Left-leaning observers of the EU have, in the years since the 2005 constitutional vote and the 2008 financial crisis and aftermath, rounded on the failed free market biases of Europe's construction, often (for example in the recent writings of Wolfgang Streeck) citing a democratic Polanyian "double movement" against the supposed domination of "neo-liberal" global capitalism and the corporate mobilities of capital, goods and services.
Lorenzo Andres Cerda Planas is a PhD student in Economics at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne under the supervision of Economics Professor Bertrand Wigniolle.
During his stay, he will work on “In the quest for International Environmental Agreements" under the continued sponsorship of Natural Resource Economics Professor Scott Barrett of the Lenfest-Earth Institute.
Victor Lyonnet is a PhD student in Economics at Ecole Polytechnique under the supervision of Eduoard Challe, CNRS researcher and associate professor of Economics at Ecole Polytechnique.
During his stay he will work on "Financial Stability and the Macroeconomy" with Professor Bernard Salanié, Professor of Economics.
Jeanne Commault is a PhD student in Economics at Ecole Polytechnique under the supervision of Professors Edouard Challe and Xavier Ragot.
During her stay she will work on "Habit Persistence; the deep-habit mechanism, in which habits form over
individual types of good instead of over a unique, composite good" with Professor Martin Uribe
Lise Cornilleau is a PhD student in Sociology at INRA–SenS and IFRIS under the supervision of Pierre-Benoît Joly, research director at INRA and director of the IFRIS. She is also affiliated with the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations at Sciences-Po where she works with Olivier Borraz, research director at CNRS and director of the CSO.
During her stay she will work on "Food Security as a Global Problem: Geneology, Knowledge, Institutions & Expertise" with Professor Timothy Mitchell, professor and chair of the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies.
Milena Dieckhoff is a PhD student in Political Science and International Relations at the Center for International Studies and Research (CERI) at Sciences-Po under the supervision of Professor Guillaume Devin.
During her stay she will work on "Mediation, mediations? Typology of a pacification activity in violent political conflicts in the post Cold War era (1990-2012) with Professor Jean-Marie Guehenno, Associate Director of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies at SIPA.
Joyce Bessis is a PhD student at Sciences-Po affiliated with the Digital Humanities Team of the Centre Marc Bloch.
During her stay she will work on "How does collective immediacy modify the public space: social and political actors of real-time politics?" under the supervision of Professor Robert Shapiro, professor of Political Science at Columbia University.
Mickael Le Borloch is a law student at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris under the direction of Professor Pierre Sirinelli.
During his stay he will work on "the conflict between copyright and right of access to internet under American and French laws, the hyperlink example" under the supervision of Kenneth Crews, the Director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University Libraries.
Martin Uribe has been a Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, since July 2008. Previously, he was a professor of economics at Duke University and University of Pennslyvania, as well as an economist for the international finance division of the Board of Governers of the Federal Reserve System. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal Moneda y Credito (Spain), and Editorial Advisor for the Canadian Journal of Economics. Martin Uribe received his Ph.D.
The Alliance Program Doctoral Mobility Grant will allow me to conduct research in the French state archives and in the collections of French NGOs for my doctoral research on the Nigerian Civil War. I look forward to participating in the intellectual life of Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Centre d’études des mondes africains.
Jean Cohen (Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 1979) is the Nell and Herbert M. Singer Professor of Political Thought. She teaches contemporary political and legal theory, continental political thought, contemporary civilization, critical theory, and international political theory. Professor Cohen specializes in civil society, sovereignty, human rights, gender, religion and democratic constitutionalism.
Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chairs The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. Her recent books are "Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages" (Princeton University Press 2008), "A Sociology of Globalization" (W.W.Norton 2007), and the 4th fully updated edition of "Cities in a World Economy" (Sage 2011). "The Global City" came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001. Her books are translated into twenty-one languages.
Robert Y. Shapiro (Ph.D., Chicago, 1982) is a professor and former chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, and he served as acting director of Columbia’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) during 2008-2009. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received a Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award in 2012 and in 2010 the Outstanding Achievement Award of the New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NYAAPOR).
Lydia Goehr is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. In 2009/2010 she received a Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award, in 2007/8 The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)'s Faculty Mentoring Award (FMA), and in 2005, a Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. She is a recipient of Mellon, Getty, and Guggenheim Fellowships, and in 1997 was the Visiting Ernest Bloch Professor in the Music Department at U. California, Berkeley, where she gave a series of lectures on Richard Wagner.
Eric Verhoogen is Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics. His main research area is industrial development – applied microeconomic research on firms in developing countries. This area overlaps with the fields of development economics, international trade, labor economics, and industrial organization.
The Alliance Program Doctoral Mobility will allow me to exchange with professors and graduate students whose empirical works are closely related to mine. I hope to make significant progress on my research under the supervision of Pr. Thierry Mayer. I also look forward the opportunity of being part of the economics department at Sciences-Po, which is one of the most active place to do economic research in Europe.
David H. Krantz graduated from Yale University (Mathematics) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (1964, Psychology). He taught at the University of Michigan, 1964-80, eventually leading their program in Experimental Psychology. In 1970-71 he held a Guggenheim Fellowship and was Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. He was a Member of the Technical Staff of Bell Laboratories, 1980-85, and for a time led their Human Information Processing Research Department.
The Maison Française and the Alliance Program are inviting professor Pascal Ory to Columbia University to meet informally over lunch with any faculty and students who are interested in hearing about his recently published "Dictionnaire des étrangers qui ont fait la France".
Yotam Margalit specializes in the fields of international and comparative political economy.
The Alliance Doctoral Mobility Grant will enable me to pursue my dissertation research on French social policy in a uniquely interdisciplinary environment. As a visitor to Professor Etienne Wasmer and Sciences Po's Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d'évaluation des politiques publiques (LIEPP), I am looking forward to learning from economists, political scientists and sociologists interested in French public policy.
Pierre Gentine is an associate professor in the department of Earth and Environmental Engineering. He obtained his MSc and PhD from MIT. Pierre Gentine is working on land-atmosphere interactions, convection-clouds, and surface hydrology using conceptual models, numerical models and wide range of data analysis tools. His overall research objective is to understand how soil and atmospheric moisture organizes across different spatial and temporal scales and in particular how the interactions with the atmosphere, vegetation and landscape constrain this organization. Dr.
My current project concerns Parisian writing masters of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. The Alliance Program's Doctoral Mobility Grant will provide me with the opportunity to conduct necessary archival research in Paris and Rouen all while studying with French scholars who have kindly offered to mentor me.
Lorenzo M. Polvani will be a Columbia-École Polytechnique Alliance Visiting Professor (2014-2015). He will spend the Spring 2015 semester at the École Polytechnique's Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD).
Timothy Mitchell is a political theorist and historian. His areas of research include the place of colonialism in the making of modernity, the material and technical politics of the Middle East, and the role of economics and other forms of expert knowledge in the government of collective life. Educated at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he received a first-class honours degree in History, Mitchell completed his Ph.D. in Politics and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University in 1984.
Tessa Charlesworth (Thwaites) is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Archaeology.
Gabriel Pestre (CC '15) is an Economics-Mathematics major at Columbia University.
Professor Raphanel will be working at the lab of Jeffrey Kysar (Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University) at Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science, for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Josh Whitford’s interests include economic and organizational sociology, comparative political economy, economic geography and pragmatist social theory. His research focuses on the social, political and institutional implications of productive decentralization (outsourcing) in manufacturing industries in both the United States and Europe.
My research is primarily in the philosophy of mind and the history of modern philosophy (esp. the seventeenth century). I also have strong secondary interests in metaphysics, medieval philosophy, philosophy of language, and logic.
Suzana J. Camargo received her Ph.D. in Physics from the Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany; her M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Physics from São Paulo University (USP), São Paulo, Brazil. She is a Lamont Research Professor at Columbia University, after serving as an Associate Research Professor and Scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia. She is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union.
My research efforts are focused on improving our understanding of tropical dynamics. I focus to a large extent on what controls rainfall patterns and their variability on time scales of days to decades. My associates and I use mathematical models of varying degrees of complexity for this purpose. Some can be solved with pencil and paper, and some (more typically) require powerful computers. We also analyze observational data, which is important to keep a theoretical and modeling research program grounded in reality.
Some of my projects include: