Center in Paris 10th Anniversary Celebration

September 5–6, 2014

Friday, September 5

Bibliothèque nationale de France
Quai François-Mauriac
BnF Map (download a pdf)

5 p.m.      

Panel Discussion*

Petit Auditorium
  Paris-Chicago and Chicago-Paris: A Global Metropolis for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East featuring Robert Gleave, Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Exeter; François G. Richard, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago; Ahmed El Shamsy, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago; Lisa Wedeen, Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago, moderated by Ian H. Solomon, Vice President for Global Engagement, University of Chicago.
  Followed by a question and answer session
   

7 p.m.      

Cocktail Reception

The Belvedère
   

8 p.m.      

Dinner and Discussion*

Hall des Globes
  Economic and Political Realities in Europe and the United States Dinner and discussion featuring Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, introduced by John W. Boyer, Dean of the College and Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History, University of Chicago

Saturday, September 6

University of Chicago Center in Paris
6, rue Thomas Mann

11:30 a.m.

Lectures*

 

Montaigne Meets the Cannibals
Philippe Desan, Howard L. Willett Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, University of Chicago

Heart of Darkness, Heart of Compassion: The Paradoxical Careers of Angkor's Kings
Alan L. Kolata, Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago

The Politics of the Arab Uprisings: The Case of Syria
Lisa Wedeen, Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

Describing the Insane: Baudelaire and the Alienists
Françoise Meltzer, Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago

The Marriage of Need and Greed: Elites in 18th-Century Saint-Domingue
Paul Cheney, Associate Professor of History and Academic Director, Center in Paris, University of Chicago

12:15 p.m.

Lunch Buffet

   

2:30 p.m.

Excursions

 

Montaigne Meets the Cannibals
Excursion: Musée du Quai Branly

Heart of Darkness, Heart of Compassion: The Paradoxical Careers of Angkor’s Kings
Excursion: Musée Guimet

The Politics of the Arab Uprisings: The Case of Syria
Excursion: Grande Mosquée de Paris

Describing the Insane: Baudelaire and the Alienists
Excursion: Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière

The Marriage of Need and Greed: Elites in 18th-Century Saint-Domingue
Excursion: Archives Nationales

4 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

  Terrass Kardinal
45 Rue Jussieu
Floor 7
   
 

*Seating is limited.