Slide Migration & diversité / Migration & Diversity
03/07/2020 [Webinar] WasePo Seminar – Humans and Mobility
2 juillet 2020
Novembre 2020 [Séminaires] Chaire Migrations et Sociétés du Collège de France
19 octobre 2020

Dialogue WasePo / WasePo Dialogue

L’Université Waseda et Sciences Po ont construit un partenariat durable qui comprend un échange régulier d’étudiant-e-s et de chercheuses et chercheurs. Depuis 2019, les échanges académiques se construisent autour du WasePo Dialogue « Humans and Mobilities ».

Waseda University and Sciences Po have built a long-lasting partnership that includes a steady exchange of students and faculty. Since 2019, the faculty exchanges are based on the WasePo Dialogue « Humans and Mobilities ».

The WasePo Dialogue on « Humans and Mobilities »

Globalization entails the constant movement of people, goods, capital, lifestyles, ideas and beliefs, all of them being of concern to social scientists. The Waseda-Sciences Po (WasePo) cooperation framework intends to gather researchers across both institutions who share a scientific interest for humans and mobilities, in a broad interdisciplinary perspective. This research framework aims at capturing the complex significance of people’s mobilities in the early 21st century around the world and its utmost relevance to understand social, economic and political change.

It will consider not only spatial mobility of people, but also their social mobility (changes of social status) as well as temporal mobility (life cycles). Conversely, it will also address the dynamics of immobility that also shape global processes and have notably been prominent during the recent global or regional “crises” (financial, migration and COVID 19). These dialectically interplay with mobility trends. Material, social and symbolic aspects of mobilities and immobilities are at stake, from infrastructures, connectivity and transportation, to social relations (class and age structures) and positions, cultures and discourses, urban and rural governance, population politics. Researchers involved will seek to assess if and how they impact each other with a strong concern for historical trends and diachronic change across global contexts.

This thematic framework will involve a number of issues including but not limited to international and internal migration and asylum, mass tourism, global education, circulation and transportation, housing, ageing, inter-generational relations, population policies, environmental dynamics, robotics, connectivity, communication and information, finance, smart cities, spatial and social inequalities… The research framework has identified three main thematic blocks that shape the interests and work of participants:

  1. Migration and social mobility
  2. Connectivity and transnational linkages

Humans, Mobilities and the Anthropocene: Cities and the environment


Academic events involving the two institutions


December 2023. Hélène Le Bail (CERI Sciences Po),:  “Between global sex work and human trafficking: migrants’ resources for a safer journey in Japan and France” at Waseda University, WIAPS Colloquium Series, Institute for Asian Migrations

Novembre 2022, Karoline Postel Vinay (CERI Sciences Po), « Contested Narratives of Global Order » at Waseda University, Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management(RIEEM)

January 2022. Toshi Arimura (Waseda University, Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management): “The politics and policies of Carbon Neutrality in Japan” at Sciences Po Paris, SeminAIRE.


February 2021, WasePo “Humans and Mobilities” series: Second Seminar


9th February

Shu Yamamura (Waseda University Institute for Advanced Study):

Urban regeneration in the shadow side of Tokyo: What is happening in the struggling inner city districts  behind the redevelopment boom?

Discussant: Florian Oswald (Sciences Po Department of Economics)

Masashige Hamano (Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University):

Economic consequences of follow-up disasters: lessons from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Discussant: Nicolas Coeurdacier (Professor, Sciences Po Department of Economics)

Mriduchhanda Chattopadhyay (Graduate School of Economics, Waseda University)

Information access and choice of cooking fuels: Study of rural Indian households

Discussant: Sukriti Issar (Sciences Po Department of Sociology, Observatoire Sociologique du Changement)

10th February

Nicolas Coeurdacier (Sciences Po Department of Economics) :  Structural Change, Land Use and Urban Expansion

Discussant: Masahige Hamano (Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University)

Roberto Rodriguez (Sciences Po Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics) : Policies against air pollution, a comparison between Paris and Mexico

Discussant: Toshi H. Arimura (Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University)

Patrick Le Galès (CNRS Research Professor, Sciences Po Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics) :  French in London, English in Paris. Migration and urban middle class formation

Discussant: Gracia Liu-Farrer (Waseda Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies)

January 2020WasePo “Humans and Mobilities” series: First Seminar

@ Sciences Po, Paris

The spatial/social mobility nexus, with Gracia Liu-Farrer (WIAPS, Waseda University) and Hélène Le Bail (CERI, Sciences Po Paris)

Life cycles and social mobility, with Glenda Roberts (WIAPS, Waseda University) and Nathalie Morel (CEE, Sciences Po Paris)

Connectivity and the future of mobility with Karoline Postel-Vinay (CERI, Sciences Po Paris)

Visiting Scholars


Gracia LIU- FARRER, WIAPS, Waseda University

Sylvain DETEY, SILS, Waseda University


Masahige Hamano, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

Florence Haegel, CEE, Sciences Po Paris

Patrick Le Galès, Sciences Po Paris

Takashi Nagatsuji, Waseda University


Karoline Postel Vinay, CERI Sciences Po


Shin’ya Nagasawa, Waseda University


Glenda S. Roberts, WIAPS, Waseda University