In partnership with the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Medical School, and the Mailman School of Public Health, the Paris Center brings the humanities and the sciences into dialogue to transcend disciplinary limitations and to think through the myriad challenges facing our world. This theme addresses topics as wide-ranging as the social implications of ever-evolving computer and digital technology; narrative medicine and the role of language in shaping the medical establishment; the solutions science proposes to tackle climate change; the interaction between environment and health; and others. The Paris Center believes in the importance of philosophy and critical theory as tools to frame and understand the power dynamics involved in these important questions. To this end, the Center capitalizes on its connections to on-site and on-campus entities to develop innovative and hybrid programming models.
Critical Dialogues for Just Societies
The pandemic, the presidential election, globalization, climate change, and other issues are covered in a transatlantic forum.
Un entretien avec Prof. Bernard Harcourt dans Télérama.
Anjana Tiwari, a participant in the Alliance Summer School in Sustainable Development, shares her experience in Paris and her latest projects in urban risk assessment.
Ce texte est publié dans The Conversation à l’occasion du colloque « Derrida et la technologie » organisé à Paris les 2, 3, 4 mai 2019 au Columbia Global Centers l Paris.
In February, the Paris Center hosted two conferences that charted the complex, under-explored world of bioethics in relation to US policy, professional practice, law, and designer babies.
For people leaving the Mediterranean, the likelihood of dying is now much higher than what it was in 2016. This is according to the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center, Craig Spencer, MD. Spencer, coordinated Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) national epidemiological response in Guinea during the Ebola outbreak and has provided medical care onboard a MSF medical search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean.
The Paris Center welcomed acclaimed author Maryse Condé, recipient of the 2018 New Academy Prize in Literature, for a day-long celebration of her work and legacy.
Photographer Maxime Riché, ‘05SEAS, recently presented his Climate Heroes project at the Paris Center. He talks about the power of photography to inspire positive change and reveals more about his latest project “Worldkeepers.”
Le Grand Continent a retranscrit et synthétisé la discussion sur le mouvement des gilets jaunes animée en janvier par Bernard Harcourt, au Columbia Global Centers de Paris. Un dialogue à plusieurs voix qui rassemble des intellectuels, historiens, philosophes, penseurs et spécialistes des mouvements sociaux.
The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life (IRCPL) at Columbia University in collaboration with the Columbia Global Center | Paris and co-sponsored by our partners in Europe, is organizing a conference entitled “Populist Power, Faith, and Precarity in Europe.” The conference will consider various forms of popular power in Europe by examining how populism is defined in various contexts, the role of historical movements in the present-day construction of populist narratives and rhetoric(s), how the use of religious identity shapes these movements, as well as the relationship between
A conference organized in partnership with the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture examines the legacy of May '68 in contemporary sexuality.
FOR STUDENTS: “Health Beyond Borders”
The CHCI Health and Medical Humanities Network is a partnership of over 30 universities worldwide working in the medical and health humanities. In 2019, the annual Summer Institute of the CHCI HMHN will be hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Paris, with the theme, “Health Beyond Borders.”
FOR CONFERENCE PROPOSALS: The CHCI Health and Medical Humanities Network is a partnership of over 30 universities worldwide working in the medical and health humanities. In 2019, the annual Summer Institute of the CHCI HMHN will be hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Paris, with the theme, “Health Beyond Borders.”
In July, the Paris Center hosted a day-long workshop with the Youth Climate Leaders (YCL) program, an initiative developed by SIPA alumna Cassia Moraes.
French 'Artivist' Partners with 2018 Nobel Prize Winner to Help Victims of Sexual Violence through Dance
The Paris Center inaugurated its fall 2018 cultural season with an event that brought dancers, choreographers, and health professionals together to highlight the project Re-Creation by Loba, which uses dance as a tool for the physical and psychological transformation of victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bolewa Sabourin est danseur-chorégraphe et “artiviste”. Cofondateur de l’association LOBA, il intervient en France et au Congo pour faire de la danse un outil de lutte citoyenne et de reconstruction psychologique auprès des personnes les plus fragiles. Il présente cet automne à CGCl Paris deux événements organisés dans le cadre de notre saison culturelle, “Borderline”.
June 20-22, the Paris Center co-hosted a three-day colloquium honoring the works of Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.
The ThinkNation Discovery Stage Workshop invited young people to work with mentors to identify the challanges and opportunities created by advances in technology.
As tensions between Russia and the West reach increase, the Harriman Institute asks: “What role does the academy play in our current attempts to understand each other?”
On March 8, the Paris Center and Reid Hall celebrated International Women's Day with a fundraiser benefitting Le Filon, an association helping homeless women in Paris. The following is an interview with Perrine Boyer, president of the association.
Yasutomo Uemura is Professor of Physics at Columbia University, and presently visiting Paris as a Visiting Professor at Ecole Polytechnique, supported by the Alliance faculty exchange program.
In her new book, Brazil: A Reconstruction, journalist Maria Paula Carvalho (JRN '13) shares insights on the current state of political and economic affairs in her home country.
L’universitaire Safwan Masri soutient, dans un entretien au « Monde », que la transition démocratique tunisienne s’explique par des facteurs endogènes difficilement reproductibles.
A young and diverse public gathered at the Paris Center on October 17 to discuss Safwan M. Masri’s recent book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly.
Following our fruitful collaboration with the Nietzsche 13/13 seminars led by Professors Bernard Harcourt and Jesús Velasco on the Columbia campus, the Paris Center will once more host a reading group in parallel to this year’s Uprising 13/13 seminar series focusing on dissent and revolution.
Every Friday this fall, the Paris Center will host a series of lectures on condensed matter physics led by international leaders in the field.
Can re-reading Friedrich Nietzsche shed light on our troubled times? A new reading group organized by the Paris Center and the Columbia MA in History and Literature thinks so.
Former French President, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, made a surprise visit to the Paris Center on November 30th.
On the night of November 8, Americans in Paris were glued to their screens as they followed the voting in the U.S. The Paris Center offered an election day livestream of CNN and broadcast of France 24, to allow people to watch the big day from both French and American perspectives.
With the approach of the American elections and the debate on police accountability fueling the Black Lives Matter movement, Columbia Global Centers | Paris and the MA in History and Literature decided to dedicate the first week in October to a series of events organized around the topic of “Race and Racism: Global Perspectives.”
In celebration of the launch of the exhibition “The Color Line” at the Musée Quai Branly, the Center will dedicate the first week of
As Europe experiences continuing challenges to its social and economic security, the Paris Center is a hub of discussion and debate of today’s most critical issues.
For the fifth year, the Paris Center welcomed in June the Alliance Summer School in Science and Policy in Paris.
Columbia student Deja Robinson was recently selected to participate in the iGem competition, as part of a team at the Pasteur Institute.