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September 2018

Sep 25

SEP 25

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Ten Years on: Reflections on the Economic and Political Legacy of the Financial Crisis for Europe

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture/Conference:

Ten Years on: Reflections on the Economic and Political Legacy of the Financial Crisis for Europe

Pierre Moscovici, in conversation with Adam Tooze

To RSVP, please cick here. Join us for a conversation between Pierre Moscovici and Adam Tooze, followed by a Q&A. Pierre Moscovici is the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation, and Customs, and the former French...   Read More

Ten Years on: Reflections on the Economic and Political Legacy of the Financial Crisis for Europe

Sep 26

SEP 26

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Agora Europe Series

6:00 PM–8:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference/Panel Discussion:

Agora Europe Series

Migration and the European Political Space: The Future is at the Borders

To RSVP, please click here. With Etienne Balibar, Jean Cohen, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Lydia Goehr, Stephen Holmes, Carlo Invernizzi, David Johnston, Giulia Oskian, Silvana Patriarca, David Ragazzoni, Rui Tavares, Nadia Urbinati, Achille Varzi, Nicolas De...   Read More

Agora Europe Series
October 2018

Oct 4

OCT 4

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Iuventa

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Panel Discussion:

Iuventa

Michele Cinque, 2018, 92 min.

To RSVP, please click here. A film screening and discussion with director Michele Cinque, in conversation with Carlo Invernizzi Accetti, Rajan Menon, Adam Tooze, and Nadia Urbinati. This event marks the launch of "Thinking Europe Now," a new...   Read More

Iuventa

Oct 5

OCT 5

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Music at the Maison Française (M@MF)

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Performance:

Music at the Maison Française (M@MF)

A concert by Hana Mizuta and Lucie Ticho

To RSVP, please click here. Bach’s Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011, Prelude; Schubert’s Impromptu No. 3, Op. 90; Fauré’s Papillon for Cello and Piano, Op. 77; Schubert’s “Schwanengesang”, D. 957, 4. Ständchen; Schubert’s Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821.   Read More

Music at the Maison Française (M@MF)

Oct 8

OCT 8

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Writing History from a Crime: The Violette Nozière Case

7:00 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference/Panel Discussion:

Writing History from a Crime: The Violette Nozière Case

Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini, in conversation with Stephane Gerson

To RSVP, please click here. *Talk in French with English translation In the summer of 1933, in Paris, an 18-year old woman poisoned her parents and the crime became a great cause célèbre of the interwar era. This talk will present a new...   Read More

Writing History from a Crime: The Violette Nozière Case

Oct 10

OCT 10

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Marriage and Slavery in the Early Portuguese Atlantic World

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference/Panel Discussion:

Marriage and Slavery in the Early Portuguese Atlantic World

Charlotte de Castelnau-L'Estoile, in conversation with Amy Chazkel and Natasha Lightfoot

To RSVP, please click here. Marriage played a crucial role in the making of a Catholic slavery-based society such as that of Brazil from the 16th century to the 19th century. Historical sources such as legal documents and petitions from slaves can shed light on the...   Read More

Marriage and Slavery in the Early Portuguese Atlantic World

Oct 11

OCT 11

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Claude Lévi-Strauss, our contemporary

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference/Panel Discussion:

Claude Lévi-Strauss, our contemporary

 

Emmanuelle Loyer, in conversation with Emmanuelle Saada and Camille Robcis

To RSVP, please click here. *In French with English translation Emmanuelle Loyer recently published a widely acclaimed biography on French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, which has just been translated into English as...   Read More

Claude Lévi-Strauss, our contemporary

Oct 12

OCT 12

1:00 PM–3:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Women\'s Voices, Women\'s Stories

1:00 PM–3:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Roundtable Discussion:

Women's Voices, Women's Stories

Jeanne Balibar in conversation with historians Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini, Emmanuelle Loyer, and Charlotte de Castelnau-L’Estoile, moderated by Emmanuelle Saada

To RSVP, please click here. Violette Nozière, the criminal, Delphine Seyrig, the actress, Páscoa, the slave. French actress Jeanne Balibar grapples with these three figures in a roundtable conversation with three French historians who have researched...   Read More

Women\'s Voices, Women\'s Stories

Oct 15

OCT 15

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française 2nd Floor, Buell Hall

Book Club:

Book Club

Les Échelles du Levant by Amin MaaloufModerated by Dr. Robert April   Read More

Book Club

Oct 16

OCT 16

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Earth at Risk: Natural Capital and the Quest for Sustainability

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference/Panel Discussion:

Earth at Risk: Natural Capital and the Quest for Sustainability

Claude Henry, in conversation with Scott Barrett, Gavin Schmidt and Stephen Heintz

To RSVP, please click here. We are squandering our planet’s natural capital—its biodiversity, water and soil, and climate stability—at a blistering pace. Major changes must be made to steer our planet and people away from our current, doomed...   Read More

Earth at Risk: Natural Capital and the Quest for Sustainability

Oct 18

OCT 18

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Variations on a French Theme

7:00 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Performance:

Variations on a French Theme

Louise Dubin and Julia Bruskin on cello and Spencer Myer on piano

To RSVP, please click here. A salon concert of duos, sonatas and showpieces by Debussy, Auguste Franchomme, Chopin, Fauré, Saint-Saens, Koechlin, and Poulenc. Some historically pertinent tidbits will be explained from the stage by Louise Dubin. FULL...   Read More

Variations on a French Theme

Oct 23

OCT 23

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Rated Agency: Investee Politics in a Speculative Age

6:30 PM–8:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference/Panel Discussion:

Rated Agency: Investee Politics in a Speculative Age

Lecture by Michel Feher, in conversation with Bernard Harcourt and Adam Tooze, moderated by Camille Robcis

To RSVP, please click here. The hegemony of finance compels a new orientation for everyone and everything: companies care more about the moods of their shareholders than about longstanding commercial success; governments subordinate citizen welfare to appeasing...   Read More

Rated Agency: Investee Politics in a Speculative Age

Oct 24

OCT 24

6:30 PM–9:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Checks and Balances (Contrepouvoirs)

6:30 PM–9:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

Checks and Balances (Contrepouvoirs)

Malek Bensmaïl, 2015, 97 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Screening and discussion with filmmaker Malek Bensmaïl, in conversation with Madeleine Dobie. Algerian documentary filmmaker Malek Bens­maïl set up his camera in the news­room of the famous daily paper El...   Read More

Checks and Balances (Contrepouvoirs)

Oct 25

OCT 25

6:30 PM–8:45 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Battle of Algiers: A Film Within History

6:30 PM–8:45 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

The Battle of Algiers: A Film Within History

Malek Bensmaïl, 2017, 117 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Screening and discussion with filmmaker Malek Bensmaïl. With excep­tio­nal archival mate­rials and many inter­views (Alge­ria, France, Italy, United-States) Malek Bensmaïl’s...   Read More

The Battle of Algiers: A Film Within History

Oct 29

OCT 29

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Threatening Gender

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference/Panel Discussion:

Threatening Gender

Eric Fassin, introduced by Camille Robcis and George Chauncey

To RSVP, please click here. Gender studies have long faced indifference. But today, they are confronted with two symmetrical problems: instrumentalization and rejection. On the one hand, the rhetoric of “sexual democracy” has been mobilized for...   Read More

Threatening Gender
November 2018

Nov 7

NOV 7

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Steps to Liberty (Les Marches de la Liberté)

6:30 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Panel Discussion:

Steps to Liberty (Les Marches de la Liberté)

A film by Rokhaya Diallo (2013, 52 min.) Screening followed by a discussion with Nora Philippe and Maboula Soumahoro

To RSVP, please click here. Opening night of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts. Fifty years after the Civil Rights March in Washington DC and the...   Read More

Steps to Liberty (Les Marches de la Liberté)

Nov 716

NOV 716

MAISON FRANÇAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL & LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM

Blackness in French and Francophone Film

   MAISON FRANÇAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL & LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM

Film Series:

Blackness in French and Francophone Film

A Film Series Presented by the Columbia Maison Française, co-sponsored by School of the Arts and curated by Nora Philippe with the participation of Maboula Soumahoro

Films are free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English. France doesn’t have a word for speaking about “blackness” and has just removed the word “race” from its Constitution. However, a new generation of black French women directors is...   Read More

Blackness in French and Francophone Film

Nov 8

NOV 8

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Black Girl (La Noire de…)

6:30 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Panel Discussion:

Black Girl (La Noire de…)

A film by Ousmane Sembène (1966, 65 min.). Screening followed by a conversation with Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Mamadou Diouf, Maboula Soumahoro and Nora Philippe

To RSVP, please click here. Part of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts. Ousmane Sembène was one of the world's greatest and most...   Read More

Black Girl (La Noire de…)

Nov 9

NOV 9

4:30 PM–6:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Master Class with Director Amandine Gay

4:30 PM–6:30 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture:

Master Class with Director Amandine Gay

After her master class, Amandine Gay will be joined by Maboula Soumahoro and Nora Philippe

To RSVP, please click here. MASTER CLASS BY AMANDINE GAY: "A CHILD OF MINE" ON INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION Amandine Gay is the new name in  “French guerilla cinema” and Afro-feminist cinema. She wrote, directed, produced and...   Read More

Master Class with Director Amandine Gay

Nov 10

NOV 10

2:00 PM–5:00 PM

KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM, LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 615 W. 129TH STREET

Speak Up (Ouvrir la Voix)

2:00 PM–5:00 PM    Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129th Street

Film/Panel Discussion:

Speak Up (Ouvrir la Voix)

A film by Amandine Gay (2017, 122 min.). Screening followed by a Q&A with Amandine Gay, Farah Griffin, and Maboula Soumahoro

To RSVP, please click here. Part of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts What does it mean to be a black woman in francophone Europe today? Rather...   Read More

Speak Up (Ouvrir la Voix)