Upcoming Events

This Third Annual Prize of Eloquence will see students from Fordham, New York, and Columbia University face off an eloquent battles of words and ideas. Come support them, cheer for your school’s representatives and celebrate the French language with us.

This Third Annual Prize of Eloquence will see students from Fordham, New York, and Columbia University face off an eloquent battles of words and ideas. Come support them, cheer for your school’s representatives and celebrate the French language with us.

Join novelists Édouard Louis and Teju Cole as they discuss Louis’s international bestselling debut, ‘The End of Eddy’ (FSG).

Ivan Jablonka will be joined by Cornell University Associate Professor, Camille Robcis, for a conversation on his bestselling novel, Laëtitia, which was awarded the prestigious Médicis Prize, and the prize Le Monde in 2016.

Join three-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo, one of the greatest artists in international music today, as she discusses her extraordinary career, her life-long commitment to women and Africa, and her memoir, ‘Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music’ (HarperCollins) with John Schaefer.

MOSHI is a witty mustache which sticks on children’s face to teach them how to philosophize and express their ideas in artistic ways. Every MOSHI workshop is unique but are based on 2 pillars : philosophy and arts. Indeed, philosophy is a tool to develop children’s creativity.

Join us for an evening of celebration and conversation with world-renowned poet Adonis, winner of the Pen/Nabokov Award for International Literature.

Talk
Monday, May 8, 2017
7:00pm

Anka Muhlstein and Caroline Weber delve into the passionate involvement with the fine arts of French novelists Balzac, Zola, Proust, Huysmans, and Maupassant.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s grandnephew and director of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – d’Agay Estate, Olivier de Giraud d’Agay, filmmaker Mark Osborne, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff will discuss the exceptional life and work of the famous aviation pioneer and internationally-renowned writer.

Talk
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00pm

Mark Lilla and Gilles Kepel will discuss Kepel’s Terror in France, an explosive account of the radicalization of a segment of Muslim youth that led to those attacks—and of the failure of governments in France and across Europe to address it.

On the occasion of François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea’s performances at Dia:Beacon in May 2017 (more information here), the Cultural Services of the French Embassy host a conversation with the Paris-based choreographers and Kelly Kivland, Associate Curator, Dia Art Foundation on Monday, May 15, 6:30 pm.

Talk
Monday, May 22, 2017
7:00pm

Joining Joseph Weismann will be Debórah Dwork, Paul and Richard Kutner, and Susan Zuccotti, for a conversation on ‘After The Roundup’, the true memoir of eleven-year-old Weismann, who was rounded up in Paris with 13,000 other Jews by the French police in July 1942.

Talk
Thursday, June 1, 2017
7:00pm

Is French Laicite – secularism in state funded public schools and, more generally, in the public sphere – a valid unifying social concept in a multicultural world, or is it cultural imperialism, as often described by American liberals?