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Winners 2011

Alice Florent [bio]
Ecole Polytechnique
Research Project: Quark gluon plasma study via quarkonia suppression with the CMS detector
Supervisor: Raphael Granier de Cassagnac, Ecole Polytechnique, Alliance Visiting Professor

In addition to being a very renowned university and a fabulous place to discover, Columbia is the ideal place to reinforce my knowledge on the quark gluon plasma physics. The PHENIX group contributed to fundamental discoveries in that field. To interact with them directly and strongly is an opportunity, for a new PhD student, to learn more but also to share and compare the results coming from  two different experiments (CMS and PHENIX) and even three since Columbia is also involved in ATLAS. The project details have still to be defined with my advisor, who just arrived to Columbia, but in any case we will benefit the PHENIX experience.





Marion Gousse [bio]
Sciences Po
Research Project: Developing search-matching models of the marriage market
Supervisors: Jean-Marc Robin, Sciences Po
Pierre Andre Chiappori, E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider Professor of Economics; Economics Department, Columbia University

The Alliance Program offers me the chance to meet some professors who are the best references in my field of study, that is Family economics and
Marriage market theory. Besides, a stay of a few months at Columbia University would also allow me to have a first international experience and benefit from all the resources of this prestigious university, as numerous seminars and high quality courses, to advance my research

Ivana Isailovic [bio]
Sciences Po
Research Project: Global Governance and Sites of Recognition
Supervisor: Horatia Muir-Watt, Sciences Po

My research seeks to contribute in a new way to the overall debate about global governance. In my work I attempt to devise a new analytical framework for approaching the epistemological and normative questions that processes of globalization have brought about. Columbia Law School has a long tradition of interdisciplinary study of law. In my research, I adopt such an approach by trying to clarify the political and philosophical dimensions of the legal discipline. In this context, my stay in Columbia University will help me refine my conceptual tools in order to present an original and challenging contribution to the legal scholarship.

Noureddine Amara
Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
Research Project: The Logic of Empire and the Question of Algerian Nationality: French Diplomacy in the Maghreb and the Ottoman Empire from 19th to the 20th Century
Supervisors: Patrick Weil, Research Director, CNRS, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
Gregory Mann, Associate Professor, History Department, Columbia University

The Alliance Program would enable me to continue my project while benefiting from the intellectual resources that are available at Columbia. In particular, I believe that MESAAS, along with the Center for French and Francophone Studies, and the department of History, would allow me to participate in a stimulating academic debate that transcends both geographic and disciplinary boundaries. Scholars such as Gregory Mann, Emmanuel Saada, Mamadou Diouf would provide extremely valuable guidance as I use this time to complete the chapter of my dissertation that focuses on empire and nationality.

Elie Tenenbaum [bio]
Sciences Po
Research Project: Circulating irregular strategic knowledge in the Western World during the Cold War
Supervisors: Pierre Mélandri, Sciences Po
Matthew Connelly, Columbia University

I applied to the Alliance Program to discover new historiographical trends in the Cold War and Global History taught at Columbia and to explore various US archive materials for my PhD.

Ana Carolina Gonzalez Espinosa [bio]
Sciences Po
Research Project: Corporate Social Responsibility in the extractive industry
Supervisors: Olivier Dabène, Sciences Po
Jenik Radon, Columbia University

A research visit to Columbia University will contribute to reinforce my PhD research and will give me the necessary tools to conclude it. I will be able to receive important feedback from other scholars regarding the analysis of my research outcomes. I will enrich my political sociology approach to business and politics analysis, as well as to oil/mining studies, with other types of perspectives and authors.

Gina Jae [bio]
Columbia University
Research Project: Ethnographic research on approaches to sickle cell disease in France
Supervisors: Lesley A. Sharp, Columbia University
Henri Bergeron, Sciences Po

I am honored that my comparative ethnographic study of biotechnical care practices for sickle cell disease will receive support for my fieldwork in France. The doctoral mobility award has already provided a wonderful means for establishing contacts and strengthening mentorship ties in Paris.

Natacha Nsabimana
Columbia University
Research Project: The Impasse of Rendering Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda: On Performativity and the Gacaca Courts
Supervisors: Brian Larkin, Columbia University
Sandrine Perrot, Sciences Po

I am thrilled to have this exciting opportunity, offered by the Columbia-Paris Alliance, to enter into conversations with scholars working on topics similar to my research projects at the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales.

Elisabeth Marcus [bio]
Columbia University
Research Project: Liberté religieuse et minorités au Levant, 1920-40
Supervisors: Emmanuelle Saada, Columbia University
Jean-Pierre Filiu, Associate Professor, Political Science; co-Director, Chaire Moyen-Orient Mediterranee, Sciences Po

An Alliance Call for Doctoral Mobility would provide the ideal opportunity to conduct my research in an academic environment alongside prominent scholars whose work intersects with my research interests. In particular, Sciences-Po’s Jean-Pierre Filiu is a leading scholar of Middle East Studies, and notably, of France’s relationships with the Middle East. I would hope to benefit from his expertise and guidance and look forward to pursuing a conversation about our shared scholarly interests while being able to conduct research in the archives in Paris. The opportunity to work at Science Po provides me a fruitful environment in which to pursue research of the French historical relationship to the religious minority in the Levant.

Karim El Chazli [bio]
Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
Research Project: Fair Trial requirements in International Commercial Arbitration: The American perspective
Supervisors: Pierre Mayer, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
George A. Bermann, Columbia University

I think that spending three months at Columbia Law School will be highly beneficial for improving the quality of my thesis by adding to it a comparative aspect. My research stay will also help me to learn more about the American approach to legal education. Winners 2010

> A legal comparative study about biotechnology patents dealing with human materials, in French Law and in American Law
Audrey Aboukrat, Universite Paris I, invited at Columbia University (Law)

> Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries
Lucie Gadenne, Universite Paris I, invited at Columbia University (Economics)

> Social Inequalities linked to the effect of Environmental Quality on Health and Productivity
Emmanuelle Lavaine, Universite Paris I, invited at Columbia University (Economics)

> Homogenization and symplectic topology
Nicolas Vichery, Ecole Polytechnique, invited at Columbia University (Mathematics)

> Military Recruitment of Non-citizens in the U.S. Armed Forces

Alice Le Clezio, Sciences Po, invited at Columbia University (Political Science)

> Testable restrictions in Economies with Public Goods and Externalities
Vincenzo Platino, Universite Paris I, invited at Columbia University (Economics)

Additional Grants:
Four doctoral students have been acknowledged for the strength of their applications, although they were not awarded grants. The Alliance Program will provide the following students a letter of invitation to come as visiting scholars:

> The Congressional Black Caucus. The Black Conscience of the American Congress
Camille Julien‐Moraud, Université Paris I, invited at Columbia University (History)

> Multiple‐asset price formation and market microstructure
Arseniy Kukanov, Columbia University, invited at Ecole Polytechnique (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research)

> Trade Liberalization, Oligopolistic Market Structures and Welfare
Mathieu Parenti, Université Paris I, invited at Columbia University (Economics)

> Asymmetric information, opportunistic government and rational epidemics – a microeconomic approach to communicable human diseases
Adam Zylbersztejn, Université Paris I, invited at Columbia University (Economics)

Winners 2009

> Public policies towards socio-spatial consequences of globalization on Paris’ first suburbs: A comparative perspective with New York’s suburbs
Marie-Fleur Albecker, Universite Paris I, invited at Columbia University

> Axe of Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics

Natalia Kyui, Universite Paris I, invited at Columbia University

> Temporal Distribution of Price Changes within Firms, Industries, and Markets
Julien Martin, Universite Paris I, invited at Columbia University

> Proportionality, Conflict of Laws and the Philosophy of Regulation
Toni Marzal, Universite Paris I, invited at Columbia University

Additional Grants:

> Inventing Africa in Paris: Les Ballets Africains de Keita Fodeba, 1950-1959
Joshua Cohen , Columbia University, invited at Universite Paris I

> Colonial Interactions in Interwar Algeria: Left-Wing Society in Oran

Claire Marynower, Sciences Po, invited at Columbia University

Winners 2008

> Colonial Studies and Public Health: The History of Mental Health in French Indochina
Claire Edington, Columbia University, invited at Sciences Po

> Lifestyles of young women in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Amelie Le Renard, Sciences Po, invited at Columbia University

> For a History of The Global Brain Race in the 20th Century
Guillaume Tronchet, University Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, invited at Columbia University

Additional grants:

> A Decade of Anglo-American Rivalries: The fight for North Atlantic control and for influence over Portugal (1942-1951)
Alexandre Luis Moreli Rocha, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, invited at Columbia University

> The Making of Contemporary Culture in the Art Museum
Anna Zamora, Columbia University, invited at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Winners 2007

> The new forms of work efficiency governing the immaterial world
Jean Béhue, Centre de Recherche en Gestion, Ecole Polytechnique, going to Columbia Business School

> Norms and practices of the family and politics in Senegal: the benefits of a cross-atlantic scientific approach
Marie Brossier, Universit
é Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, going to Columbia University, Institute of African Studies

> Internationalization of the internal conflicts in Sudan: aiding conflict settlement?
Maria Gabrielsen, SciencesPo, going to Columbia Political Science Department

> Representation(s) of mobility and success. migrants from the Senegal River Valley traveling between their countries of origin and France
Christine Ludl, Free University of Berlin / Sciences Po, going to Columbia History Department

> The effect of education and organizational participation on the labor market returns
Pablo Swedberg-Gonzalez, Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia, going to Sciences Po

Winners 2006

> Innovative Strategies in the Pharmaceutical Industry Empirical Facts and Theory
Gautier Duflos, Economics, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, visiting Columbia Business School

> Social Identities as a Network: Formation and Salience of European Identities
Andrej Tusicisny, Political Science, Columbia University, visiting Sciences Po

> The Political Voice of Immigrants in a Comparative Perspective
Ernesto Castañeda-Tinoco, Sociology, Columbia University, visiting Universit
é Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Winners 2005

> Optical Conductivity and the Correlation Strength of High Temperature Copper-Oxide Superconductors
Armin Comanac, Physics, Columbia University, visiting Ecole Polytechnique

> North American Visions of Public International Law, Theoretical Perspectives
Lucie Delabie, Law, Universite Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, visiting Columbia Law School

> The Causes of Today's Young People's Disaffection with Science Study: A Comparative Research Between France and China
Lili Ji, Political Science, Sciences Po, visiting Columbia University

> National Catastrophes Risk Management and Financing
Marta Vicarelli, Sustainable Development, Columbia University, visiting Ecole Polytechnique



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

Alliance is an innovative program whose aim is to initiate and accompany new initiatives in the fields of education cooperation, research collaboration, and policy outreach. Over the last four years the Alliance’s scope of activities have included the organization of numerous academic conferences both in Paris and in New York, the setting up of international multidisciplinary research teams, and the creation of joint-courses and curricula targeting the students of its founding partners.