Streaming live from Columbia University’s Maison Française
Wednesday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. EST, 5-7pm local time
La Maison Française at Columbia University is organizing a roundtable to discuss “Why French Matters” and the event will stream live so you can watch it too!
Does French still matter? If so, why? This roundtable discussion is a response to recent concerns about the status of the study of French and other foreign languages and cultures in U.S. higher and secondary education at a time of increasing globalization. Five leading voices in different fields bring a variety of perspectives to bear in a lively discussion about why French matters today.
Roundtable participants include:
- Adam Gopnik, writer and essayist for The New Yorker magazine
- Charles Kolb, President of the Committee for Economic Development
- Rosemary Feal, Executive Director of the Modern Language Association and Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance
- Languages, University at Buffalo, SUNY
- Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of French and Philosophy at
- Columbia University
- Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor, French Embassy in the U.S.
This event is fully sponsored by the Florence Gould Foundation.
The roundtable discussion will be broadcast live through a link accessible at www.maisonfrancaise.org. A videorecording will also be available after the event.
Questions? Comments? Please contact the Columbia University Maison Française directly.