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Vincent Lepinay

Vincent Lepinay is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po. Professor Lepinay has previously served as Director of the STS Center, European University at Saint Petersburg, Russia. He will spend Fall 2017 at the Sociology Department of Columbia University teaching and finishing his book Too Much Information: A Hsitory of Insider Trading.

New Approaches to the Study of Urban Africa: A Master Class

Time Period: 
2017-2018
(T.I.E.R.)
Masterclass “New Approaches to the Study of Urban Africa” is part of the larger proposed Alliance joint project, “Infrastructures, Technologies and Time in African Cities.” It represents the beginning of a trilateral collaboration between the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Columbia, Center for International Studies and Research (CERI) at Sciences Po, and Institut Français de Recherche en 

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

Time Period: 
2017-2018
Columbia University (European Institute), Sciences Po, and the University of São Paulo are partnering in a research project leading to a two-day conference in São Paulo in April 2017 to study Brazil’s use of cultural power in foreign relations in the period from circa 1990 to 2015.

Infrastructures, Technologies and Time in African cities

Time Period: 
2017-2018
The “Infrastructures, Technologies and Time in African Cities” project is a research and teaching collaboration between affiliated faculty of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Columbia and faculty at the Center for International Studies and Research (CERI) at Sciences Po. It encompasses two joint conferences and course on issues of urban life in Africa and their varied political, social and cultural expressions.

The Matter of Cities: Excavating the 'Material' in Urban Social and Technical Controversies

Time Period: 
2017-2018
How do scholars and policymakers understand the production of goods and services, the movement of people and commodities from one place to another, governance
arrangements, the establishment and defense of neighborhoods, the reception of immigrants, the disruption or accommodation of ecological systems? What sense do they
make of the functioning of cities?

Advancing a Critical Turn in Human Rights Scholarship and Advocacy

Time Period: 
2017-2018
This project is a collaboration between students and faculty at Columbia and Sciences Po Law Schools to advance the practice of, and scholarship about, ‘critical human rights advocacy.’ Critical human rights advocacy is a mode of human rights practice characterized by deliberate and reflective efforts to reform human rights practice in light of critiques of the human rights field.

Understanding and Reducing Gender Differences in Public Speaking

Time Period: 
2017-2018
Public speaking skills are among the essential skills that students need to acquire during their years at Columbia University and Sciences Po. Currently, students have some opportunities to acquire technical public speaking skills, but female students appear to apply these skills to a lesser extent than male students.

Pierre-Andre Chiappori

Pierre-Andre Chiappori is currently the E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider Professor of Economics at Columbia University. Professor Chiappori intends to give a full PhD course on family economics, one half of which would be devoted to the application of matching and search models to what Gary Becker has called the ‘market for marriage’. 

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 Spring semester of 2018.

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.

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