A Partnership Agreement between the Institut français de Tunisie and the Collège de France
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Source: La lettre, no. 36, May 2013
1On 15 March 2013, the longstanding relations between the Institut français de Tunisie and the Collège de France led to an agreement signed by Valéry Freland, Director of the Institut français de Tunisie, and John Scheid, Vice-Administrateur of the Collège de France.
2Since the winter of 2007, when Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and Claude Hagège inaugurated the lecture series, four different professors have delivered annual lectures in Tunis, in a scientific venue, in another one open to a large public, and in a high school. Over the past six years, 28 professors have taken turns to present their recent research in Tunis, to engage with the Tunisian public, and to make contacts with colleagues and PhD students.
3During this visit, Professor John Scheid and Yannick Le Roux, scientific cooperation attaché, who was the soul of the project for several years, visited heads of the partner institutions hosting these events. They first met with the Vice-Chancellor of the Université de Tunis, Hmaïd Ben Aziza, and with the Dean of the Faculté des sciences humaines et sociales de Tunis, Noureddine Kridis. Then, with the Principals of the lycées français Pierre Mendès-France (Mutuelleville) and Gustave Flaubert (La Marsa), and with two teachers who coordinated the lectures in these schools, they discussed how to improve the dialogue between visiting professors and high-school pupils. For the students too these visits were memorable events, especially, for instance, for the young student whom Xavier Le Pichon sent to stand in the corner during his lecture. The afternoon was devoted to discussions with Khaled Ghédira, Chairman of the Cité des Sciences, Jilani Lamloumi, Vice-Chancellor of the Université Virtuelle de Tunis, and Kamel Gaha, Head of the Bibliothèque nationale, who either host or broadcast our lectures.
4All of the partners expressed their satisfaction with the way the lecture series were run, noting that they saw them as a tangible sign of the longstanding cultural and scientific relations between France and Tunisia.
Lectures in Tunis by Collège de France’s Professors
• 2007: Claude COHEN-TANNOUDJI, Claude HAGèGE, Jacques LIVAGE, Nicolas GRIMAL, Christine PETIT, Jean-Marie DURAND
• 2007-2008: John SCHEID, Pierre CORVOL, Pierre-Louis LIONS, Jean-Pierre CHANGEUX, Nicole LE DOUARIN
• 2008-2009: Michael EDWARDS, Antoine COMPAGNON, Alain PROCHIANTZ, Xavier LE PICHON
• 2009-2010: Michel ZINK, Anne CHENG, Esther DUFLO, Mathias FINK
• 2010-2011: Serge HAROCHE, Gérard BERRY
• 2011-2012: Henry LAURENS, Pierre ROSANVALLON, Marc FONTECAVE, Jean-Marie TARASCON
• 2012-2013: Claudine TIERCELIN, Jean-Pierre BRUN, Pierre BRIANT
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