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Olivier Barrot

Since 1991, Olivier Barrot, journalist and writter, has been presenting the daily literary program Un livre, un jour (A Book a Day) on France 3 and TV 5 Monde.

Gallimard, 100 years of publication
A History of the Cannes Film Festival
Jean Vilar and the Avignon Festival

Fondation Alliance Française 

and Courrier international  

Anthony Bellanger and Bérangére Cagnat

Journalists at Courrier international
Obama, the Press and the French Audience


World Affairs Councils of America 

Sonia Ben Ouagrham Gormley

Professor and specialist on issues of defense against biological weapons at George Mason University (Virginia), founder and editor in chief of the news magazine The International Export Control Observer.
Nexus between WMD-related Trafficking, Terrorism, and Organized Crime in the Former Soviet Union

Biological Weapons (BW) Proliferation Threat from the Soviet Union

Louis Jean Calvet

Eminent specialist in sociolinguistics, he has worked on the analysis of French political discourse, specifically the analysis of the presidential campaign. Along with his academic pursuits, for over twenty years he has published a column devoted to the French vernacular in various member countries of the Francophonie in the review Le Français dans le monde [French in the World].

The Importance of Languages in a Global World
What Slips of the Tongue Reveal
Francophonie through Song

Urban Sociolinguistics

Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) 
European Space Agency/Agence Spatiale Européenne (ESA/ASE) 

Jean-François Clervoy

Jean-François Clervoy is the only French astronaut to have had the privilege of approaching the Hubble telescope in flight. Along with Jean-Loup Chrétien, he has also been sent into space more often than any other astronaut.

Living and Working in Space
STS-103 scientific space mission
The space station and what is at stake for international cooperation


Partnership WACA 
Lectures as part of the Great Decisions program 

Sir Eldon Griffiths

Born in England and educated at Cambridge and Yale, Sir Eldon Griffiths has had a brilliant political career. He is currently a consultant for American and English real estate, engineering and pharmaceutical companies.

India, Next Superpower
Iran, a Nuclear State?



Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) 

Hubert Haddad

Writer. The 1983 Georges Bernanos Prize  for Les Effrois (The Terrors) ; 1991 Maupassant Prize for Le Secret de l'immortalité (The Secret of Immortality) ; SGDL Grand Prix of the Novel 1998 for La Condition magique (The Magical Condition) ; 2008 Prize of the five continents of Francophonie  and the 2009 Prix Renaudot Poche for Palestine.

French Literature and Francophonie, or French as Language of the four corners of the earth
Far from the dead ends of formalism and auto fiction, praise for imaginary literature in France today and yesterday
Writing Workshop: Perspectives on the development of an active method based on the principle of universal analogy



Radio des cinq académies de l’Institut de France 
Lectures as part of the Great Decisions program

Philippe Jurgensen

Economist. Administrator between 1980 and 1995 of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Havas, the Compagnie Générale d’Electricité (CGE), Matra, the CNES, Dassault, Crédit Lyonnais, Paribas, Indosuez and, from 1995-2007, SIPAREX and the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). Currently President of the ACAM and member of the Banking Commission.

Green Economy: How to Save Our Planet?
A New Global Demography: Predictions and Changes
The Financial Crisis: A Crisis for No Reason?


Partnership World Affairs Councils of America 

Michael Maibach

President Director General of the European-American Business Council ; President of the European Business Organizations Worldwide Network ; member of the national Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America

Trans-Atlantic Mega-Trends: Trade Ties and  Frayed Ties
New geopolitical relations between China, the United States and Europe

World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) 

Radio des cinq académies de l’Institut de France  
Lectures as part of the Great Decisions program

Jacques Mistral

Professor of economics and research director at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI) ; he is also a member of the Economic Analysis Council in the Prime Minister’s office, the Board of Directors of the Center for Prospective Studies and International Information (CEPII), and two French think tanks: the Circle of Economists and the Foundation for Political Innovation.

America vs. the Challenge of China
The Crisis, the G20 and the Future of Globalization
Myths and Realities in the Opposition between “Liberal America” and “Social Europe”
Is the Presidency of Barack Obama a “Third American Revolution”?



Patricia de Nicolai

In twenty years, Patricia de Nicolaï has developed one of the richest collections of contemporary perfumery. She is President of the Osmothèque (perfume conservatory), as well as a member of the technical committee of the French Society of Perfumers. In 1988, she was the first woman to receive the International Prize for the best perfumer designer.

The Profession of Perfumer Designer
Introduction to Synthesis in Perfumery féminine.

The History of Perfume from Antiquity to the Present
Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein: Two Visionaries of Female Beauty


Alain-Charles Perrot

Architect in chief of historical monuments since  1985, Inspector General of Historical Monuments in Corsica, and the departments of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and l'Ile-de-France, Alain-Charles Perrot has notably conducted the restoration of the Opéra Garnier, the Grand Palais, the Odéon Theatre, the Comédie Française, the Sainte Chapelle, the Hôtel Matignon and the Palais Royal.

Cultural Heritage Preservation Policy: A French Singularity?
The Garnier Opera, The Grand Palais and the Odeon Theatre : What’s at stake in the City of Light in terms of Historic Paris and the modernization of cultural heritage



 Partnership Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States (Book Office)   

Olivier Roy

Specialist and international expert on Islam. In his work and publications, Olivier Roy stresses the difference between Islam and Islamism and analyzes ideology from a geopolitical, sociological, and historical perspective. In his latest work, La Sainte ignorance (Sacred Ignorance) he examines more broadly the bases of the religious revival in the world.

As part of the Francophonie Month


In Partnership with 
Maison de la Pub  

Anne Saint-Dreux | Nuit de la pub

Anne Saint Dreux is currently Director-Founder of the Advertising House in Paris and official representative of France with the Art Directors Club of New York.

Governmental communication
Is there a strategy of emotion?
Changes of images of children in advertising



François de Singly

Professor of sociology at the School of Human and Social Sciences at the Sorbonne since 1990, François de Singly is a specialist in family sociology, gender and education, recognized both in the scientific field and by the general public.

Wings and Roots, or the Transformation of Family Ties
Bonds which hold but which do not attach us: towards a “liquid society”?
Love as Illusion and as Utopia



Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) 

Philippe Walter

Laboratory Director at the Center for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (CNRS-Ministry of Culture). His research has led him to develop new analytical methods adapted to the study of ancient materials.

Beyond the appearance of works of art : the chemist’s view
Scientific imaging of museum objects





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