4 Upcoming Lectures

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Boston Book Festival with Vanessa Léger

Presenting her novel, L’Averti

Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM
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Vanessa Léger will present her first novel, L’Averti.

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Boston Book Festival with Suzan Payne

Discussing her crime novel series, Pour toi mon amour pour toujours

Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:00 PM To 1:30 PM
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Suzan Payne will join us to discuss her book crime novel series, Pour toi mon amour pour toujours (For you my love forever).

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Boston Book Festival with Stéphane Gerson

Presenting his book, France in the World

Saturday, October 19, 2019 4:00 PM To 5:30 PM
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Stéphane Gerson will join us to present his book, France in the World.

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Author Talk and Book Signing with Elaine Sciolino

The Seine: The River that Made Paris

Friday, November 1, 2019 6:30 PM To 9:00 PM
At The French Cultural Center Get Directions

We are excited to welcome Elaine Sciolino back to the Center after her 2015 Boston Book Fest visit! Elaine’s forthcoming book is a brilliantly researched journey down the Seine and a look at French history and contemporary culture.

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41 Past Lectures

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From Versailles to the Stars

French 'Firsts' Will Transform Air Travel

Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

An air travel lifestyle that Jules Verne could only imagine now is on the cusp of becoming reality! Join us for the final program of our French Innovation series and learn what's next in aviation and space innovation from three innovators linked to the French tradition.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

The second program in our French Innovation series will explore this French staple, from the fashion of its royal courts to the country’s indefatigable status as a pioneer in fashion and luxury innovation today.

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From Iron Hands to Printed Organs

Medicine’s History and Future, Featuring Biomodex and Stoke Therapeutics

Friday, May 10, 2019 6:30 PM To 9:30 PM

Join us for an exploration into the world of French innovation in medicine, featuring Biomodex and Stoke Therapeutics.

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Aftermath of the Notre-Dame fire
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Rebuilding Notre-Dame de Paris

An Evening of Remembrance, Community, and Support

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

Join us for an evening of community to honor the Notre-Dame de Paris. Featuring a presentation on the cathedral's iconic architecture by Professor Antoine Picon of the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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Music’s Modern Muse: Author Talk and Piano Recital

A Life of Winnaretta Singer de Polignac by Sylvia Kahan

Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

History buffs, art and music lovers, and Francophiles will all enjoy this fascinating author talk about Winnaretta Singer de Polignac highlighted by music!

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African Catholic: Decolonization and the Transformation of the Church

Author Talk & Book Signing with Dr. Elizabeth Foster

Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

Join us for a fascinating author talk with Dr. Elizabeth Foster whose latest publication tells the groundbreaking history of how Africans in the French Empire embraced both independence and their Catholic faith during the upheaval of decolonization, leading to a fundamental reorientation of the Catholic Church.

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