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The Alliance Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the Grants for Joint Projects for 2014-2015.

The Alliance Calls for Joint Projects are intended to encourage cross-university collaboration in research and teaching through projects of the highest quality within the Alliance network.  They especially promote new efforts in transdisciplinary studies, pilot research, collaborative teaching endeavors, and other innovations to enhance the educational experience of students.

“Memory in Global Context, a Transnational Research Project"

Carol GluckDenis Pechanski

Innovative research grant:
History, Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, Neuroscience, Museum studies

Project leaders:
Carol Gluck (CU)
Denis Pechanski  (Paris 1)

A symposium on the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in October 2014, 4 workshops at CU in 2014-15 involving Faculty and graduate students, with counterparts in Paris funded by French sources.

"Sustainable Economic Development and Natural Disaster Shocks"

Innovative research grant:
Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics

Project leaders:
John Mutter (CU)
Eric Strobl (Ecole Polytechnique)         

Collaborative Research (“Measuring the Socio-Economic Impact of Earthquakes”) and Teaching Project (Graduate Level Course “Sustainable Economic Development and Natural Disasters”), Spring 2014.

"Transitioning Atlantic hurricanes in a changing climate: future extreme weather risk for the eastern US and western Europe"

Adam SobelSuzana CamargoJean-Philippe Duvel Innovative research grant:

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Project leaders:
Adam H. Sobel (CU)
Suzana J. Camargo (CU)
Jean-Philippe Duvel (Ecole Polytechnique-LMD)

Joint Research Project, aiming to evaluate the characteristics and statistical distribution of storms undergoing ET in all the models in the inter-comparison, in all the simulations and  a workshop at Columbia in spring 2015, in which preliminary results from the project will be presented.

“African Studies Global Seminar”

Innovative co-teaching grant:
History, African Studies, Political Science

Project leaders:
Mamadou Diouf (CU)
Richard Banégas (Sciences Po)
Johanna Siméant (Paris 1)

A joint course simultaneously offered by Columbia University,  Sciences Po, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Oxford (Spring 2014).
Mamadou DioufRichard BanégasJohanna Siméant

"Technology, Economy, Democracy: A proposal for an interdisciplinary doctoral workshop"

Isabela MaresPatrick Le Gales

Innovative co-teaching grant:
Sociology  and Political Science

Project leaders:
Josh Whitford (CU)
Isabela Mares (CU)
David Stark (CU)
Patrick Le Gales (Sciences Po)

A doctoral workshop, to be held at Columbia in New York (June 2014).

"Values and Agency. A Franco-American Philosophical Symposium"

Innovative co-teaching grant:


Project leaders:
John Morrison (CU)
Akeel Bilgrami (CU)
Laurent Jaffro (Paris 1)
Chantal Jaquet (Paris 1)

A thematic doctoral workshop, to be held at the Columbia Global Center in Paris (June 2014).

John MorrisonAkeel Bilgrami
Laurent JaffroChantal Jaquet

Congratulations to all the recipients!
The next call for applications will be June 30th 2014.

The Alliance Program is an innovative education and research partnership between Columbia University, the Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and the Panthéon-Sorbonne University.
For more information, please visit alliance.columbia.edu or contact:
Alessia Lefebure , Director, al3012@columbia.edu
or Lauranne Bardin, Assistant Director, lb2808@columbia.edu

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