Joint Projects Grant: “Populism in America and the Middle East: Ethical and Religious Dimensions”
Partner University: Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po
This project will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from Columbia, Sciences Po, and other universities, as well as journalists, people in government, and religious leaders, who will comparatively investigate the various forces that come together to produce “populist” movements, focusing on the role of religious and ethical claims in mobilizing a politically powerful electorate in the name of populist goals. As part of the proposed research, IRCPL and Sciences Po will organize two conferences, one in Amman (CU Global Center) and a second in New York, with the aim of furthering scholarly and public understanding of populism as a powerful political process that appears to be transforming the Middle East and the United States.
TIER Grant: “Life History and Mémographie: Encountering socio-religious change in Northwest Africa”
Project Universities: Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po | University of Gaston Berger, Senegal
“Life History and Mémographie: Encountering socio-religious change in Northwest Africa” brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, researchers, and graduate students to workshop methodologies and theoretical approaches for understanding socio-religious change in Northwest Africa. This workshop brings together the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life’s project, “Life History in Northwest Africa: Everyday Life, Historical Memory, and the Public Square,” with the “Mémographie” project at the Laboratoire d’Analyse des Sociétés et Pouvoirs / Afrique-Diasporas (LASPAD) at the University of Gaston Berger in Saint-Louis, Senegal, and puts both of these projects in conversation with French Academics based at Sciences Po. Around these two projects, this workshop convenes with the goal of developing an enduring network of scholars working across Morocco, Senegal, Mauritania, France, and the United States.
Created in 2002 and endowed in 2008, Alliance is an innovative academic joint-venture between Columbia University and three major French Higher Education Institutions: École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Alliance explores the future of global education and encourages the exchange of people, knowledge practices and resources.