Carol Gluck, Mamadou Diouf and Akeel Bilgrami have been awarded Alliance Program 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.

Innovative Research Grant: “Memory in Global Context, a Transnational Research Project”

  • History, Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, Neuroscience, Museum studies
  • Carol Gluck (CU) and Denis Peschanksi (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.

Innovative Co-Teaching Grant: “African Studies Global Seminar”

  • History, African Studies, Political Science
  • Mamadou Diouf (CU), Richard Banegas (Sciences Po) and Johanna Simeant (Paris 1)
  • A joint course simultaneously offered by Columbia University, Sciences Po, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Oxford (Spring 2014).

Innovative Co-Teaching Grant: “Values and Agency. A Franco-American Philosophical Symposium”

  • Philosophy
  • John Morrison (CU), Akeel Bilgrami (CU), Laurent Jaffro (Paris 1) and Chantal Jacquet (Paris 1)
  • A thematic doctoral workshop, to be held at the Columbia Global Center in Paris (June 2014).

About the Alliance Program

Created in 2002, the Alliance Program is an innovative academic joint-venture between Columbia University and three major French institutions: the École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Panthéon-Sorbonne University. The aim of the venture is to pursue innovation in Education and Research between the four institutions by sharing knowledge, practices and resources. A laboratory for innovation, the Alliance Program has become furthermore a major academic platform for transatlantic debate on global issues.