Day of France at Harvard University

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To celebrate the strong ties between France and Harvard University and foster exchanges between different institutions and high-level researchers, the Consulate of France in Boston is creating an annual ‘Day of France’ in close partnership with Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Center for European studies.

Join us on Thursday September 26, 2019 for its first edition, which will include roundtable discussions and conferences with French professors of leading institutions (Science Po, Université Paris Sciences & Lettres) organized on defining issues in today’s world: scientific revolutions, inequality, information and liberal democracy.

There will also be a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Arthur Sachs Scholarship Fund at Harvard.

The event will end with a concert at Memorial Church for Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris by the Boston Camerata Ensemble and the Chorale Fellows interpreting 12th century music created at Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris. Get your tickets for the concert here!

Please verify the location of each session as they will be held in two different locations (Harvard Memorial Church & the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European studies).

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Thank you to Harvard University for hosting this event and to our generous sponsors for making this event possible.

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PROGRAM

10:00-10:15am - Welcoming Remarks
Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Arthur Sachs Scholarship Fund at Harvard

Memorial Church

10:15-11:45am - Inaugural Lecture – Equality and Democracy
Michael SANDEL, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University
in conversation with
Philippe AGHION, Economist and Professor, Collège de France, Université PSL |Paris Sciences & Lettres

Memorial Church

11:45-12:00pm - Coffee Break

12:00pm-1:15pm - Science, Education & Ethics
George CHURCH, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Alain FUCHS, President of Université PSL | Paris Sciences & Lettres

Memorial Church

1:15-2:15pm - Lunch by invitation only

2:15-3:30pm - Opening Afternoon Lecture – Identity and Values in Democracy: Current American Trends
Theda SKOCPOL, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Introduced by
Nicolas PREVELAKIS, Lecturer on Social Studies, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European studies
3:30-4:30pm - Digital Activism and Democratization
Jen SCHRADIE, Observatoire du Changement Social – Comparative Research Center in Sociology, Sciences Po
Ya-Wen LEI, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European studies

4:30-4:45pm - Coffee break

4:45-5:45pm - Digital Media Spaces in France and in the United States
Yochai BENKLER, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society
Dominique CARDON, Director of the MediaLab, Sciences Po

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European studies

6:00-7:15pm - Creative Writing
Claire MESSUD, Novelist, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Harvard University
Leila SLIMANI, Novelist, Personal Representative of the President of the French Republic for Francophone Affairs

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European studies

7:30-9:30pm - Lecture and Concert on Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris
Michel PICAUD, President of the Friends of Notre Dame de Paris Foundation
Concert by the BOSTON CAMERATA (dir. Anne AZEMA) in collaboration with the CHORAL FELLOWS of Memorial Church (dir. Edward E. Jones)

Memorial Church
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Last modified on 03/09/2019

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