Past Event

Atlantic Crossings Revisited

October 3, 2019 - October 4, 2019
6:00 PM
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4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris

Atlantic Crossings Revisited is an interdisciplinary workshop focused on the transfer of urban, social, and economic policy between New York City and Greater Paris. Inspired by the seminal work of Daniel T. Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Policy in a Progressive Age (2000), the event will leverage the unique relationship between Columbia University and partner institutions in Paris to explore contemporary examples of how urban and social policies have traversed the Atlantic in both directions to shape our increasingly connected regions. We will hold three panels: (1) Urban policy traditions and quests for innovation, (2) Contemporary governance strategies to foster inclusive growth, and (3) Discretionary expertise and reformulations from below. Each panelist will prepare a short presentation about their work, followed by a moderated group discussion. The format will be intimate and informal, meant to encourage genuine discussion and meaningful collaboration. This event aims to start a series of workshops to strengthen the links between scholars, policymakers, and elected officials on either side of the Atlantic which will help ensure policy solutions can be properly situated historically, translated, adapted, and implemented for the good of all.


October 3, 2019, 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Opening Words & Welcoming Reception / Reid Hall's Salle de Conférences

October 4, 2019, 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Workshop / Reid Hall's Salle de Conférence
9:00 am – 9:15 am : Opening remarks
9.15 am – 10.45 am : Panel 1 - Urban policy traditions and quests for innovation
10.45 am – 11.00 am : Coffee break
11.00 am – 12.45 pm : Panel 2 - Contemporary governance strategies to foster inclusive growth                       

12.45 pm – 1.00 pm : Brief conclusion before lunch
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm : Lunch break
2.00 pm – 3.45 pm : Panel 3 - Insurgent policy transfers and reformulations from below
3.45 pm – 5.00 pm : Conclusions, closing remarks and discussion of next steps
5.00 pm – 6.00 pm : Closing cocktail near Reid Hall


Event organized by:

Columbia GSAPP



Columbia University GSAPP Organizing team: 

Dr. Malo Hutson, PhD 

Magda Maaoui, PhD Candidate 

Tyler Haupert, PhD Candidate 

and Pauline Claramunt Torche, MUP