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Jan 28

JAN 28


The Night of Ideas


Virtual Event recommendations /Performance/Panel Discussion:

The Night of Ideas

Including interviews of Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Barbara Cassin and Christia Mercer

Columbia Maison Française is delighted to participate in the Night of Ideas 2021 on January 28: a virtual 24-hour marathon of philosophical debate and artistic performances coordinated by the Institut Français, Paris and co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

This year’s theme, “Closing the distance” (“Proches,” in French), speaks to our shared sense of isolation and seeks to explore new means of fostering community and togetherness. Evoking the new forms of solidarity that our economic and social crises call for; as well as our changing relationship to space and mobility; this theme prompts audiences and participants to consider our relationship to today’s challenging world and those around us in thoughtful, creative, and engaging ways.

Craving more #NightofIdeas content? Tune in for two more nocturnal marathon events at Night of Ideas - San Francisco and via Brooklyn Public Library!

Stay tuned for details

WHAT: Night of Ideas 2021
WHEN: Americas segment kicks off on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. EST
WHERE: Tune in at the Cultural Services' Facebook Page or at

The Night of Ideas