sciences at Barnard College and Acting Director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University will chair the talk and Stephen Holmes, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law will act as a discussant.

Co-sponsored with the Harriman Institute.

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September 28, 2012, 10:00AM-1:00PM, Columbia University, International Affairs Building 1512

Columbia University / Universite Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne Joint graduate workshop: The Third Atlantic Revolution: Hispanic America, 1810-1830

Presentations by Latin American historians from Columbia University and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Clément Thibaut, Université de Nantes, "Referencias norteamericanas y francesas en la revolución neogranadina (Colombia y Venezuela actuales)"

Geneviève Verdo, Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, "El imposible reparto del poder en el Río de la Plata"

Annick Lempérière, Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, "Los lugares del poder en la revolución chilena"

Comments by: Pablo Piccato, Director, Institute of Latin American Studies and Associate Professor at the Department of History, Columbia University and Jeremy Adelman,Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, Professor of History and Director of the Council for International Teaching and Research at Princeton University.

Presentations will be in Spanish.

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September 19 - 24, 2012, Columbia University

Professor Johanna Siméant at Columbia University

Johanna Siméant is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and a Professor of Political Science at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (CESSP-CNRS). She specializes in political sociology. Her main research themes relate to mobilizations, humanitarian action and the internationalization of activism, focusing in particular on the forms of protests and activism present in Mali. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Genèses and has been on the editorial board of the Revue Française de Science Politique (2001-2009), where she still contributes to the Book Review.

For more information, please visit http://www.univ-paris1.fr/centres-de-recherche/crps-centre-de-recherches-politiques-de-la-sorbonne-umr-8057/membres/chercheurs-et-enseignants-chercheurs-titulaires/simeant-johanna/.



September 30 - October 9, 2012, and October 28 - November 8, 2012, Columbia University

Professor Christophe Jaffrelot at Columbia University

Christophe Jaffrelot is a Senior Research Fellow at the CNRS. His main areas of interest are the theories of nationalism and democracy, the mobilization of the lower castes and Dalits in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan. He holds degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP), the University of Paris I-Sorbonne, the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) and a Ph.D. in political science.
He joined the CNRS in 1991, was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal in 1993, and became a senior research fellow in 2002. He served as director of CERI from 2000 to 2008. Jaffrelot directs four book series published by Fayard, Autrement, Hurst and Palgrave, where he was formerly editor-in-chief (1998-2003) and currently the director of Critique internationale, and a member of the steering committee of Aspen France and of the scientific councils of Südasien Institut, Heidelberg and IUED, Geneva. He chairs the Asia Group at the DGCID of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Among his other publications are Untouchability: Analysing and Fighting Caste (New York/Columbia University Press; London/Hurst; New Delhi/Permanent Black, 2004), the co-edited India's Silent Revolution - The Rise of the Low Castes in North India (New York/Columbia University Press; London/Hurst; New Delhi/Permanent Black, 2003), and The BJP and the Compulsions of Politics in India (Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2001).
For more information, please visit http://www.ceri-sciencespo.com/cherlist/jaffrelot.php.



September 28, 2012, 11:00AM-2:00PM, Columbia University

Beyond national history: State formation in transnational perspective (Alliance Joint Research Project 2011)

This joint graduate workshop will bring together the strengths of the departments of history at Columbia University and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Both institutions have a tradition of internationally recognized research and teaching in the history of Latin America, from its legal history and development of political processes to the social and cultural effects of migration on modern Latin American.

Annick Lempérière [bio] is a historian and professor at the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Pablo Piccato [bio] is a professor at Columbia University who specializes in Mexican history.



September 24-25, 2012, Columbia Global Centers | Europe, Reid Hall, 4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris, Columbia University

Crisis: Greece, Europe, the World

A two-day international symposium at Columbia Global Centers | Europe covering the following topics:

Crisis and Cinema (Monday, Sept. 24, 6-9:30pm), screenings and conversations with Greek Filmmakers Constantine Giannaris and Sylla Tzoumerkas, moderated by Erato Basea (Stavros Niarchos Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, CGC|E)

What Happened to Labor? Global Perspectives (Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10-12pm), a panel discussion with Marcel van der Linden (Amsterdam International Institute of Social History) and Kostis Karpozilos (Stavros Niarchos Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, CGC|E), moderated by Carol Gluck (Columbia University)

The Failure of Internation Institutions (Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2:30-4:30pm), a panel discussion with Jacques Delpla (Conseil d'Analyse Economique), Nikolas Kosmatopoulos (Stavros Niarchos Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, CGC|E), and Christopher Bickerton (Sciences Po Paris), moderated by Mark Mazower (Heyman Center, Columbia University)

For more information, please visit http://events.reidhall.com/?event=1347441964

This event is free and open to the public. Online registration is optional.

Co-sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities.



September 24, 2012, 5:00-6:30pm, Columbia University, Maison Francaise (Buell Hall), East Gallery

Daydreaming again about researching in Asia or interning in London? Maybe you have been promising yourself that France will be the next stamp on your passport. As a student of Columbia, you have a diverse array of opportunities to go abroad, whether for study, internships, research and/or fellowships. This event will present to you the various international programs available to students, with representatives from a variety of offices and programs across campus in a mini-fair style format.

The Alliance Program will be participating in the fair and provide information on internships exchange programs and dual degrees. CIE registration required : bit.ly/OK8MKY

Eligibility: Columbia College, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, School of Continuing Education,School of the Arts, and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation

September 28, 2012, 12:30PM-3:30PM, Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall, Columbia University

Study Abroad Fair

The Alliance Program will be participating in the fair and present BA/MA, BS/MS and exchange program with Sciences Po, Ecole Polytechnique and Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne. No registration required.

Eligibility: Columbia College, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies

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September 21, 2012, 4:00-6:00pm, Columbia University, International Affairs Building 1512

Mali, from Democracy to Emergency
A Panel Discussion

Panelists:
Johanna Simeant (Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne), member of the Institut Universitaire de France and a Professor of Political Science at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (CESSP-CNRS). For more information, please visit http://www.univ-paris1.fr/centres-de-recherche/crps-centre-de-recherches-politiques-de-la-sorbonne-umr-8057/membres/chercheurs-et-enseignants-chercheurs-titulaires/simeant-johanna/.

Gregory Mann (Columbia University)

Bruce Whitehouse (Lehigh University)

 



September 6, 2012, 4:15-6:00 PM, Room 106, Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia University

The Arab Spring: Rule of Law in Transitional Settings, Libya, Tunisia and beyond

A discussion will be held with His Honour, Kamal Bashir Dhan, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Libya, and H.E. Said Mechichi, State Secretary for Reform, Ministry of the Interior of Tunisia
With Introductory remarks by Mr Jordan Ryan, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP
Chair: Prof Katharina Pistor

To RSVP, please send an email to Gabriel Pestre at gpp2107@columbia.edu.

Co-sponsored by the Office of United Nations Development Program, the Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy Faculty Student Intellectual Life Series, the Center on Global Legal Transformation and the Office of International Programs at Columbia Law School and the Middle East Institute.



September - December, 2012, Columbia University

Yann Toma at the Department of Visual Arts, Columbia University

Yann Toma Yann Toma is an artist and researcher at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He directs the research team Art&Flux, which takes a critical approach to study the ties between art, the economy, and society. Thanks to the recovery of items from the archives of the former electric company Ouest-Lumière in the early 1990’s, Toma discovered his own symbolic language in the form of an industrial infrastructure, which he made into his own territory and materials for his research. Even though Ouest-Lumière currently operates in diverse sectors, this was the first site for an immaterial network, which the artist built with patience, in an underground web founded on the concept of memory. The recovery, just as the artistic renewal of the company, is part of a global movement that combines the concepts of gratuity and responsibility. Today, it represents a powerful influence made up of thousands of people. Above all, Yann Toma presents the Ouest-Lumière company as a symbol of a public logic based on intervention and expansion of its capital. The same essence of his work draws on the territory of memories and of energy. The artwork of Yann Toma can be found in numerous collections. In particular, his work is part of the Centre Georges Pompidou collection. Yann Toma is represented in France by Patricia Dorfmann Gallery, Paris and in Germany by Bourouina Gallery, Berlin. For more information, please visit http://cerap.univ-paris1.fr/spip.php?rubrique68&lang=en.



Course: Democracy, Citizenship and Leadership in Africa

Fall 2012
Monday 11:00-12:50pm, Columbia University

This collaborative course in African Studies combines the expertise of professors from Columbia University and two top universities in Paris, Sciences Po and Paris 1 Sorbonne, to explore key notions of democracy and leadership in African contexts. Topics include the current crisis in the Sahel, centered on Mali; violent conflict; citizenship and democracy; leadership and statecraft; state construction in post conflict settings including Ivory Coast, Uganda, Somalia and Congo-DRC; the politics of human rights and foreign intervention. Students will learn about these topics through intensive case discussion on African contexts offered by leading experts at Columbia, Science Po, and Paris 1 Sorbonne, including Séverine Autesserre, Richard Banégas, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Gregory Mann, Roland Marchal, Sandrine Perrot, Marie-Emmanuelle Pommerolle, Etienne Smith and Johanna Siméant. Through reading, writing, and interactive assignments, students will learn about country and region specific examples and begin to draw comparisons among various African contexts.















Course: Monthly DD Practicum organized by Mona Khalidi

Fall 2012
First seminar: September 13th, 2012, 409 International Affairs Building, Columbia University


The first seminar in the DD Practicum will host Professor and Dean Robert Lieberman, who will address issues of Global Public Policy and dialogue with students.

 


 
         

 

 


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Created in the fall 2002, the Alliance Program is a non-profit transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University and three prestigious French institutions: The École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

Alliance is an innovative program that aims to create and accompany new initiatives in the fields of education cooperation, research collaboration, and policy outreach. Since its founding, 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.

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50 events organized per year in Paris and New York
80 professors from our universities involved every year
200 students benefiting every year from our programs and scholarships

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Le Monde de l'Education
October 1st, 2005

" Un des nec plus ultra des reseaux internationaux des grandes écoles s'appelle Alliance..."
by Julie Chupin

France Amerique, Edition Amerique du Figaro
November 19st, 2005

"Le programme Alliance: une plate-forme de talents franco-americains"
by Sarah Benlolo

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