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Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Professor of French and Romance Philology; Chair, Department of French and Romance Philology
School: 
School of the Arts
Department: 
French and Romance Philology Department
Office: 
522 Philosophy Hall
Email: 
sd2456@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-3907
Appointments
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee, Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi
  • Member, Committee on Global Thought
Biography

Souleymane Bachir Diagne received his academic training in France. An alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, he holds an agrégation in Philosophy (1978) and he took his Doctorat d’État in philosophy at the Sorbonne (1988) where he also took his BA (1977). His field of research includes history of logic, history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy and literature. He is the author of Boole, l’oiseau de nuit en plein jour (Paris: Belin, 1989), Comment philosopher en Islam (Paris: Panama, 2008), Islam and the Open Society: Fidelity and Movement in the Philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal, Dakar, Codesria 2011 (an English translation of his Islam et société ouverte, la fidélité et le mouvement dans la pensée de Muhammad Iqbal, Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose, 2001), African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude, Seagull, 2011 (an English translation of his Léopold Sédar Senghor: l’art africain comme philosophie ,Paris: Riveneuve Editions, 2007). His latest book, Bergson postcolonial L’élan vital dans la pensée de Léopold Sédar Senghor et de Mohamed Iqbal, Paris, Editions du CNRS, 2011) was awarded the Dagnan-Bouveret prize by the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences for 2011. Souleymane Bachir Diagne’s teaching interests include history of early modern philosophy, philosophy and Sufism in the Islamic world, African philosophy and literature, twentieth century French philosophy.

Research & Other Works
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An Automated Approach to Map Winter Cropped Area of Smallholder Farms across Large Scales Using MODIS Imagery
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Estimates of fire emissions from an active deforestation region in the southern Amazon based on satellite data and biogeochemical modelling
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Land-use dynamics influence estimates of carbon sequestration potential in tropical second-growth forest
Data from: Fragmentation increases wind disturbance impacts on forest structure and carbon stocks in a Western Amazonian landscape
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Is voluntary certification of tropical agricultural commodities achieving sustainability goals for small-scale producers? A review of the evidence
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Factors associated with long-term species composition in dry tropical forests of Central India
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Effectiveness of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for reducing fires on oil palm concessions in Indonesia from 2012 to 2015
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Regional air quality impacts of future fire emissions in Sumatra and Kalimantan
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Public health impacts of the severe haze in Equatorial Asia in September-October 2015: demonstration of a new framework for informing fire management strategies to reduce downwind smoke exposure
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Fire emissions and regional air quality impacts from fires in oil palm, timber, and logging concessions in Indonesia
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Mapping Species Composition of Forests and Tree Plantations in Northeastern Costa Rica with an Integration of Hyperspectral and Multitemporal Landsat Imagery
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Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecosystem Change: an Overview
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Biophysical and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Forest Transitions at Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales
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High-yield oil palm expansion spares land at the expense of forests in the Peruvian Amazon
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Land cover change interacts with drought severity to change fire regimes in Western Amazonia
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Sensitivity of crop cover to climate variability: Insights from two Indian agro-ecoregions
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Winter crop sensitivity to inter-annual climate variability in central India
Article
Mapping cropping intensity of smallholder farms: A comparison of methods using multiple sensors
Article
El Niño and health risks from landscape fire emissions in southeast Asia
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North Tropical Atlantic influence on western Amazon fire season variability
 
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