Created in 2002, Alliance is an innovative academic joint-venture between Columbia University and three major French institutions: École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

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September 15, 2017

Meet Our New Director

We at Alliance are proud to introduce or new Director, Emmanuel Kattan. Prior to joining Alliance, Emmanuel was Director of the British Council in New York, where he oversaw academic collaboration programs. He created partnerships with the Henry Luce Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation to launch initiatives connecting higher education institutions across the Atlantic.

A native of Montreal, Emmanuel studied politics in Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and earned a PhD from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

July 19, 2017

A look at Sorbonne Sustainable Development

The purpose of Sorbonne Sustainable Development  is to train a new generation of researchers and decision-makers that will have the disciplinary expertise and the interdisciplinary knowledge fit to address and solve the societal challenges posed by sustainable development.