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February 2019

Feb 21

FEB 21

8:00 PM–10:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Contempt (Le Mépris)

8:00 PM–10:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

Contempt (Le Mépris)
 

A film by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963, 101 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Le Mépris is Jean-Luc Godard’s lushly photographed 1963 epic that charts the breakdown of a marriage while taking numerous satirical stabs at the heart of Hollywood commercialisation. This French-Italian New Wave...   Read More

Contempt (Le Mépris)

Feb 22

FEB 22

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

Music concert by Misha Galant (piano) and Elena Ariza (cello)

To RSVP, please click here. Program: Ravel Sonate PosthumeGiovanni Solima AloneTchaikovsky Meditation op. 72 no. 5Mendelssohn Cello Sonata no. 2 in D Piazzolla Le Grande Tango Misha Galant, pianoElena Ariza, cello Presented as part of the Music Performance Program by the Department of Music and Maison Française   Read More

Music Performance Program

Feb 26

FEB 26

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Why is it so Difficult to Talk about Islamophobia in France?

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

Panel Discussion:

Why is it so Difficult to Talk about Islamophobia in France?

Discussion in French with Abdellali Hajjat and Marwan Mohammed, moderated by Emmanuelle Saada

To RSVP, please click here. Why is it so difficult to recognize Islamophobia as a racist phenomenon in France? The talk will explore the reasons for that denial and analyze the way the "Muslim problem" has been forged in the public space and the lack of...   Read More

Why is it so Difficult to Talk about Islamophobia in France?

Feb 27

FEB 27

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Securing Europe after Napoleon - 1815 and the New European Security Culture

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

Roundtable Discussion:

Securing Europe after Napoleon - 1815 and the New European Security Culture

Ido de Haan, Beatrice de Graaf and Brian Vick, moderated by Adam Tooze

To RSVP, please click here. After the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, the leaders of Europe aimed to establish a new balance of power. The 1815 Congress of Vienna ushered in the emergence of a genuinely European security culture. Securing Europe...   Read More

Securing Europe after Napoleon - 1815 and the New European Security Culture

Feb 28

FEB 28

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits)

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

Film:

Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits)

A film by René Clément, 1952, 86 min.

To RSVP, please click here. A great classic film set during World War II: two children attempt to overcome the brutality of the surrounding world by creating a paradise of their own.   Read More

Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits)
March 2019

Mar 2

MAR 2

10:00 AM–3:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Grammaire : Je t\'aime moi non plus

10:00 AM–3:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Conference:

Grammaire : Je t'aime moi non plus  

Annual Columbia University Department of French and AATF Workshop for Teachers of French

To register, please click here. This year's free, annual workshop for teachers of French, co-presented by the Columbia French Department and the Metropolitan Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, will feature presentations on the theme...   Read More

Grammaire : Je t\'aime moi non plus

Mar 4

MAR 4

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Jacques Schiffrin: A Publisher in Exile, from Pléiade to Pantheon

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

Roundtable Discussion:

Jacques Schiffrin: A Publisher in Exile, from Pléiade to Pantheon

Book launch and discussion with author Amos Reichman, translator Sandra Smith, Eric Jennings, Susan Suleiman, and Robert O. Paxton, moderated by Adam Tooze

To RSVP, please click here. Jacques Schiffrin changed the face of publishing in the twentieth century. As the founder of Les Éditions de la Pléiade in Paris and cofounder of Pantheon Books in New York, he helped define a lasting canon of...   Read More

Jacques Schiffrin: A Publisher in Exile, from Pléiade to Pantheon

Mar 5

MAR 5

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Escape from Vichy: The Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean

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

Lecture:

Escape from Vichy: The Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean

Eric T. Jennings

To RSVP, please click here. In the early years of World War II, thousands of political refugees traveled from France to Vichy-controlled Martinique in the French Caribbean, en route to what they hoped would be safer shores in North, Central, and South America....   Read More

Escape from Vichy: The Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean

Mar 6

MAR 6

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, in conversation with Clémence Boulouque

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

Roundtable Discussion:

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, in conversation with Clémence Boulouque

To RSVP, please click here. Serge and Beate Klarsfeld reflect on their work devoted to tracking down Nazi criminals and restoring the memory of the lives of Jews who died in the Holocaust. They will also discuss the importance of transmitting this work of...   Read More

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, in conversation with Clémence Boulouque

Mar 12

MAR 12

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Jules et Jim

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

Film:

Jules et Jim

François Truffaut, 1962, 105 minutes

To RSVP, please click here. Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. The legendary François Truffaut directs, and Jeanne Moreau...   Read More

Jules et Jim

Mar 13

MAR 13

6:00 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Corporate Feminism and its Discontents

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

Panel Discussion:

Corporate Feminism and its Discontents

Panel discussion with Yasmine Ergas, Melissa Fisher, and Kathy Phillips

To RSVP, please click here. This round table will explore successes and limitations of policies to promote diversity and inclusion as well as successful strategies, roadblocks and backlash in the United States and across Europe. Event co-sponsored by the...   Read More

Corporate Feminism and its Discontents

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 To RSVP, please click here. Limited seating is available and registration is required for entry. Thomas Piketty is Professor at EHESS and at the Paris School of Economics...   Read More

Rising Inequality and Globalization