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Paris IAS Ideas

08 sep 2023 14:00 - 07 jun 2024 14:00

The “Paris IAS Ideas” online talk series features short and stimulating presentations from fellows of the Paris Institute for Advanced Study. The talks mark the beginning of 1-month writing residencies in which fellows will write a paper with the “definitive” version of an idea of concept they have been working on for years.

Short, 20-minute presentations will be followed by interdisciplinary discussions with researchers across social sciences and humanities. Everyone is welcome to attend and contribute to the debates that will inform the fellows’ work at the Paris IAS.

Practical Information

All talks will be in English and take place:
- Online on Zoom, with previous registration to the whole series here: http://bit.ly/IASIdeas
- Each monthly session will have 3 talks starting at 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM CET.
Please check the program below for speakers and times.

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September 2023

Friday 08

  • Juan Pablo Caicedo (Universidad Javeriana, Colombia – Bogota City Administration) – Reimagining Urban Transportation: Green Corridors as Catalysts for Materializing a 15-mintute City in Bogotá

October 2023

Friday 06

  • 2pm CET : Paul Rozin (University of Pennsylvania) – Food worlds of French and American
  • 3pm CET : Virginia Valian (Hunter College - CUNY) – Are executive functions immutable?
  • 4pm CET : Tamar Flash (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel) – Connections between our modeling work on space-time geometries and the brain

November 2023

Friday 10

  • Angelo Torre (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy) – Commons as local institutions
  • Björn Wittrock (Academia Europeae, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study) – Social Theory and World History: Rethinking a Century of Occidentalism
  • Zhiyuan Cui (Tsinghua University) – Interrogating Modernity: Hans Blumenberg and Roberto Unger Compared
  • Jim Hollan (UCSD) – Network-of-Networks Collaboratory to Address the Grand Challenge of the Future of Information Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

December 2023

Friday 08

  • Jonathan Glasser (William & Mary) – Patrimony as Inalienability
  • Vladimir Pinheiro Safatle (Sao Paulo University) – Nature can only exist where it is destroyed: Politically constructing freedom as heteronomy without servitude

January 2024

Friday 05

  • Andrea Pinotti (Università Statale di Milano) – Cyber-Theo. Reflections on the Theological roots of Contemporary digital Technologies
  • Uichol Kim (Inha University) – Understanding the software of the mind, co-creativity, and cultural transformations: With a specific focus on the secrets to happiness, success, and sustainable communities
  • John Krumm (University of Southern California) – Personal data privacy

February 2024

Friday 02

  • Jean Decety (University of Chicago) – Exploring the dark side of morality
  • Philippe Rochat (Emory University) – The need for self-abandonment and stepping out of mind

March 2024

Friday 04

  • Robert Pasnau (University of Colorado Boulder) – How voluntarism influenced the broader culture of the later Middle Ages
  • Alberto Fergusson (Universidad del Rosario)– Applications of Accompanied Autoanalysis (Selfrehabilitation) (AA) in novel scenarios
  • Sergejus Muravjovas (Transparency International Lithuania) – A novel anti-corruption approach to reduce bribery in healthcare
  • Helga Nowotny (ETH Zurich – ERC) – The Illusion of Control

April 2024

Friday 05

  • Salvatore Maria Aglioti (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) – Brains and bodies in the metaverse
  • Barry Rogers (London School of Economics) – Post-program implementation at a European multinational
  • Itzhak Fried (UCLA) – The Brain that Pull the Triggers: New Insights into Syndrome E

May 2024

Friday 03

  • Leor Zmigrod (University of Cambridge) – The Science of Ideological Consciousness: Building an Empirically-Informed Political Philosophy of Mind
  • Colette Colligan (Université d’Angers) – Digital Discovery and Fake Imprints: Unmasking Turn-of-the-Century Pornographers in Paris
  • Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli (King’s College London) – Legislating on climate change: Insights from citizens’ assemblies
  • Ed Hutchins (UCSD)– Generative AI meets distributed cognition and cognitive ethnography

June 2024

Friday 07

  • Robert Desjarlais (Sarah Lawrence College, New York) – Phenomenological Approaches in Anthropology
  • Raluca Grosescu (National University of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania) – Corporate Accountability for Gross Human Rights Violations: A Fragmented Cause
  • Alena Ledeneva (University College London) – Informality: 50 years on
  • Patrick Haggard (University College London) – Review of the cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience of human voluntary action
07 Jun 2024 14:00
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