Distinguished Chair Award
The Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair in American Studies was offered for the first time in 2005, marking the bicentennial of the birth of Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous french historian and politician and author of "Democracy in America".
The award aims to reinforce collaborative research between France and the United States in France by developing the latest trends in American studies.
Since 2010, the chair position is open to all fields. Fields of specialization can include: public administration, arts, art history, cinema, law, economics, history, literature, philosophy, public policy, religion, international relations, political science, social sciences.
It is financed by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Franco-American Commission.
Current Distinguished Chair Awardee
(Jan 2013 - June 2013)
Dr. Michel Rosenfeld
Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights
Director of the Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Hosted by Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
UMR de Droit comparé de Paris I
Hélène RUIZ FABRI
Directrice de l’Ecole de droit de la Sorbonne
Listen to his inaugural lecture (in French)
Dr. Pamela Ronald
Professor of Plant Pathology
Faculty at the Genome Center
University of California – Davis
Hosted by Université de Montpellier 2 and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
UMR Résistance des Plantes aux Bioagresseurs RPB (IRD-CIRAD-U. Montpellier 2)
Directeur de Recherche, Directeur de l’UMR