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The summer semester 2014 is coming to a close for Columbia Undergraduate Programs in Paris. We are happy to have spent 6 weeks with this exceptional group of students.

Global Initiative

Arts & Culture

Columbia University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France 
present more than 20 events in Paris featuring fourteen renowned writers from India. 

Festival des Écrivains du Monde : Écrivains de l'Inde
18 - 21 September, 2014

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Taoufik Ben-Amor

Prof. Ben Amor specializes in Arabic language and linguistics, language and identity, Arab music, and music in Sufism. His research combines his interests in music, language and identity in the Arab world through the study of lyrics. His most recent papers are entitled "Language through Literature" and “The Making of Tradition: Standardization of the Lyrics of the Tunisian Andalusian Malouf.”  MORE