Upcoming Events

Join Chantal Mouffe and Jonathan Smucker as they discuss the “populist moment” that western democraties face today and what it means for the left, based on Mouffle’s latest book, For a Left Populism, just out in the US with Verso Books.

Talk
Thursday, October 18, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Alix Carnot for a talk on expatriation from France to the United States and its impact on family.

Book signing
Saturday, October 20, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for the book signing of Clelia Renucci’s first novel, Concours pour le paradis, out in France with Albin Michel.

Joan E. Howard will discuss her intimate and scrupulously documented biography of translator Grace Frick and acclaimed author Marguerite Yourcenar. 

Talk
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30 PM

Psychoanalyst Éric Smadja will discuss the fundamental psychological and sociological characteristics of contemporary couples, in discussion with Rubén Gallo, Professor at Princeton University. The talk will be based on Smadja’s latest book, The Couple: A Pluridisciplinary Approach (Routledge, 2016).

Talk
Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Caroline Weber and Edmund White discuss Weber’s Proust’s Duchess (Knopf), on the three women who served as inspiration for Proust’s Duchesse de Guermantes.

Talk
Saturday, October 27, 2018
4:00 PM

French-Rwandan author and rapper Gaël Faye will discuss his award-winning novel, Small Country (Hogarth) with Lisa Luca, director of the National Book Award Foundation.

Talk
Sunday, October 28, 2018
3:00 PM

In conversation with William Middleton, French author Éric Vuillard will discuss his 2017 Prix Goncourt-winning book, The Order of the Day (Other Press), a behind-the-scenes account of the Anschluss, or annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in March 1938.

In light of the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe and the current debates around immigration policies in the U.S., Sophia Azeb, Aleksandar Hemon, and Guillaume le Blanc will question the function and utility of borders themselves, and what they impose upon the peoples they govern. Moderated by Masha Gessen.

Albertine Festival
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Yann LeCun, Joseph Stiglitz, and Daniel Cohen will consider the future of work in an increasingly automated world, and whether we can reach the point where humans are not valued for what they produce, but for being human.

Albertine Festival
Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Today’s political trends promise a return to clear and stable gender divisions drawn from an imaginary vision of the past. Countering those trends often involves staking out an opposite position. Phia Ménard, C. Riley Snorton, Eric Fassin, and Sasha Velour will ask what other conversations are possible.

Cynthia Fleury, Ingrid LaFleur, James Fishkin, and others will explore the importance of representation in a democracy, and dare to imagine a better way of doing politics with informed and motivated citizens. Moderated by Masha Gessen.

Akilah Richards, Antoine Fromental, and Emmanuel Davidenkoff will engage in a conversation about education, school as an institution, and how alternative teaching environments could produce better educated students, and subsequently, a healthier society.

Johanna Hedva, Siri Hustvedt, and Laure Murat will join two representatives of L’Oiseau Mouche Theater Company to discuss how the understanding of mental illness can move beyond a dichotomous perception of normality and disease.

Talk
Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Design historian Maureen Footer and TV producer and award-winning author Marie-France Pochna will be discussing Footer’s latest book, Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look.

Journalist and photographer Frank Van Riper will discuss his latest book, Recovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980 (just out in the U.S. with Daylight Books )