The Lycée’s public lecture series gives students and the general public the opportunity to meet leading authorities in a wide range of fields, from literature to politics, from economics to science. Both educational and informative, these lectures are idea-provoking, and are designed to inspire current and future generations in their roles as thought-leaders.
Conducted in French or English, this series is free of charge. Below are some of our upcoming public lectures and debates. The conference and debates are open to parents, seating availability permitting. Reservations at: (212) 439-3820. Please check our website frequently for the complete list and ongoing updates.
Upcoming Lecture Calendar
April 13th, 2013, 9am to 5pm - Livestreamed
Living with Two Languages: The Advantages of Being Bilingual
This daylong conference will share French and American perspectives on bilingualism with experts in linguistics, psychology, multiculturalism, nutrition and education. Co-organized by the Lycée Francais de New York and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Hosted by the LFNY. Conference is sold out, but can be watched live online from the Conference website. For more information, go to Living-With-Two-Languages.info.
Thursday, January 31th, 2013 - 6:30 pm
Why Do we Need Creative Minds?
Creativity is a form of intelligence needed in the world to come. With Claude Grunitzky founder and editor-in-chief of the quarterly publication TRACE, an international fashion and music title, and Pesident of TRUE, a transcultural think tank; Francis Cholle, author of “The Intuitive Compass: Why The Best Decisions Balance Reason And Instinct “(2011, Jossey Bass) and President of the Human Company.
Monday, December 10th, 2012 - 6:30 pm
New Journalism in the Digital Age - Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. is the publisher of The New York Times since 1992 and chairman of the board since 1997. Sulzberger has been credited with developing the Times’s internet operations, monetizing digital content, etc., helping to improve the paper’s bottom line.
Monday, December 10th, 2012 - 8:15 am in the auditorium
Poor Economics: A Radical Way of Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Povery - Esther Duflo
Dr. Duflo was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, following the publication of her most recent book, Poor Economics: A Radical Way of Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Povery with co-author Abhijit V. Banerjee. Dr. Duflo will discuss poverty and development with students as part of the series “Celebrating Humanity Around the Globe,” sponsored by parents of the Lycée, Dr. Ghassan and Dr. Eileen O Reilly Abou-Alfa.
The Cultural Center programs are made possible in part through generous donations. If you would like to support the Cultural Center and ensure that it continues to offer outstanding programs, please contact the Development Office at (212) 439 3850.