The Center for French Studies has established close relationships with a number of centers and schools in France. The purpose of these relationships is to develop joint-research projects, faculty and student exchanges, and possibly even cooperation in outreach activities. Among the institutions that the Center has set up a working relationship with are:
Le Laboratoire des Sciences Sociales (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris)
Le Centre Américain (IEP, Paris)
Le Centre d'Analyse et d'Intervention Sociologique (CADIS et EHESS)
The Center for French Studies aims at organizing conferences emanating from the work conducted by the joint research groups.
During the 2003-2004 academic year, the Center sponsored two major conferences. Both conferences brought to Princeton a large number of French scholars and policy-makers. The titles of the conferences were: The New Cleavages in France and Europe in the Emerging International System . The conferences were co-sponsored with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Woodrow Wilson School, the Lichtenstein Institute for Self-Determination, and the Program in European Studies. The conferences were held at Princeton University the weekends of October 2-5 and October 9-12. We were honored to have French Ambassador Jean-David Levitte as the keynote speaker at the conference on France.