Lecture Series 2005-2006

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Louise Beaudoin

Professor in the history department of the University of Quebec in Montreal and Associate researcher at the Center of International Studies and Globalization and at the Chaire de recherche du Canada where she specializes in globalization, citizenship and democracy. (...)

Jean Clottes

Jean Clottes has been Director of Prehistoric Antiquities for the Midi-Pyrénées region, Chargé de Mission d’Inspection Générale for Archaeology, and lastly, was the Scientific Advisor for Prehistoric Art.

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Chahdortt Djavann

Born in Iran in 1967, Chahdortt Djavann claims to have been “born a rebel”.

Emmanuel Ducamp

Emmanuel Ducamp, a graduate from the Université de Paris X Nanterre, with a degree in law and art history, has been involved in the development, editing and writing of several books on the history of Russian art from the mid eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. (...)

Gilles Elkaim

Gilles Elkaim has devoted his life to traveling the world in search of forgotten civilizations, marveling at their adaptability to the most hostile environments.


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Klaus Harpprecht

The European constitution (in spite of certain shortcomings) is the fulfillment of a century-old dream. It marks the end of a history of murderous wars, genocides, racial extermination, “ethnic cleansing”, dictatorships and totalitarian states.


Hilary Kaiser

Her current fields of interest are bi-culturalism, intercultural communication and intercultural management. She has given lectures on French and American culture and business practices at various business schools in France and as a visiting Erasmus/Socrates lecturer at universities in Spain, Finland and Ireland.

Eric Maurice

Staff-reporter for the weekly Courrier International since 2000, he covers French and North american news as reported by the international media. He notably focuses on Washington Foreign Policy in the aftermath of 9/11 and French policies toward Europe and the rest of the world.

Jean Plantu

In 1991, during an exhibition in Tunis, Plantu met the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who drew the Star of David on the Israeli flag for one of Plantu’s drawings.

Jacques Toubon

Jacques Toubon held several positions in ministerial cabinets among which, from 1971 to 1976, the personal staff of Jacques Chirac who was successively Minister for Relations with Parliament, Minister of Agriculture, Home Secretary and Prime Minister.(...)

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