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 in Science, Medicine, Technology, and Society
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.