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De-Provincializing Soft Power: A Global-Historical Approach, 1990-2015

Time Period: 
2016-2017

De-Provincializing Soft Power: A Global-Historical Approach, 1990-2015 is a Trilateral Initiatives in Emerging Regions (T.I.E.R) project led by Richard Balme (Sciences Po), Victoria de Grazia (Columbia University), Yi Wei Wang (Renmin University). The project covers International History, International Relations, Communications, and Cultural studies.

Media as Inquiry

Time Period: 
2016-2017

This is a proposal for a four-week joint collaboration between Professors Riva Kastoryano (Sciences Po) and Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia University) titled “Media as Inquiry.” The project will consist of three lectures, a presentation, and a workshop to explore how digital analytical tools, media analysis, and video/web building practices can be part of research and courses relating to social marginalization and exclusion in both institutions.

Data and Methods for Modeling Migration Associated with Climate Change

Time Period: 
2016-2017

This proposal seeks funds for a two-day proposal development workshop focused on the topic of modeling the potential migration associated with climate change.  When discussing so-called “climate refugees”, the most frequently asked question by decision-makers and the media relates to the numbers of people who are likely to migrate owing to climate change impacts.

Africa Global Seminar: Citizenship and Social Movement

Time Period: 
2016-2017

The Africa Global Seminar: Citizenship and Social Movements is a graduate level seminar that brings scholars and students from several diverse institutions in the US, France, and Morocco to explore histories of individual and collective manifestations of citizenship in several African countries. Its primary aim is to understand the social, historical, and economic conditions that give rise to political and social action, and to explore these actions as fundamentally creative enterprises that take hold in formal and informal spaces.

Forms of Pluralism and Democratic Constitutionalism

Time Period: 
2016-2017

The aim of this project is to discuss four plausible ways to manage pluralism in a “post sovereign” world: federalism; status group legal pluralism; corporate group autonomy; and subsidiarity. The following question animates our inquiry: what forms of legally instituted organized pluralism are compatible with democratic constitutionalism? What principles should structure the allocation of jurisdiction and representation in a democratic polity and/or transnationally?

Negotiating Pluralism in Shared Religious Sites: A Comparative Study of Coexistence in the Eastern Mediterranean and India

Time Period: 
2016-2017

Karen Barkey at Columbia University and the Christophe Jaffrelot at Sciences Po have partnered for a joint research project entitled “Negotiating Pluralism in Shared Religious Sites: A Comparative Study of Coexistence in the Eastern Mediterranean and India.” This project counters the prevailing narratives in academia and society which focus on religious fundamentalism and violence by examining how different religious groups exercise their faiths in shared religious spaces.

Simon Bittman

Time Period: 
2016-2017

Simon Bittman is 2016-2017 Doctoral Mobility Student. He is a PhD student from Sciences Po studying Sociology. His research at Columbia University is on Fighting the loan sharks: the legitimacy of personal loans, 1903-1941.

Richard Balme

Richard Balme is a Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor. He is Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, Scientific Advisor to the Master In international Public Management, and Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Studies in Sciences Po. Richard Balme will be visiting Columbia University (SIPA) in the academic year 2016 - 2017 (Spring).

Bénédicte de Montlaur

As Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States, Bénédicte de Montlaur facilitates French-American cultural relations and supports French universities and arts, literature and education organizations in the United States.  She also serves as the Permanent Representative of French Universities in the United States and develops French-American higher education exchanges, creating opportunities for researchers, scholars and students to collaborate.

"Addressing the vulnerability of the poor to climate change : A systemic inquiry"

The presentation  aims to explore the interrelationships between poverty and climate change from three angles. First, we present our broad conceptual framework of the co-evolution of poverty alleviation and climate change in growth trajectories, with as background the economic literature in the matter. Then, as development practitioners in India, we present our insights, garnered through personal experience and observations over time, at two levels:

Malka Older

Time Period: 
2015-2016

Malka Older is 2015-2016 Doctoral Mobility Student. She is a PhD student from Sciences Po studying Sociology. Her research at Columbia University is on Multi-level Governance and Disaster Response. She plans to visit Columbia from November 2014 to May 2015.

Elise Rouméas

Time Period: 
2015-2016
Investigators: 

Elise Rouméas is 2015-2016 Doctoral Mobility Student. She is a PhD student from Sciences Po studying Political Science. Her research at Columbia University is on Politics of Religious Pluralism: Interfaith "Dialogues" and Diagreements. She plans to visit Columbia from September 2015 to October 2015.

Amélie Ferey

Time Period: 
2015-2016
Investigators: 

Amélie Ferey is 2015-2016 Doctoral Mobility Student. She is a PhD student from Sciences Po studying Law. Her research at Columbia University is on Targeted Killings in Israel and in the United States.

Alexandre Senegacnik

Time Period: 
2015-2016
Investigators: 

Alexandre Senegacnik is 2015-2016 Doctoral Mobility Student. He is a PhD student from Sciences Po studying Law. His research at Columbia University is on Investment Treaty interpretation by international arbitrators. He plans to visit Columbia from September 2014 to April 2015.

Nina Valbousquet

Time Period: 
2015-2016
Investigators: 

Nina Valbousquet is 2015-2016 Doctoral Mobility Student. She is a PhD student from Sciences Po studying History. Her research at Columbia University is on The Transnational Networks of Catholic Anti-Semitism (France, Italy, 1917-1934). She plans to visit Columbia from August 2015 to November 2015.

Lucas Vernet

Time Period: 
2015-2016
Investigators: 

Lucas Vernet is 2015-2016 Doctoral Mobility Student. He is a PhD student from Sciences Po studying Economics. His research at Columbia University is on Matching on Newtworks and Hedonic Models. He plans to visit Columbia from January 2015 to February 2015.

Social Sciences and the Danger of Literature: A Cultural History of Knowledge

Time Period: 
2015-2016

The project addresses an interdisciplinary reflection on the idea of interdisciplinarity itself between literature et the social sciences. A doctoral seminar for two years, in 2015 and 2016 will introduce a new way of training doctoral students at Columbia and Sciences-Po in a significant and exciting fashion, with the scholar contribution of several disciplines.

Ethno-religious Identity and Politics in the Middle East and South Asia

Time Period: 
2015-2016

Professor Karen Barkey (Sociology & History, Columbia University) and Professor Christophe Jaffrelot (Political Science, Sciences Po) seek an Innovative Co-teaching Grant from the Alliance Program for their fall 2014 course, “Ethno-religious Identity and Politics in the Middle East and South Asia.” The course will focus on the relationship between religion and politics and the manner in which a past history of religious and ethnic communalism affects contemporary politics.

Launching Event

Launching event : "Growth, Climate and Collaboration: Towards an agreement in Paris in 2015"
Date: Thursday November 6th, 2014
Time: 5PM-7PM
Speaker: Nicholas Stern (London School of Economics, President of the British Academy)

Jérôme Sgard

Jérôme Sgard is a Columbia-Sciences Po Alliance Visiting Professor. He is Professor of Political Economy at Sciences Po/CERI and is currently visiting Columbia University's Department of History in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Professor Sgard will be teaching Modern and Early Modern European History : Globalization in Historical Perspective, 19th - 20th Century for undergraduate studies.

Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour, born in 1947 in Beaune, Burgundy, from a wine grower family, was trained first as a philosopher and then an anthropologist. From 1982 to 2006, he has been professor at the Centre de sociologie de l'Innovation at the Ecole nationale supérieure des mines in Paris and, for various periods, visiting professor at UCSD, at the London School of Economics and in the history of science department of Harvard University.
 

Bruno Latour visits Columbia University

 
Alliance is pleased to announce that Anthroplogist and sociologist Bruno Latour will visit Columbia University September 22-25. During his visit, he will give a public lecture (with Q&A by Nicholas Lemann of the Columbia School of Journalism), participate in both student and faculty seminars, and oversee three performances of his play "Gaia Global Circus" at The Kitchen in Chelsea.

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