16:30 20:00
Face-to-face event
Venue : Amphi 28, 28 rue Saint-Guillaume - 75007 Paris
Science Diplomacy:
Exploring New Frontiers in Climate,Technology, and Space
We are happy to announce the Graduate Seminar 2024 of the class "Science Diplomacy" taught at PSIA by Professor and CERI Director Stéphanie Balme’s and in cooperation with Senior Director of the International Science Council and Head of the Centre for Science Futures Mathieu Denis!
We invite you to join us to our event "Science Diplomacy: Exploring New Frontiers in Climate, Technology, and Space" and engage in three interesting panel discussions with experts of each area. We will dive into the complex interplay of science diplomacy and geo-engineering, AI, and space which will shed light on the importance of international cooperation.
Science Diplomacy has garnered significant attention as the nexus between diplomacy and scientific research in the international arena. Today, it serves as a pivotal tool for fostering international scientific collaboration, ensuring effective communication during crises, and harmonizing scientific insights with diplomatic imperatives in shaping foreign policy decisions. In an ever-evolving international landscape, where climate change, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and space exploration shape the future, science diplomacy plays an important role in building bridges between nations, promoting trust and cooperation, and addressing global challenges that transcend political boundaries.
This conference aims to delve into the effectiveness of science diplomacy in tackling these challenges and showcase the advancements already made in this direction.
*Organised by Master students Lorenzo Cavallon, Xingjian Gao, Mathilde Minakova, Giulia Shaughnessy, Lillian Schraps, Melli Vergnolle and Fiona Wiggers under the supervision of Tina Hannani.


16:45 - Welcoming Keynotes 

Prof. Stéphanie Balme, PSIA Professor and CERI Director
Dr. Mathieu Denis, ISC Senior Director and Head of the Centre for Science Futures
Seminar Moderator: Lillian Schraps, PSIA
17:00 - Panel 1: Generative AI and the Diplomats of Tomorrow 
Moderators: Mathilda Minakova and Lorenzo Cavallon, PSIA
Presentation of the issue area
Panel Discussion 
Yonah Welker, Serial technologist, governmental evaluator, observer and AI expert
Noah Stewart, M.A. Student in International Governance and Diplomacy and
Bluebook Trainee at the European Commission DG
17:50 - 10 min break
18:00 - Panel 2: Geoengineering and Science Diplomacy
Moderators: Fiona Wiggers and Giulia Shaughnessy, PSIA
Presentation of the issue area
Panel Discussion
Clara Botto, Director of DSG’s Youth Engagement Program
Sofia Kabbej, PhD candidate on climate change and security and IRIS researcher
Dr. Roland Séférian, Research scientist coordinating the development of the Earth system model CNRM-ESM
18:50 - 10 min break
19:00 - Panel 3: Science Diplomacy in the NewSpace Era
Moderators: Meili Vergnolle and Xingjian Gao, PSIA
Presentation of the issue area
Panel Discussion
Dr. Xavier Pasco, Director, FRS
Hermann Ludwig Moeller, Director, ESPI
Dr. Yuexia Han, Assistant Research Professor, CAS
19:50 Concluding Note


Scientific coordinator: Stéphanie Balme, Sciences Po-CERI

Organisé par : CERI
17:00 19:00
Russian Economy on War Footing

Venue: Amphithéâtre Erignac, 13 rue de l'Université - Paris 7 

After the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 Russia’s economy has changed in many ways. Sanctions and foreign companies’ exodus from the country have made Russia more isolated from the global economy, while its dependence on China has grown. Government is using much more money on the war on Ukraine, partially at the expense of many other sectors. This year military expenditures will be 6% of GDP. The presentation will explore the current state of the Russian economy as well as its long-term growth potential, whether the economy has adapted to sanctions and if the state has resources to continue the war for long.”
Jérôme Sgard, Sciences Po - CERI
Speakers : 
Laura Solanko, Senior Adviser, Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT)
Iikka Korhonen, Head of Research, Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT)
Discussant: Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po Provost
Scientific Coordinators : Jérôme Sgard and Sergei Guriev 
Organisé par : CERI
29/04/2024 30/04/2024
09:30 16:00
Inaugural meeting of Sciences Po South Asia Program… Lire la suite

Facing Environmental Crisis in South Asia: Challenges and Responses
29 and 30 April 2024
Venue: Amphi 28 - 28, rue Saint - Guillaume, 75007 Paris

Inaugural meeting of the Sciences Po South Asia Program


Day One I 29 April 2024 
Amphi 28 - 28 rue Saint - Guillaume Paris 7

9:00: Opening by Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po Provost

9:30: Introductory remarks by Mrs Chandrika Kumaratunga, Former President of Sri Lanka and a Sciences Po alumna

10:00 – 12:30 : A Crisis of a Different Magnitude

Chair: Alexandre Mariani, Sciences Po-DAI
Discussant: Charlotte Halpern, Sciences Po-CEE/CNRS

Christophe Jaffrelot, Sciences Po-CERI/CNRS
Hydric Stress, Air Pollution and Deforestation in India

Isha Ray, Berkeley University/LSE
Community and the Commons: Case Studies from India, Nepal and Bangladesh

                                                                  --- Lunch break ---

13:45 – 16:45 South Asian Cities and Climate Change

Chair: Sukriti Issar, Sciences Po-CRIS/CNRS
Discussant: Laurent Gayer, Sciences Po-CERI/CNRS

Lalitha Kamath, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Fisher Stories that Reframe Climate Action in Mumbai

Umair Javed, Lahore University of Management Studies, Lahore
Urban Villages, Environmental Transformation, and Local Politics in Lahore

Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, Dakha
The Future is Fluid: Water as an Existential Theme in Architecture and Urbanism in Bangladesh


Day Two I 30 April 2024
Amphi 28 - 28 rue Saint-Guillaume -  Paris 7 

9:00 – 11:00: Rural Issues and Agricultural Innovations

Chair: Olivia Aubriot, CESAH-EHESS/CNRS
Discussant: Hemal Thakker, Sciences Po alumnus

Frédéric Landy, Nanterre University
An Agriculture Adapted to the Instability of Tropical Climates, but not yet to Climate Change

Anne Sophie Poisot, Office of Innovation, FAO
Micro-Farming and Macroeconomic Transitions Towards Climate-Resilient Agroecology in Andhra Pradesh, India

11:00 – 12:30: Panel discussion on South Asia and Climate Negotiations

Moderator: Richard Balme, Sciences Po-CEE/CNRS
Amy Dahan, CNRS emeritus research director
Joseph Delatte, Resident Fellow at Institut Montaigne
Lola Vallejo, IDDRI and UNFCC

--- Lunch break ---

14:00 – 16:45: Mitigation, Adaptation and Resistance

Chair: Lalitha Kamath, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Discussant: Sukriti Issar, Sciences Po-CRIS/CNRS

Manisha Anantharaman, Sciences Po-CSO/CNRS
From Performative to Transformative Environmentalism: Seeking Cross-Class Coalitions for Climate Justice

Clément Imbert, Sciences Po-Economy Department
Climate Change and Seasonal Migration in India: Evidence from Railway Data

Matthew Gordon, Paris School of Economics
Targeting Disaster Aid: Visibility and vulnerability after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

--- Coffee break ---

17:15 – 18:45: Keynote address by Esther Duflo, Collège de France and MIT
Introduced by Sergei Guriev
18:45 – 19:00: Concluding remarks by Christophe Jaffrelot



Organisé par : CERI