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Conference on “Oasis Major,” a PUF Project

Students at the archaeological site with Egyptian workers. Students at the archaeological site with Egyptian workers.

To share the significant achievements resulting from their collaboration as Partner University Fund (PUF) grantees, American and French teams involved in the “Oasis major” project will present a two-day conference, “Oasis Magna: Kharga and Dakhla Oases in Antiquity,” at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, on September 19 and 20, 2014.


France Honors Prof. James E. Rothman, a 2011 PUF Laureate, with the Legion of Honor

Ambassador François Delattre, Frédéric Pincet, James E. Rothman and Eric Perez.

On April 4, 2014, the rank of officer of the Legion of Honor was conferred by Ambassador François Delattre on Yale University’s Professor James E. Rothman, an exceptional scientist whose research work focuses on the essential biochemical communication inside the body.


Aurignacian Genius: Art, Technology and Society of the first Modern Humans in Europe

Aurignacian-Genius-General-Public-red-1 Symposium on Tuesday April 9, 2013

The New York University Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (UMI CNRS-NYU) organizes a public symposium entitled “Aurignacian Genius: Art, Technology and Society of the first Modern Humans in Europe” on Tuesday April 9, 2013.


French Colloque “French and American Perspectives on Food and Health”

This summit was held the 5th of December and brought together French and American experts and researchers from different academic disciplines as well as professional chefs, and government officials for a transatlantic perspective on this most elemental, though hardly simple, activity every human being must perform: feeding ourselves. It was inspired by an innovative three-year research collaboration, begun in 2009, between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). The program, 21st Century Cuisine, Nutrition and Genetics in France and the U.S., is supported by the French Embassy through the Partner University Fund (PUF), a public-private partnership between the Government of France and individual American donors.


Tuesday September 20th 2011: Conference of the French Association of Plant Biotechnology with the Collaboration of the SAF-Farmers on « PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY : ENVIRONMENT, FOOD, HEALTH. WHAT FUTURE ? »

Agnès Ricroch from AgroParisTech presents the Symposium “Plant biotechnology : Environment, Food, Health, What Future? ” that will be held in Paris, the 20th of September. Professor Shelby Fleischer from PennState University will attend the event, as well as Axel Kahn, President of the Université Paris 5 – René Descartes.


Conference on transatlantic cooperation in higher education in Montpellier (04/05/2011)

Presentation / Material of the Conference in Montpelllier held on the April, the 4th 2011 :

The key players of the transatlantic cooperation in higher education attended to the conference: Alan Goodman, President and CEO of IIE, representatives of the French Ministry of foreign affairs and Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Cultural and Scientific Counselors at the French Embassy, the President of the PRES Montpellier and Professors of American universities. The conference was opened by the President of the PRES Montpellier, Mrs Dominique Deville de Perrière. Two panels were organized : examples of best practices of the scientific and academic transatlantic cooperation and tools at a national level for higher education and scientific collaboration.


6th-10th June 2011 : 1st French-American Workshop on Electronics Materials at the Interface with Biology

The Centre Microelectronique de Provence (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne), PUF laureate 2010 with the Nanobiotechnology Center of Cornell University with the project “Interdisciplinary Research and Training Collaboration on Biotechnology” will organize a workshop on the 6th June 2011 in Provence. This 4-days event on electronics materials at the interface with biology will be held in the beautiful setting of île de Porquerolles  in the Provence-Côte-d’Azur region.

Registration deadline : 23th May, 2011

More info on the website : French-American Workshop on Electronic Materials at the Interface with Biology

Poster : Workshop on Electronic Materials at the Interface with Biology






The conference “September 11-12 : the individual and the state face with terrorism” will be hold at the Embassy of France on the 18th and 19th April. These two days are organized by Denis Peschanski, PUF grantee 2009 for the project “Memory and Memorialization” and are sponsored by le Mémorial de Caen, NYU, le CNRS, le PUF, 9/11 Memorial Musem, FACE, l’ENS Cachan. The specialists of this interdisciplinary topic will  lead the 4 sequences of the conference will be “The psyche put to the test of terrorism”, “The individual/society indetermination”, “Big narratives and individual memory” and “Reaction of the state”.

Free admission

Schedule : Schedule Conference Washington

Registration : Conference Washington Registration


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