News & Events


Will Global Dialogue Help a World in Crisis?

September 20, 2016
 Columbia Global Centers | Paris Addresses the Refugee Crisis, Gender-Based Violence, Climate Change, Torture, and Other Urgent Concerns As Europe experiences continuing

The Paris Center Announces Fall Programming

September 09, 2016
As summer comes to an end and a new crop of students arrive at the Paris Center for the fall semester, we are pleased to present our upcoming calendar of events:Columbia

Gender and Agency

July 25, 2016
The Paris Center pursued several joint initiatives this spring on the theme of gender and agency.

State of Grace : The 2016 series on architecture and collaboration continues

July 25, 2016
In partnership with Columbia alumnus and Australian architect Robert Grace (’84, MS in Architecture and Building Design), the Paris Center has organized a series of

Alliance Summer School in Science and Policy 2016

June 24, 2016
For the fifth year, the Paris Center welcomed in June the Alliance Summer School in Science and Policy in Paris. Notable speakers from past Summer Schools include Christian

The History of Virility

June 10, 2016
The discussion of the book, recently translated into English, centered around questions of the development of masculinity over time.

La scène féminine dans la tragédie d’Euripide

June 07, 2016
On Tuesday evening, the Salle de Conférence was filled with an audience eager to hear Claire Nancy, artist, actress, and author, discuss the recent release of her book Euripide

La Situation du langage: discussion et débat

June 07, 2016
On May 30th, to mark the publication of Claire Joubert’s new book Critiques de l’anglais, the Paris Center hosted a discussion surrounding the question of language in

We Demand Peace from Paris to RDC: High School Students Fight for Justice

May 24, 2016
Two high school students, fighting to draw attention to horrific conditions in the violence-torn Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, were at the forefront of last

The Republic of Imagination

May 12, 2016
On May 8, nearly 100 booklovers crowded into the Paris Center for a discussion taking place within the Republic of the Imagination, the eponymous space defined in Azar Nafisi's latest book.

The Universal Language of the Graphic Novel

April 21, 2016
On April 12, Sweet Briar College and the Paris Center welcomed Jean-Luc Fromental, scriptwriter and director of the collection Denoël Graphic, and Marcelino Truong, illustrator,

Synthetic Biology and Study Abroad: An Interview with Columbia Student Deja Robinson

April 08, 2016
Columbia student Deja Robinson was recently selected to participate in the iGem competition, as part of a team at the Pasteur Institute.

Jacques Chevrier at the Paris Center

March 29, 2016
Jacques Chevrier, current Professor Emeritus at the Sorbonne, gave a lecture on the subject of négritude.

Questions on Gender: International Women’s Day at the Paris Center

March 17, 2016
The Paris Center celebrated International Women’s Day with a program of events designed to highlight and reflect upon the ongoing struggle for gender equality. The day began

Journée Internationale des Femmes -- Anne-Laure Fey

March 17, 2016
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Cathy Collins of the Columbia University Undergraduate Programs in Paris interviews triathlete Anne-Laure Fey (niveau national D1 duathlon, D2 triathlon).

Journée Internationale des Femmes -- Zohra Feliciaggi

March 17, 2016
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Cathy Collins of the Columbia University Undergraduate Programs in Paris interviews triathlete Zohra Feliciaggi.

Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color: An Opening Evening to Remember

February 10, 2016
Nearly 300 people gathered at the Paris Center on February 3 for the unveiling of Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color, an exhibition celebrating the works of Beauford

The Paris Center: A New Year Brings New Programming

January 28, 2016
For one evening, the cultural partner associations of the Paris Center came together to showcase their Spring 2016 programming. The Arts Arena, Textes & Voix, La Dive

Columbia Sounds – A New Concert Series at Columbia Global Centers | Paris

January 25, 2016
Starting in spring 2016, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, in collaboration with the Department of Music, will host a new concert series focusing on the faculty, students, and

La Dive Note at the Paris Center

January 22, 2016
The New Year began on a high note at Columbia Global Centers | Paris, with two concerts presented by La Dive Note.

Du colonial au mondial: littératures et études literaires nationales à l’épreuve

January 21, 2016
The Columbia MA in History and Literature brought global literature to the forefront during its January 15th event: Literary coloniality, nationality, and transnationality: the

Global Citizenship: A Conversation with Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

December 10, 2015
In a time when questions of national identity and citizenship have taken on extreme importance, Atossa Abrahamian's discussion of her book, The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the

A Full Calendar at the Paris Center

December 09, 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, life at the Paris Center has shown no sign of slowing down. Whether you're a history buff, a music-lover, a film aficionado, whether your interests

Paris Seminar Series on the Politcs of Translation Scheduled for Spring

November 12, 2015
The Politics of Translation-Translation of Cultures seminar series will run in the Spring of 2016 at Reid Hall.

Winner of Prix Femina du Roman Étranger: Celebration at Reid Hall

November 10, 2015
It was a party for a foreign novel - or more specifically, a prizewinning foreign novel.

Lucinda Childs: In Her Own Words

October 30, 2015
An icon of postmodern dance, choreographer Lucinda Childs spoke to a packed crowd at Reid Hall.

Successful Summer Program in Paris Leads to New Art Humanities Course

October 13, 2015
Starting next semester, students will be able to take Art Humanities and Music Humanities simultaneously, which instructors hope will allow for more holistic engagement with the

A Festival to Remember

October 06, 2015
For anyone who loves literature or the power of the written word, the third edition of Festival des Écrivains du Monde was a weekend to remember. Here are just a few highlights

Festival des Écrivains du Monde Opens Sept. 25

August 18, 2015
Lovers of literature will find everything they need at the upcoming World Writers' Festival/Festival des Écrivains du Monde, taking place in Paris from Sept. 25-27, 2015.

Sweet Briar Junior Year in France Returns to Reid Hall

July 30, 2015
This summer marks a homecoming of sorts for Sweet Briar Junior Year in France, which held offices and classes at Reid Hall from the 1950s to the mid-1970s.

Studying Art Humanities in Paris - Alexi Thomas CC’16

July 28, 2015
Alexi Thomas CC’16 spent the Spring 2015 semester studying abroad in Paris at Columbia Global Centers | Europe.

Magdalena Baczewska Performs at Reid Hall

July 07, 2015
On June 29th, Columbia Global Centers | Europe welcomed pianist and harpsichordist Magdalena Baczewska as she concluded her recent European concert tour with a virtuoso performance of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations in Reid Hall’s Grande Salle.

La Délirante Series Ends on High Note

July 03, 2015
The ninth and final evening of La Délirante’s special exhibition and performance series filled Reid Hall’s gardens and Grande Salle to bursting.

Reid Hall: A Garden Oasis Evolves

July 01, 2015
Normally tended to by Reid Hall personnel, the garden areas underwent a more professional transformation this summer under the guidance of garden designer Federica Lodico Rivetti

Columbia University Launches Online Global Database of Case Law on Freedom of Expression

July 01, 2015
Columbia University has launched an online global database of freedom of expression case law and court rulings.

Summer 2015: The Paris Center Heats Up

June 15, 2015
As other Parisians start to settle into a summer rhythm, the atmosphere is bustling at Columbia Global Centers | Europe.

Romancing the Crowd : Charlotte Rampling and Jane Birkin at Columbia Global Centers Europe

June 09, 2015
A capacity crowd gathered last Tuesday to celebrate German and English Romanticism with two iconic British actresses who have become a recognizable part of French popular culture

Food, Water, and Energy: The Alliance Summer School at the Paris Center

May 29, 2015
In July 2015, the Alliance Program's Science and Policy Summer School once again brings together world-class professors, industry experts and PhD students for a workshop at

Four Presidential Global Fellows to Study in Paris

May 29, 2015
This summer, Columbia Global Centers | Europe is delighted to welcome four Presidential Global Fellows to Paris:

La Délirante: A Special Exhibition

April 23, 2015
Discover the world of La Délirante at Columbia Global Centers | Europe.

Continental Drift (Columbia Magazine)

February 12, 2015
Paris Center Director Paul LeClerc answers the question what does an increasingly globalized world mean for Indian writers?
September 28, 2017
September 18, 2017 to September 26, 2017
June 26, 2017

Hee-Young Lim performs music of JS Bach, Peteris Vasks and Peter M. Susser

June 09, 2017 to June 11, 2017
April 10, 2017
March 06, 2017
February 21, 2017
February 02, 2017
January 31, 2017
January 30, 2017
January 20, 2017
Photo: Nicola Lo Calzo
January 16, 2017

Photo: Nicola Lo Calzo, photographe, L'Agence à Paris

January 10, 2017

Author and journalist Elaine Sciolino will present her most recent book.

January 04, 2017

Rencontre avec le chanteur Benjamin Bagby
Directeur musical de l'ensemble  Sequentia

December 15, 2016
December 13, 2016

Norms, beliefs and truth est une série de séminaires s’intégrant dans les actions communes entreprises par PSL et Columbia University. Ils porteront sur certains des problèmes les plus fondamentaux de la théorie de la connaissance : ceux de la nature des croyances, de leur relations à la connaissance, à la vérité et aux normes épistémiques.

December 12, 2016

Architect Robert Grace will present a project that relies solely upon artisanal construction techniques and materials.

December 08, 2016

Norms, beliefs and truth est une série de séminaires s’intégrant dans les actions communes entreprises par PSL et Columbia University. Ils porteront sur certains des problèmes les plus fondamentaux de la théorie de la connaissance : ceux de la nature des croyances, de leur relations à la connaissance , à la vérité et aux normes épistémiques.

December 06, 2016

Norms, beliefs and truth est une série de séminaires s’intégrant dans les actions communes entreprises par PSL et Columbia University. Ils porteront sur certains des problèmes les plus fondamentaux de la théorie de la connaissance : ceux de la nature des croyances, de leur relations à la connaissance, à la vérité et aux normes épistémiques.

December 03, 2016
Maison de verre
December 01, 2016

Robert Grace, Robert Rubin (curator and owner of the Glass House), and Mark Lyon (official photographer of the Glass House). Organized by Robert Grace Architecture and the Paris Center. (English)

November 28, 2016

Bruno Nassim Aboudrar, professeur d’esthétique à Paris III – Sorbonne, retracera l'histoire du purt du voile.

November 21, 2016
November 19, 2016

International Conference - 16-19 November 2016, Paris

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre / École normale supérieure / Columbia Reid Hall


November 15, 2016

Join us for a discussion on media coverage of the US presidential election. The panel of journalists and media experts will focus on the role the press plays in campaign coverage: what the press got right, what it got wrong, and what it missed.

November 14, 2016

Science, Technology, and Society Discussion Series

Richard Pena
November 10, 2016

A round-table discussion with Ron Halpern (Studio Canal), Aude Hesbert (Unifrance) and Serge Kaganski (Chief Film Critic and Co-Founder, les InRockuptibles)

Moderated by Richard Peña, Professor of Film Studies, Columbia University.

October 13, 2016 to October 15, 2016

Colloque international : Merleau-Ponty politique, organisée par Judith Revel et Emmanuel Alloa

October 10, 2016
La matière de l'absence de Patrick Chamoiseau, lu par Ivane Morane, présentation par René de Ceccatty. Le 10 octobre 2016, 20h.
October 08, 2016

Co-sponsored by Les éditions Noir sur Blanc, this event will feature documentary filmmaker Rita Coburn Whack speaking about her new film “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” which premiered at Sundance this year. Her lecture will be followed by a conversation with Françoise Zamour, specialist on film and race and professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, moderated by Gladys Marivat of France 24.

Mahamadou Lamine Sagna
October 07, 2016

Une table-ronde autour de la nouvelle biographie de Mahamdou Lamine Sagna : Cornel West, une pensée rebelle.

Marcellus Blount
October 04, 2016

Marcellus Blount, Columbia Professor of English and Comparative Literature, will moderate a panel on black expatriate writers.

Prior to the roundtable, Professor of Comparative Literature and English Robert O’Meally will speak about “The Color Line” exhibit and his collaboration with its curator, Daniel Soutif


October 03, 2016

Linda Hervieux will present her recently published account of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, the only black combat unit to take part in the D-Day landings.

Jean Claude Ameisen
September 28, 2016

Le mercredi 28 septembre, Jean Claude Ameisen, médecin et professeur d'immunologie à l'Université Paris, parlera des défis de la santé aujourd'hui lors de la première conférence de la série, "La science peut-elle répondre aux défis du monde?/Can Science Save the World?"

September 27, 2016

« Migration et traversée des frontières normatives :

Parcours prostitutionnels d’Algériens 'en femme' sur les trottoirs de France »

Marilyn Nonken
September 22, 2016

Marilyn Nonken, one of the most acclaimed pianists specializing in new music will give a recital at Columbia Global Centers | Paris on September 22, 2016, at 8:00 pm. The program will feature music by Columbia-affiliated composers Christopher Trapani, Tristan Murail, and Richard Carrick, as well as Charles Ives' Second Piano Sonata ("Concord").

September 20, 2016

Columbia Global Centers | Paris is pleased to announce the next event in the State of Grace speaker series. On September 20th, Linna Choi and Tarik Oualalou from the eponymous Oualalou + Choi, an award-winning architectural firm based in Paris and Casablanca, will join Columbia alumnus and Australian architect Robert Grace (’84, MS in Architecture and Building Design), at the Paris Center to discuss design and urban development.

June 30, 2016

Columbia Sounds, the new concert series organized by the Paris Center and the Columbia Department of Music, presents pianist Magdalena Stern-Baczewska in performance.

Les amateurs du piano
June 26, 2016 to July 02, 2016

Venez découvrir Les Amateurs Virtuoses !  du 26 juin au 2 juillet 2016. Un hommage au répertoire américain, avec un concert de clôture à deux piano

L'Armée des Romantiques
June 25, 2016

Un récital 100% Brahms

June 24, 2016

La Muse du Parnasse presents works by Onslow, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

June 22, 2016

The aim of this workshop is to bring together academics, writers and lettristes in order to explore the living legacy of lettrisme.

Craft of Unlearning
June 20, 2016

This talk looks at the often bawdy and humorous 10th-century Exeter book riddles to show how instilling wonder becomes a means of orienting the body’s relation to the soul.

June 17, 2016 to June 18, 2016

This conference will discuss four plausible ways to manage pluralism in a ‘post-sovereign’ world: federalism, status group pluralism, corporate group autonomy and subsidiarity.

June 14, 2016

En conversation avec philosophe et architecte Sébastien Marot

June 13, 2016

Entre récit d’une enquête et témoignage personnel, Jean-Jacques Salgon nous emmène au fil de ses réflexions, visites, rencontres, vraies et fausses pistes mais toujours dans la vérité d’une écriture singulière.

La Dive Note
June 11, 2016

La Dive Note presents an evening of music with Emmanuel Normand (piano) and Pauline Sabatier (mezzo soprano).

June 08, 2016

Pour cette journée d’études le 8 juin 2016, nous proposons à des spécialistes en histoire, littérature, sciences politiques, droit, et philosophie de poser leurs propres questions critiques liées à la torture.

Jean Fanchette
June 05, 2016

Columbia Global Centers | Paris ouvre ses portes à l’œuvre de Jean Fanchette pour une journée de rencontres (5 juin) et une exposition (du 30 mai au 19 juin 2016) dédiées aux univers du poète et médecin disparu en 1992 : la poésie, l’édition et la psychanalyse.

History of Virility
June 02, 2016

To celebrate the publication of L'Histoire de Virilité by Columbia University Press, the Paris Center is excited to present an evening with two of the original authors and editors: Alain Corbin and Georges Vigarello.

June 01, 2016 to June 04, 2016

BOOMERANG is a daringly physical, poetically-nuanced dance and performance project created in 2012.

May 31, 2016

Une soirée autour du livre Euripide et le parti des femmes  de Claire Nancy

May 30, 2016

Dans Mémoire de fille, Annie Ernaux replonge dans l’été 1958, celui de sa première nuit avec un homme, à la colonie de S dans l’Orne.

Claire Joubert
May 30, 2016

À l'occasion de la parution de Critiques de l'anglais. Poétique et politique d'une langue mondialisée, nous avons le plaisir de vous convier à une rencontre de présentation du livre et de réflexion.

Cyril Huvé
May 28, 2016

La Dive Note presents an evening of piano with Cyril Huvé.

May 25, 2016

As excitement for the U.S. (and French) presidential elections builds, the Penn and Columbia Alumni Clubs of France invite you to a speaker event with Penn alum Donald Morrison: "Obama's Legacy at Home and Abroad".

Alexander Polzin
May 24, 2016

On the near-eve of the Mayor of Paris’s inauguration of the Celan monument, the sculptor Alexander Polzin will be at the Arts Arena in conversation with Margery Arent Safir.

May 23, 2016

Textes & Voix vous convient à une lecture, en présence de l'auteur, du nouveau roman de Camille Laurens, Celle que vous croyez.

Ensemble Eria
May 21, 2016

Ensemble Eria: Oeuvres de Franck, Beethoven, and Hindemith

Abdelwahab Meddeb
May 19, 2016

Tschann Libraire et Columbia Global Centers | Paris vous invite à une rencontre en hommage à Abdelwahab Meddeb, poète, islamologue, essayiste, et romancier.

May 18, 2016

Dans ce contexte d'incertitude, Hélène Ploix et Grégoire Cousté porteront des regards croisés sur le rôle et l'attractivité de l'Europe vs. la France vue du côté d'investisseurs, et sur les mesures que pourraient prendre les Institutions Européennes pour améliorer les perspectives de la construction européenne. 

State of Grace
May 17, 2016

This year, architecture, art, and design are taking center stage at Columbia Global Centers | Paris, with the new series State of Grace, Rencontres 2016.

La Dive Note - Satie
May 14, 2016

La Dive Note presents "L'Esprit - Satie" to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth.

May 13, 2016

Un concert et une expérience de l'émotion inter-sensorielle

May 12, 2016

Textes & Voix vous convient à une lecture, en présence de l'auteur, du nouveau roman de Nancy Huston


May 11, 2016

Join us for the second lecture in the "Shakespeare in Paris" series, which marks the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.

Isabel Wilkerson
May 10, 2016

This evening, Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson speaks about her acclaimed book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration and its resonance today.

Azar Nafisi, "La République de l'imagination"
May 10, 2016

Tonight, best-selling author Azar Nafisi will appear at the Paris Center as part of the World Writers' series, a continuation of the World Writers' Festival.

Postcolonial Authorship
May 10, 2016

This workshop on Postcolonial Authorship will consider some of the current conditions and constraints on writers in the wake of colonialism and in the new imperial formations.

May 08, 2016 to May 09, 2016

The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) screens documentaries by international filmmakers dealing with topics such as human rights, environmental themes, women’s issues, children, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, disease control, universal education, war and peace.

May 03, 2016

In this lecture, David Ellis demonstrates some of the methods biographers use to overcome the problem of sparse information.

Jacques Derrida
April 28, 2016

The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University presents a panel discussion in commemoration of the publication of the 40th-anniversary edition of Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology.

April 23, 2016

La Muse du Parnasse presents the Trio L, with Louison Crès-Debacq (cello) Louis-Jean Perreau (violin), and Lyuba Zhecheva (piano).

April 21, 2016

Partnered for this special event with the Columbia Global Centers|Paris, the Columbia Aging Center continues its Distinguished Lecture Series with this talk by Gerard Karsenty, Paul A. Marks Professor of Genetics & Development, Professor of Medicine, and Chair in Columbia University’s Department of Genetics & Development.

April 13, 2016

Ludovic Mohamed Zahed est né à Alger en 1977. Il découvre son homosexualité à l'âge de 17 ans. Il immigre en France avec ses parents qui s’installent à Marseille en 1995. Contaminé par le VIH à 19 ans, il crée l'association Homosexuels musulmans de France en 2010 et, en 2012 à Paris, la première « mosquée inclusive », ouverte à tous, dans une salle de prière, hébergée par un ami bouddhiste, à la Goutte d'Or.

April 12, 2016

Does the graphic novel contain a global language? Do these illustrated stories transcend linguistic differences?

April 11, 2016

Textes & Voix présente: Veracruz (éditions Verdier), d’Olivier Rolin

Soprano Emilie Rose Bry
April 07, 2016

Columbia Sounds, the new concert series organized by the Paris Center and the Columbia Department of Music, presents: La chanson française de Rameau à Poulenc.

April 05, 2016

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first issue of the Moroccan journal Souffles-Anfas and the publication of the first English-language anthology of the journal, Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics, Double Change and Columbia Global Centers | Paris are pleased to welcome you to a bilingual reading of poems and texts published for the first time in Souffles.

April 03, 2016

For the next exhibition in the 2016 series, Columbia Global Centers | Paris and Tschann Library present "Au seuil du jardin," paintings by artist Marie Agnès Bourguignon.

April 01, 2016

This event will explore Europe’s special situation, geographically as well as juridically, and the meaning of the crisis for the future of the Union.

March 25, 2016

La Muse du Parnasse presents the Trio Zadig.

March 24, 2016

As the waves of people seeking refuge continue to arrive in Europe, the migrant crisis shows no sign of abating. "La Crise migratoire : perspectives européennes, françaises et parisiennes" is a timely and important conversation offering local, national, and international perspectives on one of today's most critical issues.


March 21, 2016

Philosopher and writer Alain Badiou will take the stage for an evening of Poésie et politique.

March 19, 2016

La Dive Note presents an evening of literature and music, with the memoires of Stendhal incorporated into various classical works. 

Photo by D Sharon Pruitt
March 17, 2016

This seminar asks why the Flemish bishop's treatise on St. Augustine gave rise to a major ideological and political crisis in 17th-century France.

March 15, 2016

Join us for Columbia Sounds: A New Concert Series at Columbia Global Centers | Paris. The second concert in this new series at the Paris Center will feature an exciting selection of music with the Ensemble Pamplemousse, with Natacha Diels (flute), Jessie Marino (cello), Dave Broome (piano), Andrew Greenwald (percussion), Bryan Jacobs (electronics).

March 15, 2016

Journée d'étude: Il s’agit au cours de cette journée de mettre en regard différentes manières de se montrer en Afrique en privilégiant différents supports et contextes sociaux.

Resounding Images
March 14, 2016

During this roundtable discussion, historians of art and music will address the study of sound, space, and image in the Middle Ages.

March 14, 2016

This exhibition consists of over 40 paintings and works on paper from Beauford Delaney's Paris years.

Photo by D Sharon Pruitt
March 10, 2016

This talk explores the (un)translatability of the concepts of world literature/world literature in French/Weltliteratur, understanding these as a series of interlinked terms that have emerged in a range of different historical, cultural, and linguistic contexts.

March 10, 2016

This exhibition consists of over 40 paintings and works on paper from Beauford Delaney's Paris years.

Flavia Agnes
March 09, 2016

Tonight at the Paris Center: Flavia Agnes, world-renowned Indian legal scholar, women's rights activist, and author.

March 08, 2016

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Paris Center presents a discussion with two women of medicine from the Centre Hospitalier from Saint-Denis.

March 08, 2016

This exhibition consists of over 40 paintings and works on paper from Beauford Delaney's Paris years.

February 29, 2016

This lecture will explore the origins of the iconic American song, "Over the Rainbow," and its cultural ramifications across the 20th and 21st century.

February 25, 2016

Immerse yourself in the world of Paris Noir, African Americans in the City of Light.

February 21, 2016

Friends, colleagues, and admirers of Beauford Delaney and his art will gather together at the Paris Center to celebrate the extraordinary life of this American expatriate painter in Paris.

February 20, 2016

Schumann, Brahms and Herzogenberg are all on the program for this evening's concert, presented by La Dive Note.

February 20, 2016

Join us for a panel discussion on STEAM and Multiple Intelligences, as part of the ongoing exhibition Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color.

February 19, 2016

This exhibition consists of over 40 paintings and works on paper from Beauford Delaney's Paris years.

February 18, 2016

Join us for a roundtable discussion on multiculturalism in today's art world.

Anssi Karttunen, Irmeli Jung.
February 15, 2016

Join us for Columbia Sounds: A New Concert Series at Columbia Global Centers | Paris. The first concert in this new series at the Paris Center will feature an exciting selection of new music.

February 13, 2016

This exhibition consists of over 40 paintings and works on paper from Beauford Delaney's Paris years.

February 10, 2016

Découvrez l'histoire de Coco Ramazani, cette femme congolaise courageuse qui, tout en ayant éprouvé la pire des horreurs dans son pays assiégé, s'en est sortie et s'est réfugiée aux Etats-Unis.

Curtis Institute of Music Award Concert with baritone Allen Boxer
February 09, 2016

The Arts Arena presents the Curtis Institute of Music Award Concert with baritone Allen Boxer, accompanied on piano by Michael Schuetze.

Jean Echenoz, Textes & Voix
February 08, 2016

Author Jean Echenoz, recipient of the Prix Goncourt, will join Textes & Voix in a discussion of his new book, Envoyée speciale

February 08, 2016

Spoken word artist Mike Ladd will speak about Beauford Delaney's art, and perform poems inspired by several works in the Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition, which is currently running at the Paris Center.

Hélène Tysman
February 06, 2016

Tonight, La Dive Note highlights French composer Maurice Ravel.

Quatuor Onslow, La Muse du Parnasse
February 05, 2016

La Muse du Parnasse presents the Quatuor Onslow, performing works by Haydn, Schumann and Mozart.

February 03, 2016

Join us for the opening of the Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color, a special exhibition featuring previously unavailable works by artist Beauford Delaney. Organized by Les Amis de Beauford Delaney, and the Wells International Foundation (WIF), in collaboration with Columbia Global Centers | Paris.

February 01, 2016

This year, the Paris Center is excited to present The Global Focus Lecture Series.  A forum to discuss some of the most pressing and thought-provoking global issues of our day, the series begins with "Hijacking Human Rights: Neoliberalism and the End of the Third World," a lecture by Columbia professor Joseph Slaughter.

Edouard Louis, Textes & Voix
January 25, 2016

Edouard Louis, author of the acclaimed autobiographical novel En finir avec Eddy Bellegeule, joins Textes & Voix once again for a discussion of his new book, Histoire de la violence.

Caroline Dubost, La Dive Note
January 23, 2016

La Dive Note presents an evening of classical music, with a wide-ranging program spanning several countries and centuries.

January 09, 2016

La Dive Note presents "Autour de Marcel Proust," a medley of music and literature, with Jérôme Bastianelli reading and David Bismuth on the piano.

December 14, 2015

Columbia Engineering, in New York City, offers Master and Doctoral degrees in various engineering and applied science disciplines. Join a conversation with Vice-Dean and Professor Soulaymane Kachani to learn more about degree programs and admission requirements.

December 12, 2015

La Muse du Parnasse presents an evening of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

December 05, 2015

An evening of music: Schumann, Brahms and Fauré, organized by La Dive Note.

December 02, 2015

What does "citizenship" mean in a time when millionaires can purchase passports by the handful? When nations can deal with their stateless minorities by assigning them citizenship from an arbitrary second country?  In a timely discssusion based on her recent book, The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen, journalist and author Atossa Araxia Abrahamian will discuss the meaning - or the lack of meaning - behind the ideas of citizenship and national identity in the 21st century.

November 30, 2015

To mark the occasion of the historic COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, Columbia Global Centers | Europe invites you to a panel discussion on Creative Ingredients for a Sustainable Food System.

La Muse du Parnasse
November 28, 2015

An evening of music: Works by Fauré, Chausson and Debussy. With Deanna Anderson on the viola, Guillaume Effler on the saxophone, Etienne Espagne on the violin, Moeko Ezaki on the piano, Clara Jaszczyszyn on the violin. This concert is part of the 2015-16 series by La Muse du Parnasse.

Reservations at

November 27, 2015 to November 28, 2015

This interdisciplinary conference endeavors to go beyond national logics of knowledge organization.

November 19, 2015

Dunstan Ward, professor at Reid Hall, will read poems from his new collection Beyond Puketapu (Steele Roberts, 2015) and sign copies over a glass of wine. The reading will take place in English and French.

Richard Schulman
November 18, 2015

   The Arts Arena presents an evening with photographer Richard Schulman.

November 17, 2015

Come for the screening of Fassbinder's Le Mariage de Maria Braun, and stay for a discussion with Hanna Schygulla

November 16, 2015

Boualem Sansal s’est imposé comme une des voix majeures de la littérature contemporaine. Au fil d’un récit débridé, plein d’innocence goguenarde, d’inventions cocasses ou inquiétantes, il s’inscrit dans la filiation d’Orwell pour brocarder les dérives et l’hypocrisie du radicalisme religieux qui menace les démocraties.

The Arts Arena
November 10, 2015

Spend an evening in conversation with author and award-winning foreign correspondent Janine di Giovanni, presented by The Arts Arena.


Ensemble Ventosum
November 06, 2015

In French, the trombone-like instrument is called a "sacqueboute; in English it's the distinctly less melodious-sounding "sackbut." And in any language, the music is superb.  Lose yourself in the sounds of early Baroque Italy with the Ensemble Ventosum, as they perform L'Arte dei Piffari. This performance is part of the 2015-16 series at Reid Hall, presented by La Muse du Parnasse.

This event is free to Reid Hall students and members.

Reservations and information available at


Boussole, Actes Sud
November 05, 2015

Vous êtes conviés à une lecture, en présence de l'auteur Mathias Enard, du roman Boussole (Prix Goncourt 2015)

October 28, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Europe is delighted to welcome Lucinda Childs in an evening of conversation presented by the Arts Arena.

October 22, 2015

The Columbia University Club of France and the Penn Alumni Club of France present a lively discussion featuring Penn alum Donald Morrison, author of the 2009 bestselling book The Death of French Culture.

La Monte Young
October 12, 2015

Widely recognized as the first minimalist composer, the works La Monte Young are among the most influential and radical in post-World War II experimental and contemporary music. In May 2016, the Philharmonie de Paris will present “La Monte Young Tribute Performance.”

September 30, 2015

 Today, Vaux-le-Vicomte is the largest private estate in France. For Alexandre de Vogüé, this architectural gem is simply “home,” and Le Nôtre’s famed gardens his “backyard.” The Arts Arena welcomes Alexandre de Vogüé to speak of living Vaux-le-Vicomte.

September 27, 2015

Today’s conversation brings together Sayed Kashua, an Arab citizen of Israel who has devoted his life to sharing the story of Palestine with Israelis; Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina, who writes on political unrest and Western influences on Africa; and Gary Shteyngart who satirically chronicles his challenge bridging the dislocation of Jewish and Russian cultures

September 26, 2015

Yiyun Li joins newly appointed director of France Culture, Sandrine Treiner, in conversation about her unusual path to the life of a writer and her newly released novel, Kinder Than Solitude.

September 25, 2015 to September 25, 2105

The World Writers' Festival/Festival des Écrivains du Monde presents an evening with Michel Faber.

September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Europe will host the third Columbia University — Bibliotheque nationale de France World Writers' Festival in Paris from Sept. 25 to 27.

September 21, 2015

The Arts Arena presents an evening with photographer Seton Smith, in conversation with international curator Ami Barak.

Trio Jazz
September 19, 2015

It's an evening of jazz at Reid Hall! The Trio Jazz takes the stage Saturday, Sept. 19 at 8 PM, with Xavier Thollard at the piano, Joachim Govin on the double bass, and Simon Bernier on drums.

September 05, 2015

La Dive Note presents the first of its fall series of concerts: Les Folies Humaines, Oeuvres de Marin Marais.

June 30, 2015

La Muse du Parnasse highlights wind and string instruments in an evening dedicated to the music of Beethoven and Onslow.

June 29, 2015

Magdalena Baczewska, Director of the Music Performance Program at Columbia University, will be performing Bach's Goldberg Variations at Columbia Global Centers | Europe. 


June 27, 2015


The Dive Note concert series presents Violon d'Ingres: A Portrait in Music, with Hélène Schmitt on the violin and Tobias Smith on the pianoforte, and the music of Baillot, Onslow and Alard. 

La Délirante, chemin d’un poète
June 23, 2015

After two months of concerts, films, and literature,  the exhibition series La Délirante, chemin d’un poète ends with an evening of poetry and music.

A Wing and a Prayer
June 18, 2015

Join award-winning filmmaker Boaz Dvir for the screening of his documentary A Wing and a Prayer. This hour-long film, aired across the United States tells the virtually unknown story of World War II aviators who risked their lives and freedom in 1948 to prevent what they viewed as an imminent second Holocaust.

June 16, 2015

The Arts Arena and the Municipal Art Society are honored to present award-winning landscape architect Thomas Woltz as the inaugural speaker of their Paris-New York Series on Cities. This series addresses intelligent urban design, architecture, landscaping, the role of the arts and culture in community-building, as well as urgent issues of resilience, diversity, environment, and sustainability: all aspects of life and culture in these two breathtaking and complex global cities.

Jérôme Ferrari
June 08, 2015

Textes & Voix brings award-winning writer Jérôme Ferrari to Columbia Global Centers | Europe. The acclaimed novelist, who received the Prix Goncourt in 2012 for Le sermon sur la chute de Rome, will be discussing his latest novel, Le Principe, in which a young philosopher, fascinated by Heisenberg and his famous uncertainty principle, grapples with a world scarred by legacies of war and economic uncertainty.  Excerpts performed by actor Didier Flamand. The evening will be presented by theoretical physicist Marc Lachièze-Rey, director of research at CNRS.

June 04, 2015

L'Institut du Genre and Columbia Global Centers | Europe invite you to a discussion and debate around the inaugural issue of "Comment s'en sortir?", a new magazine devoted to feminist, queer and postcolonial studies. With the participation of Elsa Dorlin, Professor of Political and Social Philosophy at University of Paris 8, the members of the scientific and editorial committees of the review, the coordinators and writers of the first two editions, and Oristelle Bonis.

Free and open to the public. This event takes place in French, and is part of the Jeudis du Genre series.

June 02, 2015

Join renowned actresses Jane Birkin and Charlotte Rampling, as part of a Soirée romantisme allemand et romantisme anglais, presented by La Délirante.

June 02, 2015

The Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, Columbia Global Centers | Europe and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales are pleased to invite you to a day of discussion centered around Michel Foucault:

May 28, 2015

Join us for an evening of film, literature and music, presented by specialty press La Délirante.

Author Russell Banks
May 26, 2015

Join internationally renowned author Russell Banks for an evening of reading and conversation. The two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and recipient of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize will be discussing his recent short story collection, A Permanent Member of the Family. 


Trio L
May 22, 2015

Join Trio L for an evening of classical music, with works by Brahms, Onslow and Shostakovitch. 

La Littérature en suspens
May 19, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Europe welcomes Catherine Coquio, author of La Littérature en suspens. Écritures de la Shoah : le témoignage et les œuvres. Appearing with Tiphaine Samoyault, Claude Mouchard and Heinz Wismann, Coquio will be discussing her recently released book, which is dedicated to the literature of witnesses to the concentration camps and the Holocaust. Presented by Librairie Tschann.


Gazier and Lepape
May 18, 2015

Join writers Michèle Gazier and Pierre Lepape for a discussion of their just-released novel, Noir et Or, a story of ambition, social climbing and revenge, with echoes of Stendhal's The Red and the Black. Excerpts performed by Fanny Cottençon. This event is part of the Textes & Voix performance series. Discussion and readings take place in French.

May 05, 2015

The Arts Arena and Columbia Global Centers | Europe are delighted to welcome Academy Award-winning director Michel Gondry. Mr. Gondry will discuss his past works, and in particular his time with Noam Chomsky in Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy, which was screened as part of the festival L'Europe Autour de L'Europe. Registration and more information at

April 05, 2015

Michel Gondry comes to Reid Hall for a screening and discussion of his most recent film as part of the "Europe by Europe" Film Festival. 

Robert Storr
March 31, 2015

Dean of the Yale School of Art and former MoMa Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Robert Storr will be speaking with contemporary artist and Marcel Duchamp Prize winner, Tatiana Trouvé.

Laurent Le Bon, Président du Musée Picasso
March 10, 2015

Long considered France’s star curator, Laurent Le Bon was the founding director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz as well as the commissioner of Jeff Koons at Versailles and of Paris’s Nuit Blanche (2012). On June 3, 2014, he was named Président du Musée Picasso, which opened it doors in October 2014 after five years of restoration. Mr. Le Bon comes back to Arts Arena for his third talk.

March 09, 2015

Join Textes & Voix at Columbia Global Centers | Europe for their next performance in the 2014-2015 series, featuring Alain Badiou's Bonheur réel, réel perdu. Nicolas Pignon will perform selected excerpts, and Alain Badiou will be on hand to discuss his work.

This event will take place in French. Reserve places by emailing More information at

General tickets 12 euros; student tickets 6 euros. Free for students and members of Reid Hall.

March 06, 2015

In partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Europe, La Muse du Parnasse presents an evening of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Featuring Odile Bernard (recorder), William Dongois (cornetto) and Pierre Gallon (harpsichord), the trio will perform works by Attaignant, Corelli, Frescobaldi, Lully, Muffat, Palestrina, Schmelzer, and Scheidemann.

Reservations can be made at This event is free to students and members of Reid Hall.

Richard Stevenson, NYTimes Political Editor
February 17, 2015

The Columbia Alumni Club of France, in partnership with the Penn Club of France, hosts a talk by New York Times Editor Richard Stevenson on the challenges of journalism today.

January 31, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Europe welcomes pianist Aya Okuyama for an evening of Chopin: Un Hiver A Majorque, 24 preludes opus 28. The event is presented by La Dive Note as part of their 2014-15 concert series.

For more information or to make a reservation, email

January 27, 2015

Columbia Global Centers | Europe and IDDRI - Sciences Po present a timely and relevant discussion on the challenges faced by China in agricultural politics. In many countries where technological advances have led to major increases in agricultural yields and productions, it is becoming urgent to address the negative environmental and social consequences, in order to deal with the challenges of the next few decades. How can public political reforms in place now affect these trajectories?

January 20, 2015

A panel of scholars and curators, organized by Professor Robert G. O'Meally, will speak on Bearden, his connection to Paris and to the ancient epic poet, the influence of Matisse, and the cut-out form.


January 19, 2015 to February 22, 2015

This presentation of Romare Bearden’s paintings based on The Odyssey

January 18, 2015

In 2015, join authors and actors to discuss the literary works that have inspired the public’s imagination. In addition to the traditional lineup of readings performed by celebrated actors, Textes & Voix presents a new series: Vivre pour écrire, écrire pour vivre. This series allows authors to discuss their recent publications with the audience and to listen to readings of their texts.

January 08, 2015

This panel discussion is part of the Politics of Memory in Global Context series, which bring together scholars in the social sciences and humanities, neuroscientists and psychologists, and curators of historical and memorial museums to explore the relation between individual and collective remembering, and the politics of national and transnational memory in the world today.

December 16, 2014

Join Soulaymane Kachani, Vice Dean and Professor at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, to learn more about their graduate degree programs and admission requirements. 

Jean Fritts of Sotheby's at Arts Arena
December 09, 2014

Arts Arena invites as a guest speaker Jean Fritts, who joined Sotheby’s in 1992 and now is its worldwide head for African and Oceanic art.

November 19, 2014

Susan Meiselas is best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America.

November 10, 2014

Presented by the Arts Arena, the internationally renowned actress Isabelle Huppert will speak at Columbia Global Centers | Europe. 

Susan Fuhrman: In Conversation with French Education Leaders
November 03, 2014

Teachers College President Fuhrman will participate in an engaging roundtable discussion covering accessibility and socioeconomic diversity, with a focus on elite educational institutions.

October 27, 2014

A conversation presented by Columbia University. This event is free and open to the public.

October 07, 2014

A conversation with the author of one of America’s most talked-about recent novels

October 05, 2014

The first conference will take place in Paris at Columbia Global Centers | Europe and Sciences Po and will examine the changing role of the state, in response to both the economic crisis and  Europe’'s debt crisis, as well as its role in the continuing quest for growth. 

September 17, 2014 to September 21, 2014

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