French network of humanities and social sciences research institutes abroad conference (14 March 2018)
The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) are organizing a conference on 14 March with the network of their humanities and social sciences research institutes abroad, the UMIFRE (Unités mixtes des instituts français de recherche à l’étranger).
Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, will speak at 15:00. The event will be concluded by Antoine Petit, president of CNRS.
The afternoon of the conference is open to the public (registration is required) and includes two round table discussions with researchers and diplomats regarding the following themes: "How does research nourish politics?" (with examples from the areas of migration, the control of the internet and the trafficking of cultural goods) and "The radicalization of the world".
UMIFRE: A network promoting France’s scientific exchanges and influence
Present in more than 30 countries, the UMIFRE network is a unique tool that promotes France’s scientific exchanges and influence. Field research, training, the dissemination of scientific information and the debate of ideas are at the heart of the action of these interdisciplinary institutes, which develop research programs related to the history of civilizations or that respond to current issues such as climate change, migration, urban planning and democratic transitions.
The institutes welcome students and researchers, consolidate the scientific cooperation that France leads with their host country and enrich France’s scientific and intellectual arenas. They are also a tool for analyzing and assisting with the diplomatic decisions.
More information on UMIFRE (in French)
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