Global Center's events


September 2021 Events


Entre Nous Series: Andrew Revkin, Kate Raworth, and Roman Krznaric in conversation

September 20, 2021 | 1:30 p.m. (New York) | 7:30 p.m. (Paris)


What decisions can we make today as individuals and societies to create a better tomorrow?

Join Columbia Climate School’s Andrew Revkin, economist Kate Raworth, and philosopher Roman Krznaric for a conversation on how reinventing economics and incorporating long-term thinking into our current policies can help us meet the challenges of climate breakdown and global inequality, and transform our world for future generations.

This conversation is part of the 'Entre Nous' conversation series organized in partnership with The American Library in Paris and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination. We are also pleased to partner with the Columbia Climate School on this event for Climate Week NYC 2021.



Narratives of WWII Film Series:
"L'Armée des ombres"

September 21, 2021 | 2:45 p.m. (New York) | 8:45 p.m. (Paris)

The Columbia M.A. in History and Literature invites you to a discussion of "L'Armée des ombres"  with Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University, and Fabien Delmas, Maître de conférences en études cinématographiques, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-vallée.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, "L'Armée des ombres" follows a group of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. An adaptation of Joseph Kessel's 1943 book of the same name, it has been hailed as Melville's masterpiece.


This discussion is presented in the context the 'Narratives of WWII' Seminar taught by Prof. Carol Gluck.




Parler une voix
Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Thomas Dodman

September 27, 2021 | 12 p.m. (New York) | 6 p.m. (Paris)
Join us for a conversation between Thomas Dodman and acclaimed French novelist Maylis de Kerangal in Paris, together with students from the Columbia M.A. in History and Literature at Reid Hall. Maylis de Kerangal is the author of numerous award-winning novels, including Réparer les vivants, Naissance d'un pont, Un chemin de tables, and Un monde à portée de main. Her writing blends documentary precision with dramatic plot lines and vivid characters in a unique, lyrical style. Drawing from her most recent collection of essays (Canoës), we will explore the forms of knowledge that fictional writing can produce, what kind of a voice it can be in the world.

Discussion and readings primarily in French.

A virtual event jointly organized by the Columbia Maison Française, the Columbia M.A in History and Literature, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, and Columbia Global Centers | Paris.


September 27, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7pm
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