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Law and Climate Change


CYCLE DE CONFERENCES SORBONNE - DROIT L’Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne a le plaisir de vous inviter à la prochaine conférence du cycle de conférences Sorbonne-Droit au cours de laquelle M. Michael GERRARD Professeur à Columbia Law School Directeur, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law interviendra sur le sujet : LAW AND CLIMATE CHANGE. 

From Sgraffio to Graffiti: Archaeology of a Gesture in the Early Modern Period

In recent decades, scholars have devoted particular attention to different forms of early modern graffiti and shown how the perception of writing and drawing on wall surfaces is relative to time and context. In the early modern era, graffiti were not necessarily singled out as intrusive or destructive acts distinct from other forms of writing or drawing, but were part of cultural as well as religious practices performed in a collective or an individual way.

Aline Caillet

Aline Calliet is a Paris 1-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor. She is a Professor of Art Sciences at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and is currently visiting Columbia University in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Aline Calliet is currently teaching The Documentary Tradition during the Spring 2016 at Columbia University. The documentary film from the late 1890s to the mid-1980s, focuses on a means of either supporting or attacking the status quo, creator and consumer relationships, and more. 

Scribbles and Scribbling

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The main purpose of this research project is to conceive and create a Digital Platform in order to undertake a first inventory, mapping and cataloguing of Early Modern scribbles. Problematic access to these visual sources, which can be found among popular images as well as at the margins of artworks, makes it difficult to study them as a specific phenomenon.

Reconciling Platonism and Nominalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

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The purpose of this project is to organize two international workshops, to be held in Paris at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and in New York at Columbia University, devoted to one of the topics currently center-stage in the philosophy of mathematics, namely, the possibility of reconciling Platonist and Nominalist accounts.

Leonard Laborie

Leonard Laborie holds a PhD in contemporary history from Paris-Sorbonne University. His dissertation dealt with international cooperation in the field of post and telecommunication from the 1850s to the 1950s and its articulation with the idea and project of a united Europe. He was a post-doc in 2008 at George Washington University (Fulbright scholarship) and in 2010 within the ANR funded project « Large technical networks and Democracy » (P.

Amelie Beaumont

The Alliance Program’s Doctoral Mobility Grant will allow me to conduct research on luxury hotels in New York City as part of my doctoral research on the work of luxury employees. My aim is to contrast how luxury services are produced for high-end customers in France and in the United-States. Moreover, this program will give me the opportunity to meet with the faculty members of the department of sociology at Columbia University to discuss my work and improve my understanding of the discipline in the US.

Lucile Roche

By mean of the Alliance Program, I will be able to compare the european corpus from the XVIIIth century I already gathered – Bibles, geological and cosmological illustrations, paintings – with its american counterpart. Moreover, to join the scientific project of Professor Higonnet about an american sculptress who once exposed in Paris will be a great collaborative opportunity.

Marie Gren

The Alliance grant gives me the amazing opportunity to get a deep understanding of the American model of legal adjudication which, while remaining very distinct, has echoes in the other three legal systems under my enquiry, that is France, Israel and Great-Britain.

Sylvestre Duroudier

As I conduct a doctoral research on discontinuities and social division of space in intermediate cities in the US, benefits of the Alliance program are very important. In particular, this is a great opportunity to deepen my knowledge of social and spatial processes in this context (especially by seminars), to stimulate exchanges and feedbacks with geography and sociology both on the approach and methods, also to more review the literature and to prepare the rest of my work in the intermediate cities.

Otto Pfersmann

Otto Pfersmann is a Professor of Law and Policies of European Integration, the chair of Comparative Constitutional Law and Legal Theory, and the director of Masters studies in Comparative Public Law at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has extensively published on his fields of expertise, including constitutional process, theories of interpretation, the question of normative hierarchies and the nature of judicial opinions. He has been a visiting professor in several foreign Universities in Europe, the USA and Japan, including Oxford University (2000-2002), and the Floersheimer distin

Anne Hugon

Anne Hugon is the maitre de conférences and professor of history at University Paris-1, and a member of the center for African World studies (CEMAf). Her areas of research span the colonial era in the history of Ghana, focusing on the history of colonization, of women, of medecin, of cultural changes, and of society. Her publications include "Un protestantisme africain au 19ème siècle. L’implantation du méthodisme en Côte de l’Or, 1835-1874" (2007), and "Introduction à l’histoire de l’Afrique contemporaine" (1998).

Olivier Schefer

Olivier Schefer is a writer and philosopher. He is professor of the Philosophy of art at University of Paris I, Sorbonne. He has translated and edited many German romantic writings, philosophical fragments by Novalis in particular. He is the author of a biography of Novalis (Novalis, Le Félin, 2011), and of two (autobiographical) essays : the first about insomnia, Variations nocturnes (Vrin, 2008), the latest related to the representations of zombies and ghosts in cinema, literature and philosophy, Des revenants. Corps, lieux, images (Bayard, 2009).

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent is a Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Université Paris-X Nanterre. She previously held teaching positions at Univeristy Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, and at Ecole Polytechnique. She is the director of the Doctoral Program "Histoire de la philosophie, Histoire et philosophie des sciences" at Paris X University, and the director of the Centre d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences at Paris X University, Equipe d'accueil EA 373, both since 1999. She holds a Doctorate in history and philosophy of chemistry from Paris 1-Sorbonne (1981).

Elise Aurières

As a Ph. D. student graduated with a double degree in philosophy and history of science, I am particularly eager to work under the supervision of Pr. Samuel Moyn, faculty member of the History in Columbia University. A research period at Columbia would give me access to many archival resources - especially the David Eugene Smith Papers - that are central to my work.

Pascal Ory

Pascal Ory is a professor of history at Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and a visiting professor at NYU. He has taught or assisted at the Ecole supérieure de guerre in Paris, at the Université de Paris X-Nanterre, and at the Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines where he developed the department of history and the center for cultural history and contemporary society (today the Institut d’études culturelles).

Lunch with Pascal Ory (Professor of History at Université de Paris 1–Sorbonne and visiting professor at NYU)

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".

Romy Sanchez

My participation in the Alliance Program will be a great asset to my doctoral work on Cuban political exiles in the XIXth century as a transnational separatist network which role needs to be reevaluated within the Cuban and Spanish historical narratives, respectively still focused on national and imperial approaches. During my stay in New York City and at Columbia History Department, I plan to carry out the last archival research in several libraries and centers in the city as well as participate in the academic life of the University.


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