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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:

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

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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 at Columbia University

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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.

Emmanuel Lazega

Professor Emmanuel Lazega will be visiting Columbia University from Sciences Po in the spring of 2015. His work focused primarily on organizational and social networks analysis as a means to explain collective action, with the overarching aim of contributing to the development of a neo-structural sociology.

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.

Olivier Ferrando

Olivier Ferrando holds a master degree in History, Law and Human Rights from Grenoble university, and a PhD in political science on the minority question in post--Soviet Central Asia.

He analizes identity policies implemented by Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan toward their ethnic minorities within the country and abroad, and the strategies developed by these minorities and their leaders.

Benoît Chervalier

Head for Resource mobilization and External Finance Division at the African Development Bank Group

Benoît Chervalier's professional career has included assignments in governmental, non-governmental and international finance institutions in different parts of the world, including France, Germany, Tunisia, and USA, and various experiences at project levels in more than 30 countries, notably in Asia and in Africa.
He has also have extensive experience in teaching and writing on development and international economic issues.

Marco Oberti

Marco Oberti visited Columbia University as a short-term faculty visit.

He is a sociology professor at Sciences Po, and a researcher at the Observatoire sociologique du changement (l'OSC). His recent research deals with the interactions between urban and school inequalities, and their effects and causes in terms of segregation. Since January 2014, he has been the director of the Sociology Department and also of the OSC.

Ruben Durante

Ruben Durante is an Associate Professor of Economics at Sciences-Po and a 2013-2014 visiting professor at Yale at the Leitner Program in Political Economy. He received an M.A. from Brown University, as well as an M.A. from Paris-1 Pantheon Sorbonne, and completed his Ph.D. in "Essays on Political Economics" at Brown University.

Anastasia Colosimo

Anastasia Colosimo is a PhD student in Political theory at the Doctoral school of Sciences-po Paris under the supervision of Professor Jean-Marie Donegani.
During her stay she will work on "Does religion make the Law?

Anastasia Colosimo

Anastasia Colosimo is a PhD student in Political theory at the Doctoral school of Sciences-po Paris under the supervision of Professor Jean-Marie Donegani.
During her stay she will work on "Does religion make the Law?


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