Structure of reality as represented by quantum field theories (QFTs)
Translated Subjects: Reading Haiti in Franco-U.S. Literary Relation
Human sacrifice in Greek antiquity: between myth, image and reality
Vincent Debaene received his academic training in France, where he was a fellow of the École normale supérieure. He received his doctorate from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 2004. He was a Lecturer at Yale University in 1996-1997, taught for two years in high school in Antananarivo (Madagascar), and for four years at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Principal teaching and research interests include French anthropology, 20th-Century French literature, literary theory, intellectual history, and the points of contact between scientific discourses and literature.
The author of several books on Kafka (Kafka's Clothes, Reading Kafka), and the editor and translator of contemporary Austrian writers Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard, Prof. Anderson specializes in German modernism, contemporary Austrian literature and the theory and practice of translation. In addition, he regularly offers courses on modern German-Jewish culture from 1750 to the present, on opera and the idea of music in German culture, and on German exile during the Nazi period.
Diane Bodart was educated in Art History at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome and at the "École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales" in Paris. The recipient of fellowships from the Académie de France (Villa Médicis) in Rome, the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte in Paris, and the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti) in Florence, she was teaching at the University of Poitiers before coming to Columbia.
Karen Barkey is Professor of Sociology and History. She studies state centralization / decentralization, state control and social movements against states in the context of empires.
Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, teaches courses on environmental law, climate change law, and energy law, and is director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. He is also Associate Chair of the faculty of Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
Marco Oberti was the Director of the Sociology Department at Sciences Po until January 2014 and has since been the Director of the Obervatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC). His recent research deals with the interaction between Urban and school inequalities, and their effects and causes in terms of segregation.
During his visit, Marco Oberti will be visiting the Sociology Department at Columbia University.
With the support of Alliance, Lamia Bazir participated in the third annual AMENDS Summit. On Saturday, April 12th she presented her project, "Empowering Women in the Atlas".
Lamia served as one of 32 delegates (out of 800 applicants) selected for the third edition of the AMENDS, an initiative that gathers promising leaders and actors of change in the Arab world to share ideas in the field of Empowerment, Education, Impact Entrepreneurship, Culture, and Peacebuilding.
Lamia Bazir is enrolled in the Dual Degree Master's Program between the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Sciences Po.
Robert Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University.
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.