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March 2019

Mar 26

MAR 26

3:00 PM–7:30 PM

COLUMBIA GLOBAL CENTERS | PARIS, REID HALL 4, RUE DE CHEVREUSE 75006 PARIS

Marlyse Condé, A Writer for Our Times / Marlyse Condé, une écrivaine pour notre temps

3:00 PM–7:30 PM    Columbia Global Centers | Paris, Reid Hall 4, rue de Chevreuse 75006 Paris

Conference:

Marlyse Condé, A Writer for Our Times / Marlyse Condé, une écrivaine pour notre temps 

To RSVP, please click here. A celebration of the work of the acclaimed writer and winner of the 2018 "New Nobel" prize in literature with interventions by critics, activists, and students. Une célébration de l’œuvre de...   Read More

Marlyse Condé, A Writer for Our Times / Marlyse Condé, une écrivaine pour notre temps

Mar 27

MAR 27

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

I Am Not Your Negro

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

Film:

I Am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck, 2017, 93 minutes

To RSVP, please click hereHaitian filmmaker Raoul Peck's brilliant documentary on racism in America is an essential work for our era, drawing a clear line from the Civil Rights struggle to today's Black Lives Matter movement via the thought of James...   Read More

I Am Not Your Negro

Mar 28

MAR 28

3:30 PM–8:00 PM

TEACHERS COLLEGE, COWIN AUDITORIUM, 525 W. 120TH ST.

CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE US & FRANCE: Confronting Hatred and Threats to Democracy

3:30 PM–8:00 PM    Teachers College, Cowin Auditorium, 525 W. 120th St.

Conference:

CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE US & FRANCE: Confronting Hatred and Threats to Democracy

The conference will explore the teaching of civic education in France and the United States within the larger context of citizenship, identity, and immigration. How do our schools--institutions charged with preparing students to be civic participants--confront racism,...   Read More

CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE US & FRANCE: Confronting Hatred and Threats to Democracy

Mar 28

MAR 28

4:00 PM–5:30 PM

LOW LIBRARY ROTUNDA

Rising Inequality and Globalization

4:00 PM–5:30 PM    Low Library Rotunda

Lecture:

Rising Inequality and Globalization

Thomas Piketty

Distinguished Lecture in the Just Societies Series, organized by Dean Fredrick Harris This event is full. It will be livestreamed. Check back for details. To find out more, please click    Read More

Rising Inequality and Globalization
April 2019

Apr 2

APR 2

6:00 PM–9:15 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Discussion & 2nd Screening: I Am Not Your Negro

6:00 PM–9:15 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

Discussion & 2nd Screening: I Am Not Your Negro

Discussion with Karim Clesca and Henry Adebonojo. Film by Raoul Peck, 2017, 93 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck's brilliant documentary on racism in America is an essential work for our era, drawing a clear line from the Civil Rights struggle to today's Black Lives Matter movement via the thought of James...   Read More

Discussion & 2nd Screening: I Am Not Your Negro

Apr 4

APR 4

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Workshop (L\'Atelier)

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

Film:

The Workshop (L'Atelier)

Robin Camillo, Laurent Cantet, 2017, 113 min.

To RSVP, please click hereIn The Workshop, acclaimed writer-director Laurent Cantet takes an illuminating approach to a variety of key issues haunting contemporary France. Olivia, a successful Parisian novelist, has been hired to spend the...   Read More

The Workshop (L\'Atelier)

Apr 5

APR 5

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Music Performance Program

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

Performance:

Music Performance Program

A piano concert by Mia Bramel and Forrest Eimold

To RSVP, please click hereConcert of piano pieces by Schumann, Chopin, and Debussy. Presented as part of the Music Performance Program by the Department of Music and Maison Francaise. FORREST EIMOLD, Piano Robert Schumann, Fantasie...   Read More

Music Performance Program

Apr 5

APR 5

3:00 PM–5:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Art, Theft and Restitution

3:00 PM–5:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Roundtable Discussion:

Art, Theft and Restitution

A Roundtable with Ariella Azoulay, Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Brian Wallis, moderated by Marianne Hirsch and Andreas Huyssen

To RSVP, please click here. The pivotal Savoy/Sarr report calls for thousands of artworks currently in French museums to be returned to the West African communities from which they were stolen. Museums and collections across the world are currently...   Read More

Art, Theft and Restitution

Apr 12

APR 12

10:00 AM–6:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Proust 2019

10:00 AM–6:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference:

Proust 2019

To RSVP, please click hereIn 1919, Marcel Proust was officially recognized as a great writer when the second volume of his magnum opus was awarded France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. This conference, in honor of the centenary of...   Read More

Proust 2019

Apr 16

APR 16

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Paris Opera

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

Film:

The Paris Opera

Jean-Stéphane Bron, 2017, 111 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Sweeping in scope yet full of intimate moments, The Paris Opera offers a candid look behind the scenes of one of the world's foremost performing arts institutions. Over the course of one tumultuous season, director...   Read More

The Paris Opera

Apr 18

APR 18

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Reading in French Now

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

Roundtable Discussion:

Reading in French Now

Panel discussion in French with Selma Hellal, Chokri Mabkhout, Thierry Grillet, Alex Gil, moderated by Madeleine Dobie

To RSVP, please click here. Today the publishing of books in French confronts new challenges even as the industry's geographic horizons are expanding far beyond France. In this roundtable discussion, editors, writers and cultural administrators from...   Read More

Reading in French Now

Apr 22

APR 22

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Postwar Moment

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

Panel Discussion:

The Postwar Moment

Book panel discussion with Isser Woloch, Victoria de Grazia, Ira Katznelson, and Adam Tooze

To RSVP, please click here. After the end of World War II, Britain, France, and the U.S. were faced with two very different choices: return to the civic order of pre-war normalcy or embark instead on a path of progressive transformation. In this ambitious...   Read More

The Postwar Moment

Apr 22

APR 22

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

L\'Arabe du futur by Riad Sattouf

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    MAISON FRANÇAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club:

L'Arabe du futur by Riad Sattouf

Moderated by full Book Club group

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L\'Arabe du futur by Riad Sattouf

Apr 23

APR 23

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld

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

Lecture:

Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld

A Talk by Dominique Kalifa

To RSVP, please click here. Winner of the 2013 Prix Mauvais genres, Les Bas Fonds examines the underworld of 19th and 20th century France. The underworld, a zone outside of the law, populated by beggars, prostitutes, criminals and...   Read More

Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld

Apr 24

APR 24

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Ecrire l’Histoire : World History et Nationalisme Historiographique

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

Lecture:

Ecrire l’Histoire : World History et Nationalisme Historiographique

Lecture in French by Patrick Boucheron

To RSVP, please click here. Voici une histoire de France, de toute la France, en très longue durée qui mène de la grotte Chauvet aux événements de 2015. Une histoire qui ne s’embarrasse pas plus de la question des...   Read More

Ecrire l’Histoire : World History et Nationalisme Historiographique

Apr 25

APR 25

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Makala

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

Film:

Makala

Emmanuel Gras, 2018, 96 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Makala is an extraordinarily revealing and surprisingly gorgeous look at everyday life for a charcoal salesman in the Democratic Republic of Congo. French documentary filmmaker Emmanuel Gras follows 28-year-old Kabwita...   Read More

Makala