The aim of the Center is to develop interdisciplinary conversations and build long-term networks of cooperation between Stanford and France. It is part of Stanford Global Studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

To date, the Center has been focusing on four initiatives:
  • Conferences exploring significant issues for our two societies, especially those where there are divergent French and American approaches to these issues.
  • Seed funding for collaborative projects between Stanford and French researchers, especially those that encourage multidisciplinary approaches in research, hold promise for longer-term cooperation, and benefit younger researchers.
  • Fellowships for undergraduate, graduate students.
  • Visits and exchanges of faculty, researchers, and students.