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The mission of the Alliance Program is to improve the transatlantic dialogue on the pressing issues of our time through academic channels, as well as through outreach outside of the academic world. The Alliance Program endeavors to open discussion between private sector executives, public policy-makers and academics.
  Visits and Public Lectures with Policymakers


Gérard Araud, French Ambassador to the United Nations
François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States


Edouard Courtial, Minister of State responsible for French nationals abroad

Vincent Chriqui Director General of the Centre d’analyse stratégique

Lakhdar Brahimi, Former UN Envoy and Advisor

Valérie Pécresse, Higher Education and Research Minister for France


Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament

Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France

Gerard Araud, French Ambassador to the U.N.


Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total

Margot Wallström, Vice President of the European Commission

Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs for France

Christine Lagarde, Minister of Finance for France


Claire-Françoise Durand, Director-General of the European Commission Legal Service

Fernando Valenzuela, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the United Nations

Hervé de Charette, former French Minister for Foreign Affairs

Jean-Pierre Jouyet, French Minister of State, attached to the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, in charge of European Affairs

Anne Lauvergeon, CEO Areva

Ghassan Salamé, Professor of International Relations at SciencesPo and Columbia, former Minister to Lebanon, former Political Advisor to the first UN Mission in Iraq and Senior Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General

Michel Petite, Clifford and Chance, former Director-General of the Legal Service of the European Commission

Bertrand Collomb, Former CEO and Chairman of Lafarge


Christian Noyer, Governor of the Banque de France


Elisabeth Guigou, former French Minister for European Affairs

Pierre Moscovici, Vice President, European Parliament, former Minister of European Affairs for France

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Undersecretary of the United Nations for Peacekeeping Operations


Alain Juppé, former French Prime Minister and Professor at ENAP, Montreal

Michel Petite, Director General of the European Commission Legal Service

Laurent Fabius, former Prime Minister and French Finance Minister


George Corm, former Finance Minister of Lebanon

Nicolas Sarkozy, French Finance Minister

Serge Lepeltier, French Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development

Noëlle Lenoir, French Minister for European Affairs


Hubert Védrine, former French Minister for Foreign Affairs

  The Alliance Corporate Partners


BNP Paribas North America

Jérôme Lohez Foundation

Major Events

Electricité de France


Ernst & Young LLP

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP New York




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...Exchanging students, professors and ideas...

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.