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February 2019

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

A Talk by 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

The Future of Memory

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

Roundtable Discussion:

The Future of Memory  

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

The Future of Memory

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 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

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
April 2019

Apr 2

APR 2

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. Robert Schumann, Fantasie C-dur, op. 17 Claude Debussy,...   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. A roundtable with Ariella Azoulay (Professor of Modern Culture and Media Studies, and Comparative Literature, Brown University), Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Professor of French and Philosophy, and Director of the Institute for...   Read More

Art Theft and Restitution

Apr 12

APR 12

10:00 AM–6:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Proust 2019

10:00 AM–6:00 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 Jean-Stephane Bron...   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, 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 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 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