Tag: France

The Russian Question in French and European Politics

For more information and to RSVP, please click here. Invited speakers will discuss questions about the possible influence of Russia in the upcoming French presidential election, the changing nature of French-Russian relations before the election, and possible changes in the...

/ March 2, 2017

Gendering French Colonial History. Madame Luce and her School for Muslim Girls in 19th-Century Algeria

Institute of French Studies Lecture Rebecca Rogers is professor of history of education (Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité). She is the author of From the Salon to the Schoolroom; Educating Bourgeois Girls in 19th-Century France (The Penn State University...

/ March 1, 2017

The French Resistance in Transnational Perspective

Sponsored by the Institute of French Studies and the Elihu Rose Fund for Modern Military History 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.  Opening Remarks Edward Berenson, New York University Valerie Deacon, New York University Herrick Chapman, New York University 10:15 a.m. –...

/ February 24, 2017

The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa

Souleymane Bachir Diagne, in discussion with Gary Wilder and Mamadou Diouf To RSVP, please click here. Souleymane Bachir Diagne talks about his book, The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa, recently translated into English, in a panel...

/ February 8, 2017

French Literature In the Making: Alain Mabanckou in conversation with Olivier Barrot

Florence Gould Event Alain Mabanckou, crowned the “Prince of the absurd” and the “African Samuel Beckett” by critics, is a novelist, journalist, and currently a professor of literature at UCLA. Translated into more than a dozen languages, his works include...

/ February 6, 2017


Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, in conversation with Adam Gopnik, with translation provided by Isabelle Dupuis THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY. TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST, PLEASE CLICK here. We are also planning on broadcasting this event on...

/ February 1, 2017

On Judging Works of Art – Forgers and Experts

Kirk Varnedoe Memorial Lectures JACQUELINE LICHTENSTEIN Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Professor of Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art, Université Paris – Sorbonne The Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professorship brings a distinguished scholar to the Institute each...

/ December 13, 2016

A French mocking bird celebrates 100 years

On France’s most popular satirical paper with Laurent Martin.

/ December 12, 2016

L’Amour de loin and the troubadours

A Florence Gould Event Organized by the Center for French Civilization and Culture, New York University and the Department of Music, Columbia University with composer KAIJA SAARIAHO, SUSAN BOYNTON (Columbia), JUDITH PERAINO (Cornell University), SARAH KAY (NYU), Maria Sanchez Reyes...

/ December 3, 2016

Alain Badiou: Lectures on Nietzsche

Professor Alain Badiou, with Bruno Bosteels To RSVP, please email Anna Krauthamer: ak4035@columbia.edu In 1992-1993 Alain Badiou devoted a year-long session of his seminar to an investigation into Friedrich Nietzsche as the “poor and definitive prince of antiphilosophy.” In his...

/ December 1, 2016