Antonio Casilli

Following the adoption of the Copyright Directive by the European Union in March 2019, French sociologist Antonio Casilli, specialist in social networks and author of Waiting for robots, an enquiry into clickwork (Seuil, 2019), gives us his take on the digital giants, artificial intelligence and the...

Updated on 23/05/2019

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Karine Léger

Karine Léger, head of Airparif, was in Southeast Asia  in early October to take part in a regional cycle of discussion of ideas on the theme: “A liveable and sustainable city”. She revisits the major issues affecting cities today, from Paris to Hanoi.

Updated on 04/11/2019

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Marc Lazar

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism. On the occasion of this anniversary, a regional series is taking place in Germany and the Czech Republic combining debates, exhibitions, screenings and live performances. Marc Lazar, a professor at Sciences...

Updated on 10/05/2021

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Felwin Sarr

A teacher, economist and writer, Felwine Sarr was due to see his text Traces – Discours aux nations africaines (Traces – Speech to African Nations), which he wrote in 2018, staged at the Avignon Festival in July 2020. The global pandemic decided otherwise and the event was cancelled, but the thinker...

Updated on 08/06/2020

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Zyanya Camargo

Zyanya Camargo is 21. As an undergraduate student studying French Language and Modern Literature in Mexico City, she won the Public Speaking Competition on the theme of Women's Rights organized by the Institut français of Latin America in April 2019. In July, she visited Paris to take part in the...

Updated on 27/03/2020

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Vincent Edin, Élodie Vialle and Louise Tourret

Each year since 2013, the LabCitoyen programme has invited around sixty young citizens from five continents who are involved in projects related to human rights to visit France. An opportunity to meet with LabCitoyen’s three “mentors” in 2018, around the theme of “Education and Human Rights”.

Updated on 20/02/2019

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Carol Awad (Pitchworthy) & Yousri Helal (Labess)

Successor to the SafirLab, the Safir project will, over 4 years, deploy a development programme to support projects having social, cultural and environmental impact in 9 counties in the Middle East and Northern Africa region (ANMO). To support the 1,000 project leaders and also help the 7 selected...

Updated on 10/01/2022

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Hartmut Rosa

Hartmut Rosa is a German sociologist and philosopher known globally for his work on social acceleration. He is the guest of honour of the Nuit des idées, which will take place Thursday 28th January 2021.

Updated on 10/02/2021

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Manon Garcia

Publication of a previously unseen novel (Les Inséparables, L'Herne), translation of a biographical burden (Becoming Beauvoir, by Kate Kirkpatrick): a wealth of editorial current topics surrounds Simone de Beauvoir. An interest that comes as much from the figure of the author – often misunderstood –...

Updated on 01/02/2021

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Caroline Gillet

Journalist and reporter Caroline Gillet makes radio and audiovisual documentaries. She has been hosting Foule continentale (Continental Crowd) on France Inter since 2018, where she highlights the treasure of enthusiastic, subversive, and committed young people.

Updated on 18/05/2021

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Edwige Doumbia

In a country - Côte d'Ivoire - where students struggle to find worthwhile courses that will help them get into the job market, the careers advice platform Forem is a valuable tool. Its director and founder, Edwige Doumbia, shares her thinking behind the site’s creation and explains why it is so...

Updated on 11/05/2021

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Moojan Asghari

Moojan Asghari, a 31-year-old French-Iranian woman, is very active in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community. A campaigner to promote the role of under-represented women in this field, she co-founded the NGO “Women in AI” in 2017.

Updated on 10/03/2021

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Hervé Brusini, president of the Albert Londres Prize

The Institut français is organising the Café Europa event as part of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. A dialogue between journalists and European citizens on 5 March, in 26 iconic cafés across the continent, to discuss the various challenges facing the media. Loss of...

Updated on 04/03/2022

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Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel

Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel is professor in Digital Humanities at Geneva University. She has just published Naissance de l’art contemporain. 1945-1970. Une histoire mondiale (Birth of Contemporary Art. 1945-1970. A World History), the latest volume of her trilogy devoted to the avant-gardes’...

Published on 07/06/2021

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