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French Animation Film Festival
Sunday, April 19 4:00-6:00 pm
Seelye 106

A selection of nine short animated films, each an illustration of today's ills, from the renowned Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France). Running time: 66'. Open to the public. All films are in English or have English subtitles. The screening will be followed by a discussion in English. Viewers' discretion advised (some nudity and sexual content).








La "Sécurisation des Frontières" dans les enclaves de Ceuta et Melilla: impact sur l'immigration subsaharienne et implications pour la nouvelle politique d'immigration au Maroc

Wednesday, April 1, 12 pm

Lewis Global Studies Center

The Lewis Global Studies Center welcomes Mustapha Machrafi, Fulbright scholar and Professor at the African Studies Institute, University of Mohamed V- Souissi--Rabati. His Fulbright project is entitled "Governance of Immigration: A Comparative Study of the American and Moroccan Immigration Policies". His lecture will discuss the immigration and movement of Sub-Saharan Africans in the Melilla and Ceuta Enclaves and its impact on immigration politics in Morocco. The lecture will be held in French.




Spring 2015 French Film Series

Our Spring 2015 film series features a wide variety of French-language films and meets at 7:00 pm most Wednesdays in McConnell B15. The films will be subtitled in English; non-French speakers are encouraged to attend!


The schedule is as follows: Feb. 25, Les garçons et Guillame, à table!; March 4, Bambi; March 11, Amélie Poulain (in McConnell 103); Mar 25, Ratatouille; April 1, La Haine; April 8, Le Dîner de Cons






Neilson Professor Lecture Series: Sahar Amer

Monday, Feb. 16 *NEW DATE*

Carroll Room, Campus Center, 5 pm
"The Arab Spring and Rainbow Hopes: LGBTIQ Rights in Transitional Societies"


This lecture will assess the situation of LGBTIQ rights in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.


Monday, March 9
Neilson Browsing Room, 5 pm
"Muslim Women, Veiling, and Human Rights"

This lecture will discuss lesser known aspects of veiling in order to highlight some of the human rights violations that veiled Muslim women continue to experience around the world, including veiling and feminism, Islamic fashion, beauty pageants, and Muslim dolls.

Monday, April 6
Neilson Browsing Room, 5 pm
"Bad Girls and Gender Trouble in the Thirteenth-Century Mediterranean"

This lecture will focus on the life and legacy of Shajarrat al-Durr, the first woman sultan of Egypt, and the ruler responsible for the defeat of Saint Louis during the 7th crusade.



WHAW: Challenging French Identity: "I am Charlie? I am Ahmed?"
Tuesday, February 3, 4 p.m.
Campus Center 103/104

The Lewis Global Studies Center presents WHAW (What's Happening Around the World). Professors Ibtissam Bouachrine, Mlada Bukovansky, Mehammed Mack, and Oriane Morriet, will consider the following questions: Why did the tragic events of January 7 shake the French Republic and its values of freedom of expression and laïcité to the core? What does the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, stand for in France? What have been the reactions in the Muslim community in France and elsewhere? How has the tragedy affected the political climate in France and Europe? What are the consequences for freedom of expression?

La Table française: Join us!
Every Monday, beginning 8 September 2014, noon-1:00 p.m.
Duckett House Dining Room (Room A or B on alternating weeks)
Non-board guests must sign the log in the room they're using. Smith students who are on the Board plan should swipe their cards at the check-in desk.

We offer congratulations to four French majors who were awarded Fulbright Fellowships for 2014-2015:

Nora Nadire '14
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship

"Pepper" Alexandra Neff '14
Turkey: English Teaching Assistantship

Maya Potter '14
India: Anthropology
"Documenting the Negotiated Use of Public Space by Women Street Vendors in Ahmedabad"

Lisa Saladin '13
Ireland: Language and Literature
"Fresh Feminine Voices: Transfiguring Irish-Language Poetry in the Postmodern Era"

Jacobson Center French Tutors
Clementine Hamelin, Naomi Sinnathamby, Grace Kim
By appointment:, ext. 3056

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