Professor Emmanuel Lazenga 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.
OSC Scientific Seminar
Peter Bearman, Jonathan R. Cole Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, Columbia University (New-York).
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.
A discussion organized within the CERI's doctoral seminar on China
with Andrew J. Nathan, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Chair: Françoise Mengin, Research Director, Sciences Po-CERI
Christian Lechervy, Deputy Director of Strategic Affairs and Pacific Asia, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
As part of the 2013-2014 "Réseaux et Régulation" seminars of the CSO at Sciences Po, Professor Peter Bearman (Department of Sociology, Columbia University) will lead a seminar titled "Revenge and Dominance in Multisided Conflicts: Event Sequences and Interaction Networks".
Professor Bearman is a 2013-2014 Alliance Short Term Visiting Professor.
Christine Musselin has been the Vice President for Research at Sciences Po since 2013 where she is also a Professor of Sociology. She is also president of the French network on higher education, the Reseau d'Etude sur l'Enseignement Supérieur (RESUP).
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.
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.
Milena Dieckhoff is a PhD candidate from Sciences Po and a recipient of the Alliance Doctoral Mobility Grant for 2014. She is visiting the Center for International Conflict Resolution during the Spring 2014 semester, and working with Professor Jean-Marie Guehenno, Associate Director of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies at SIPA.
Marco Oberti 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 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.
Étienne Wasmer is a Professor of microeconomics and labor economics at Sciences Po Paris, a Researcher at the OFCE, a Research Fellow at CEPR, London and a Research Fellow at Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn. His past notable positions include: Chaire de recherche du Canada, UQAM, Professeur des universités à Metz, Associated Professor & Research Fellow, ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, and Research Fellow, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm. He studied at École Polytechnique, 1990-1993 and DEA Analyse et Politique Économique, 1994.
My thesis "How does collective immediacy modify the public space: Social and Political Actors of 'Real-Time Politics"' is based on the extraction and analysis of behavioral patterns from online social media (i.e. Twitter, blogs). My goal is to measure influence and the impacts of these real-time media on the public space.
Thierry mayer is a Professor of Economics at Sciences Po as well as a Scientific Advisor at CEPII and a Research Fellow at CEPR (International Trade Programme).
My participation in the Alliance Program will be a great asset to my doctoral work under the direction of Professor Laurent Mermet (AgroParisTech), on the design of decision-making and accounting frameworks for ecosystem management. This is a unique opportunity for me to discuss my first results with researchers specialized in related issues at the Center for Research on Environmental Decision-making and the Earth Institute. I will also use this time to make the most of the bibliographic resources available at Columbia University’s libraries.
Stephanie Balme will be a Sciences Po-Columbia Alliance Visiting Professor (2014-2015). She will spend the Fall 2014 semester at Columbia Law School and SIPA teaching the course "Governing China Today"
Noam Ohana graduated from Sciences Po in 1999 and from Stanford University in 2001 (MA). Mr. Ohana joined Atticus Capital in January 2007 where he was the Portfolio Manager of an internal fund of hedge funds for the partners of the firm until April 2009. Prior to joining Atticus Capital, Mr. Ohana served in a number of government and policy-related positions, including Policy Advisor at the Israeli Consulate in New York City from 2005 to 2006 and Senior Political Consultant to Bulgaria’s Prime Minister during the 2005 campaign. Noam Ohana is a Fulbright Fellow.
Patrick Le Galès, CNRS Director of Research at Sciences Po’s Centre d’Etudes Européennes and professor at Sciences Po has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Political Science section of the British Academy. He is the first French to be elected as member of the Political Science section. Founded in 1902, the British Academy is the humanities/social sciences counterpart of the Royal Society (which is devoted to the “hard” sciences). The election of Patrick Le Galès will cement the international recognition of his work.
Sandrine Revet works on political cultural and social dynamics of natural disasters. Holds a Ph.D. in anthropology (2006) from the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique latine (University of Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle) on Venezuelian 1999's floods, "Anthropologie d’une catastrophe" (Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2007). Revet joined CERI in February 2009.
This two-day workshop is in conjunction with the Joint Project Grant awarded to Christophe Jaffrelot and Sudipta Kaviraj on "The Visual Field of Democracy in India".
Asheesh Siddique is a PhD Candidate in History at Columbia University. He has been awarded a grant through the Alliance Doctoral Mobility Program 2013-2014 and will be working at Sciences Po during the Fall semester under the supervision of Professor Stephane Vandamme and Stephen Clay, Faculty Members at Sciences Po Paris.
Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead has more than 25 years' experience in the social field. He obtained his PhD in labor economics (on the effects of workers’ financial participation) at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). In the mid-1980s he worked as adviser to European Commission President Jacques Delors, mainly on Social Europe, before joining the ILO in 1991.
The two principal investigators have been deeply involved in research on silicosis, a disease of the lung that has affected workers and populations throughout the 20th century.
This project is focused on the topic of displacement and resettlement associated with climate change. As climate change impacts become more severe, and governments develop land‐intensive mitigation and adaptation responses, there is little doubt that there will be an increase in the amount of government‐led resettlement in this century. Resettlement has both positive and negative aspects.
This project will try to open up investigation of a field which is rarely analysed in the study of democracies, though it can be argued that it plays an increasingly important part in the formation of public opinions and the deliberative processes of democratic systems. Politics can be seen and analysed as a visual field – to include all the acts and events that happen visually in political public life. Spectacle has always been a very significant aspect of political power – even in pre-modern times.