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Faculty facts and data 2011/2012

The Collège de France International Relations: A Policy of International Openness

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1One of the Collège de France's missions is to promote French research and thought abroad, and to participate in intellectual debates on major world issues. The institution therefore participates in international exchange through its teaching and the dissemination of knowledge, as well as through the research programmes involving its Chairs and laboratories. The fact that one fifth of the professors are currently from abroad, confirms the Collège de France’s widening research and education policy.

2This policy of international openness translates into:

3• Collège de France professors’ teaching missions abroad

4• Lectures and lecture series by visiting professors

5• Junior Visiting Researchers scheme

6• Lecture series and symposia abroad

7• Internet broadcasts

Teaching in France and Abroad (hors-les-murs)

8To encourage the dissemination of their teaching abroad, the Collège de France professors have the possibility of relocating up to a third of their annual teaching. During the academic year 2011/2012, 25 teaching missions were located abroad.

9In view of this mobility, Chairs to host Collège de France professors have been created in a number of institutions abroad (each Chair receives two to three professors a year, who, in theory, give two to three hours of lectures or seminars, sometimes more as these residencies often give rise to other requests). Partnership agreements have been signed for this purpose. In 2011/2012, six of the teaching missions took place within the framework of agreements.

Visiting Professors

10Following professors’ proposals, including proposals by ­eme­ri­­tus professors, the Collège de France extends invitations to numerous lecturers from abroad for two types of stay.

11In the first case, a professor stays for one month (sometimes two) and gives four (or eight) one-hour lectures, once a week. Visiting professors are hosted at the Hugot Foundation of the Collège de France, which has accommodation suited to these four- or eight-week stays. The Collège de France can thus fund 24 months of residencies annually.

12In the second case, lecturers' stay at the Collège de France is shorter. Lecturers generally give one or two lectures during their one- to two-week stay. The Hugot Foundation also covers­ for accommodation costs, and thirty-five lectures per year can be funded in this way. Most lectures delivered by visiting pro­fessors are uploaded onto the Collège de France website. Part of the proceedings can also be published in La lettre, the Collège de France Newsletter and the Collège de France Yearbook (Cours et travaux du Collège de France).

13Twenty-eight scholars were invited during the academic year 2011/2012.

The Partnership Agreements

14To date, nineteenth partnership agreements have been signed with foreign higher education and research institutions. Most of them involve the creation of Chairs to host Collège de France professors. The agreements also provide for invitations of Visiting professors to the Collège de France. During the academic year 2011/2012, seven professors from partner universities (Berlin, Bonn, Jerusalem, Pavia, Uppsala [2], and Chicago) were invited to the Collège de France.

15Certain agreements make provisions for the organization of joint symposia. Thus on 23 and 24 May 2011, under the agreement with the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies (PWIAS), an international symposium on “The Commensal Microbiota: from Homeostasis to Disease” was organized at the Collège de France by Profs Phillipe Sansonetti (Chair of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) and Brett Finlay (PWIAS), funded by the PWIAS and the Hugot Foundation of the Collège de France.

16Finally, some agreements promote PhD or post-doc exchanges. During the year 2011/2012, the Collège de France hosted Francesca Lorandini, from the University of Trento, who was attached to the Chair of Prof. Antoine Compagnon (Modern and Contemporary French Literature: History, Criticism, Theory). This PhD students’ visit was funded by the Hugot Foundation of the Collège de France.

17Four new agreements were recently signed, one (14 March 2011) with the Pavia Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori/IUSS, the other (28 September 2011) with the University of Trent, the University of Tokyo (Tdai) (29 November 2012), University of Lisbon (17 January 2013). These agreements make provisions for the creation of Chairs to host ­junior researchers, and for organizing exchanges between junior researchers from across the world.

Visiting Junior Researchers

18As part of its research training mission, every year the Collège de France invites junior researchers (PhD students registered at other universities or post-docs) to join its Chairs, laboratories and “Resident Research Teams”. Around forty among them are recruited for associate lecturer or ATER positions that are funded by the Collège de France, and the others benefit from funding from various sources.

19Three quarters of the junior researchers are scientists (prima­rily chemists and biologists), the others are spread across all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

20During the academic year 2011/2012, a third of the 177 young researchers invited to the Collège de France for research residencies were from abroad (half were EU citizens).

21The opening of new physics/chemistry laboratories on the Collège de France campus in 2013 will significantly increase the institutions’ capacities to host junior researchers.

Partnership with France’s Overseas Cultural and Diplomatic Network

22Collège de France professors are regularly invited to take part in conferences organized by the Overseas Cultural and Diplomatic Network of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE). This network, one of the most extensive worldwide, includes 150 cultural centres (Institut français) and close to 30 French Research Institutes Abroad (Instituts français de recherche à l’étranger). The dissemination of French thought and the promotion of intellectual debate are among this network’s main missions, which converge in this respect with the priorities of the Collège de France. Agreements have been signed with some of these institutions to set up Collège de France lecture series. The latter are organized in conjunction with local academic institutions and are often covered by the media. The first of these cycles was launched in 2007 with the Institut français de coopération in Tunisia. It was recently resumed after an interruption due to the events of 2011.

23Six other cycles have been created to date, in partnership with (in chronological order) the Maison française d’Oxford (IFRE), the Institut français of Madrid, the French Embassy in South Korea, the Institut français of Budapest, the Centre Jacques Berque in Rabat (UMIFRE) and the Institut français of Bucharest.

24The last three cycles were launched in 2011. Profs Pierre Corvol, Gilles Veinstein (†), and Don Zagier were invited to Budapest, and Profs Antoine Compagnon, Philippe Descola, Jon Elster, Henry Laurens, and Roger Guesnerie were invited to Rabat, where the series focuses on the study of the contemporary world. Profs Anne Cheng, Henry Laurens, Pierre-Étienne Will, Mireille Delmas-Marty, and Claudine Tiercelin gave lecture series in 2012. Finally, a series devoted to chemistry has just been launched in Bucharest. Note also that the Collège de France was the guest of honour at the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Collège universitaire français in Moscow, on 3-5 October 2011. Four professors (Profs Jacques Bouveresse, Pierre Corvol, Mireille Delmas-Marty, and Michel Zink) tra­velled to Moscow to give a series of lectures at Lomonosov Moscow State University. These partnerships have given rise to over eighty invitations extended to Collège de France professors in foreign institutions.

25The creation of the Institut français on 1 January 2011 went hand in hand with the restructuring of France’s Overseas Cultural and Diplomatic Network. In light of this reorgani­zation, the Collège de France and the Institut français signed a partnership agreement in order to strengthen existing collaboration concerning the promotion of debate and the disse­mination of scientific knowledge. This agreement was signed by Prof. Pierre Corvol, Administrateur of the Collège de France, and Mr Xavier Darcos, President of the Institut français, on 12 December 2011, on the occasion of the Cultural Diplomacy symposium organized by the Institut français at the Collège de France. This symposium, at which several Collège de France professors were speakers, was broadcast live on the Collège’s website with simultaneous translation in English and Spanish, to ensure a very wide international audience.

Partnership with the Agence universitaire de la francophonie (AUF)

26The AUF currently involves seven hundred and eighty institutions in close to ninety countries. Its mission is to foster ties between French-speaking universities of the North and South in order to promote solidary sustainable development.

27It has set up “digital campuses” in about forty universities of the South, consisting of rooms equipped with computers and video-conferencing systems, with free access to digitized resources and remote training programmes.

28In 2009, the Collège de France and the AUF initiated a partner­ship to disseminate the teaching of the “Knowledge against Poverty” and “Sustainable Development” Chairs in French-speaking countries of the South that are particularly concerned by these themes. A few days after their Inaugural Lecture, the holders of these Annual Chairs are invited to debate via video-conference with researchers, students, and development stakeholders, who are specially gathe­red specially on the digital campuses of the AUF. The audiences will have viewed the Inaugural Lecture beforehand and debated on it internally. The video-conferences then provide them with an opportunity to communicate with the professors, ask them questions and share their local experiences. Each video-conference involves six or seven digital campuses.

29The French Development Agency, which supports the “Knowledge against Poverty” Chair, is closely associated to this project. Five video-conferences have already been ­organi­zed. In 2011/2012, the Universities of Alexandria (Egypt), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Niamey (Niger), N’Djamena (Chad), Bamako (Mali), Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), and Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) took part in the video-conference of Ismail Serageldin (Chair of Knowledge against Poverty, 2010/2011) and the Universities of Hanoi, Danang (Vietnam) and Vientane (Laos) took part in that of Jean-Marie Tarascon (Chair of Sustainable Development, 2010/2011).

Creation of a Network of Junior Researchers around the Chair of “Knowledge against Poverty”

30In January 2012, with this same objective of fostering relations with countries of the South, the Collège de France invited seven junior researchers from Cameroon, Brazil, Centrafrique, Madagascar, and Vietnam to a three-week residency in Paris. During this time, they were able to follow Prof. Carneiro da Cunha’s lectures “For New Ways of Relating to Traditional Knowledge”. Twelve of these interns have benefited from financial support from the Collège de France Foundation to carry out a research project. The operation has been repeated under the supervision of Manuel Carneiro Da Cunha, Chair of “Knowledge against Poverty” for 2011/2012. The ultimate goal is to promote the development of a network of junior resear­chers from the South working on the themes addressed by the Chair of “Knowledge against Poverty”.

Partnership with the University of Tokyo (TDAi)

31Every two years the prestigious University of Tokyo (Tdai) organizes a Forum to promote its activities and encourage the development of new cooperation and exchanges, in association with some of the world’s leading research and higher education institutions.

32Stanford University, the National University of Singapore, and the leading universities of Beijing, Seoul, Sweden and the United Kingdom have been associated with these events. In 2011, the University of Tokyo chose French institutions for this event. The Forum took place from 17 to 21 October, in Paris and Lyon, on the theme of “The Frontiers of Knowledge”. The inaugural session was held at the Collège de France on 17 October, and involved several Collège de France professors (Profs Roger Chartier, Anne Cheng, Pierre Corvol, Alain Prochiantz, Jean-Noël Robert, and Pierre-Étienne Will). Following this event, a permanent partnership between the Collège de France and the University of Tokyo, should be signed shortly.

Wide-ranging International Outreach, thanks to the New Knowledge Technologies

33Since 2007, the Collège de France proposes, in open access, podcasts of lectures in audio and video, as well as the downloading of numerous textual documents. What was originally a pilot programme has been so successful that it has constantly grown and developed, owing to the simultaneous translation into English of most of the teaching cycles. A voice over is provided on the audio video, and texts (lecture notes and presentations) are translated. Some of the teaching cycles are translated into Chinese and Spanish, as well as English. In 2011, more than eighteen million hours of lectures were downloaded. The Collège de France thus aims to further the dissemination of knowledge, in line with its original mission, which is supported by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation.

Partnership Agreements and their Collège de France coordinators (in brackets)


34University Of Bonn (Profs Michel Zink and Don Zagier)

35Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin (Prof. John Scheid)


36Académie Royale De Belgique (Prof. Jean-Pierre Changeux)


37Federal University Of Rio De Janeiro (UFRJ And Brazilian Academy Of Sciences (Profs Roger Chartier and Jean-Christophe Yoccoz)

CREPUQ (Universités Québécoises)

38Peter Wall Institute For Advanced Studies (PWIAS)
University Of British Columbia
(Prof. Philippe Sansonetti)


39City University Of Hong Kong (Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji)

Czech Republic

40Charles University In Prague (Profs Jean-Marie Lehn and Michel Zink)


41Hebrew University Of Jerusalem/Institute For Advanced Studies (Prof. Gabriele Veneziano)


42Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Pisa (Prof. Gabriele Veneziano)

43Istituto Universitario Di Studi Superiori (IUSS), Pavia (Profs Stanislas Dehaene and John Scheid)

44University Of Trento (Profs Antoine Georges and Carlo Ossola)


45University Of Tokyo (TDai) (Profs Anne Cheng and Jean-Noël Robert)


46Saint-Joseph University, Beirut (Prof. Henry Laurens)


47University Of Lisbon


48Uppsala University (Prof. John Scheid)


49University Of Lausanne & École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (Epfl) (Prof. Thomas Römer)

United States

50University Of Chicago/France-Chicago Center (Profs Édouard Bard and Pierre Briant)

Teaching in france and abroad


51École normale supérieure de Paris, Prof. Édouard Bard, Climate and Ocean Evolution, “Niveaux marins passés et futurs”, October­ 2011 (1 seminar). Institut national polytechnique de Lorraine (ENSG Nancy), “L’Océan et le changement climatique”, November 2011 (1 lecture). Université de Bretagne occidentale, Prof. Thomas Römer, The Hebrew Bible and its Context, “L’Assyrie et la Bible”, December 2011 (2 lectures). Université Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, Prof. Marc Fontecave, Chemistry of Biological Processes, “Chimie et défis énergétiques du xxe siècle : du soleil aux nouvelles énergies”, March 2012 (3 lectures and 3 seminars). Université Pierre Mendes-France-Grenoble II, Prof. Roger Chartier, Writings and Cultures in Modern Europe, “Littérature et histoire. Les croisements de la culture écrite”, May 2012 (1 lecture). Université de Lyon (Fédération de physique André-Marie Ampère), Prof. Gabriele Veneziano, Elementary Particles, Gravitation and Cosmology, “De la corde hadronique à la gravitation quantique… et retour”, March 2012 (3 lectures and 3 seminars). Université de Nantes, Prof. Pierre Rosanvallon, Modern and Contemporary History of Politics, “Démocratie simple et démocratie complexe”, October 2011 (3 lectures). Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Prof. Antoine Labeyrie, Observational Astrophysics, “Exo–planètes, étoiles et galaxies : progrès de l’observation”, May 2012 (3 lectures and 3 seminars). Université de Strasbourg, Prof. John Scheid, Religion, Institutions and Society in Ancient Rome, “l’étude des cultes funéraires dans l’Italie antique et dans les provinces septen­trionales. Problèmes et difficultés”, March 2012 (4 seminars).


52Universidad de Buenos Aires, Faculdad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Prof. Serge Haroche, Quantum Physics, “Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics”, April 2012 (lecture series) Prof. Clément Sanchez, Chemistry of Hybrid Materials, “Design, Chemistry and Properties of Sol-Gel Derived Inorganic and Hybrid Material”, October 2011 (6 lectures). Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Prof. Anne Cheng, Intellectual History of China. 1. “Le concept de la souveraineté dans la Chine ancienne”. 2. “Les enjeux politiques de la formation du corpus canonique confucéen”, April 2012 (2 lectures).


53Macquarie University and Queensland University, Prof. Stanislas Dehaene, Experimental Cognitive Psychology, “The Organization of the Reading System: Universal Architecture and Individual Variability”, December 2011 (2 lectures and 2 seminars). Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Prof. Édouard Bard, Climate and Ocean Evolution, “Evolution of the Climate and the Ocean”.


54Académie royale de Belgique, Prof. Pierre Rosanvallon, Modern and Contemporary History of Politics, “Compliquer la démocratie pour l’accomplir”, April 2012 (2 lectures). University of Antwerp, Prof. Philippe Kourilsky, Molecular Immunology, “Systems Immunology”, March 2012 (1 lecture).


55Sun Yat-sen University, Canton (Zhongshan daxue, Guangzhou), Prof. Anne Cheng, Intellectual History of China, “Sinology and Philosophy”, September 2011 (1 lecture). The Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, Prof. Christine Petit, Genetic and Cellular Physiology, “Hereditary Deafness: from Genes to Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Hearing”, December 2011 (3 lectures).

Czech republic

56Charles University in Prague, Prof. Thomas Römer, The Hebrew Bible and its Contexts, “Les hypothèses récentes sur la formation du corpus biblique”, April 2012 (2 lectures). Prof. Michel Zink, Literatures of Medieval France, “Le chevalier humilié”, March 2012 (2 lectures).


57The National Centre for Biological Science, Bangalore, Prof. Spyros­ Artavanis-Tsakonas, Biology and Genetics of Development, “Exploring Cell Signalling and Signal Integration in the Proteome”, February 2012 (3 lectures).

58The National Centre for Biological Science, Bangalore, Prof. Spyros­ Artavanis-Tsakonas, Biology and Genetics of Development, “Exploring Cell Signalling and Signal Integration in the Proteome”, February 2012 (3 lectures).

59The National Centre for Biological Science, Bangalore, Prof. Spyros­ Artavanis-Tsakonas, Biology and Genetics of Development, “Exploring Cell Signalling and Signal Integration in the Proteome”, February 2012 (3 lectures).


60The Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Gilles Veinstein (†), Turkish and Ottoman History, “Diplomacy and Religions in the Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern Period”, May 2012.


62University of Naples Federico II, Prof. Jean–Pierre Brun, Techni­ques and Economics in the Ancient Mediterranean, “l’archeologia dell’energia nell’antichità”, April 2012 (2 lectures and 2 seminars). Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (Rome), Prof. Jean Kellens, Indo-Iranian Languages and Religions, “Du monothéisme des Gâthâs au polythéisme de l’Avesta récent ?” May 2012 (3 lectures and 3 seminars). University of Trento, Prof. Antoine Georges, Physics of Condensed Matter, “Physics of Ultra-Cold Fermions in Optical Lattices”, March 2012 (3 lectures and 2 seminars). Prof. John Scheid, Religion, Institutions and Society in Ancient Rome, “Luoghi di culto, obbligazioni cultuali e dei dopo la conquista romana delle provincie settentrionali”, February 2012 (3 lectures).


63Universität Bonn, Prof. Michel Zink, Literatures of Medieval France, “l’amour humilié”, April 2012 (2 lectures).

International visiting professors

Teaching in france and abroad


64Tokyo University, Prof. Anne Cheng, Intellectual History of China, “Le rôle de la culture japonaise de la traduction dans la modernité chinoise”, September 2011 (2 lectures).


65Pohan University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Prof. Don Zagier, Number Theory, “Mock Modular Forms and Mock Jacobi Forms”, April-May 2012 (lecture series).


66National University of Singapore, M. Serge Haroche, Quantum Physics, “Quantum Information with Atoms and Photons in Cavities”), February 2012 (lecture series).

67National University of Singapore, M. Serge Haroche, Quantum Physics, “Quantum Information with Atoms and Photons in Cavities”), February 2012 (lecture series).


68Uppsala University, Prof. Gabriele Veneziano, Elementary Particles, Gravitation and Cosmology, “Cordes, cosmologie et trous noirs”, May 2012 (3 lectures and 3 seminars). Prof. Philippe Descola, Anthropology of Nature, “The Structure and Agency of Images”, November 2011 (2 lectures and 2 seminars).


69Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) Prof. Édouard Bard, Climate and Ocean Evolution, “Past, Present and Future Sea Levels”, May 2012 (5 lectures).

United Kingdom

70University of Oxford, Prof. Jean-Pierre Brun, Techniques and Economics in the Ancient Mediterranean, “Archeology of Water-Mills in Italy and Gaul during the Roman Empire”, March 2012 (2 lectures and 2 seminars).

United states

71The University of Chicago, Prof. Roger Chartier, Writings and Cultures in Modern Europe, “The Author’s Hand and the Printer’s Mind (Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries”, “Cultural History and Textual Criticism”, November 2011 (1 lecture and 1 seminar).

72Prof. John Scheid, Religion, Institutions and Society in Ancient Rome, “What is a Sacred Grove at the beginning of the Empire? The Example of the lucus deae Diae in the Suburbium of Rome”, November 2011 (1 lecture and 2 seminars).

Visiting professors


73Prof. Michael JURSA, University of Vienna (Profs Pierre Briant and Jean-Marie Durand) 10-31 January 2012. 1. Achaemenid Babylonia: political history and administration. 2. Baby­lonia in the wider context of the Achaemenid Empire. 3. Aspects of the social and economic history of Babylonia under persian rule. 4. Continuities and ruptures in the history of Achaemenid Babylonia.

74Prof. Raphael ROSENBERG, University of Vienna (Prof. Roland Recht) 19 January - 9 February 2012, “Que fait l’œil du spectateur ? Pour une histoire de la perception des œuvres d’art”.


75Prof. Ortwin DALLY, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin (Prof. John Scheid) 5-26 October 2011. 1. La prétendue colonisation de la Grande Grèce : l’exploitation du monde méditerranéen et de la mer Noire comme espaces économiques et de communication. Prémices et débuts. 2. La perception linéaire et la description abstraite de l’espace. L’invention de la géo­graphie par les Grecs. 3. Les implantations nouvelles et l’identité de la population. Souvenir et mémoire. 4. La genèse de l’identité grecque : le rôle des sanctuaires panhelléniques.

76Prof. Hans van ESS, Munich University (Prof. Anne Cheng) 9 February 2012, “The Logical Composition of the First Chinese Dynastic Histories and its Impact on their Reading”.

77Prof. Dieter MESCHEDE, University of Bonn (Prof. Serge Haroche) 6-27 June 2012. 1. Single Atoms: Probing the Quantum World. 2. Single Atoms & Single Photons. 3. Quantum Walks and Digital Quantum Simulation. 4. Have we Forgotten to Properly Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Laser?


78Prof. Israel FINKELSTEIN, Tel-Aviv University (Prof. Thomas Römer) 9-28 February 2012. “The Emergence of the Northen Kingdom of Israel”.

79Prof. Yossi GARFINKEL, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Prof.
Thomas Römer) 23 May 2012, “Portable Shrines from ­Khirbet Qeiyafa and the Biblical Descriptions of Solomon Palace and Temple”.


80Prof. Andrea MORO, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Pavia (Prof. Stanislas Dehaene) 7 and 12 June 2012. 1. The Boundaries of Babel. The Brain and the Enigma of Impossible Languages. 2. How Much World is there in the Languages? A Case Study on the Relation between Mind and Reality.

81Prof. Antonio PANAINO, Bologna University (Prof. Jean Kellens) 12 January 2012, “Fire in Old Avestan Literature”.


82Prof. Eduardo RUIZ-HITZKY, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales, Madrid (Prof. Clément Sanchez) 4-25 October 2011. 1. Le four micro-ondes : de la cuisine à la chimie de synthèse. 2. Les argiles : une matière première pour des matériaux avancés. 3. Le “laboratoire intracristallin” et la chimie dans les espaces confines. 4. Les biohydrides, un nouveau type de matériaux à l’interface du monde minéral et du vivant.

83M. Jaume VALLCORBA PLANA, Writer and Editor (Profs Michel Zink and Marc Fumaroli) 9 and 16 February 2012, “Du Printemps au paradis. Des troubadours à Dante”.


84Prof. Bengt MANNERVIK, University of Uppsala (Prof. Marc Fontecave) 27 March - 3 April 2012. 1. Glutathione transferases, detoxication, cancer and longevity. 2. Tiselius: Pioneer in separation science and the first professor of biochemistry in Sweden. 3. Molecular quasi-species in evolution applied to the engineering of promiscuous glutathione transferases.

85Prof. Tord EKELÖF, University of Uppsala (Prof. Gabriele Veneziano) 6-27 June 2012. 1. Pourquoi poursuivons-nous la recherche sur les particules élémentaires ? 2. Les derniers exploits du Grand Collisionneur LHC au CERN. 3. Accélérateurs de particules pour la science et pour la société. 4. The Search for Charged Higgs at LHC.


86Prof. Jean-Daniel MACCHI, University of Geneva (Prof. Thomas Römer) 10 October - 2 November 2011, “The Book of Esther: Reflections on a Diasporic Literature in Judaism in the Period of the Second Temple”.


87Aicha BEN ABED BEN KHEDER, Research Director, Tunisian National Heritage Institute (Prof. John Scheid) November 2011, “Les maisons de Thuburbo Majus (Tunisie) et leur décor mosaïqué”.

United Kingdom

88Prof. Gilbert ACHCAR, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (Prof. Henry Laurens) May 2012, “The ‘Great Arab Revolt’ of the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Ongoing Upheaval in the Arabic-Speaking World”.

89Prof. Riet van BREMEN, University College London (Prof. Denis Knoepfler) May - June 2012, “Les Néoi dans le monde hellé­nistique”.

United States

90Prof. Sydney ALTMAN, Yale University (Prof. Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas) 6 and 13 December 2012.

911. Origin of Life: The RNA World. 2. A Small Step in the RNA World: Rnase P and drugs.

92Prof. Andrew ARATO, New School for Social Research, New York (Prof. Pierre Rosanvallon) March 2012, “Theory and Practice of Post Sovereign Constituent Power”.

93Prof. Charles Jeffrey BRINKER, University of New Mexico (Prof. Clément Sanchez) June 2012.

941. Evaporation Induced Self-Assembly of Porous and Composite Nanostructures. 2. Protocells (Nanoporous Particle Supported Lipid Bilayers) for Targeted Drug Delivery. 3. Replicating Cellular Life Forms in Silica. 4. Biotic/Abiotic Materials: Behaviour of Cells in Nanostructural Isolation.

95Prof. Michael BROWN, University of Southwestern Texas Medical Center (Profs Jean-Pierre Changeux and Pierre Corvol), May - June 2012.

961. Why Heart Attacks? 2. The Story of Statins. 3. Surviving Starvation. 4. Parnerships, Puzzles and Paradigms – The Joy of a Forty Year Scientific Collaboration.

97Prof. Michael DETLEFSEN, Notre-Dame University (Profs Claudine Tiercelin and Jacques Bouveresse), 10 and 20 October 2011. “Axiomatization, Formalization, and Completeness, Part I and II”.

98Prof. Chris FARAONE, University of Chicago (Prof. John Scheid), 18 October - 15 November 2011. “Ancient Greek Amulets”.

99Prof. Alvin GOLDMAN, Rutgers University (Prof. Claudine Tiercelin) 9 and 19 March 2012.

1001. Interpersonal Social Epistemology: Testimony and Reliance on Experts. 2. Institutional Social Epistemology: Democracy, Power, and Knowledge.

101Prof. Anthony GRAFTON, University of Princeton (Prof. Roger Chartier) 6-22 June 2012, “Corrections et correcteurs d’imprimerie dans l’Europe de la Renaissance”.

102Prof. Gabriel KOTLIAR, Rutgers University, Princeton (Prof. Antoine Georges), 3-17 October 2011, “Strong Correlations and High Temperature Superconductivity”.

103Prof. Rasheed KHALIDI, Columbia University, New-York (Prof. Henry Laurens), 12 March - 2 April 2012, “Three Moments: The United States and the Palestinians”.

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