La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews at University Place, will host three special events in May. All events are free and open to the public. For further information call 212.998.8750 or visit

On Monday, May 1, 7 p.m., the Florence Gould lecture will feature Jacques Toubon, president, Cité de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, discussing “Immigration in the History of the French Nation: An American Model for a New French Museum?” He will speak in English.

On Tuesday, May 2, 7 p.m., philosopher and author Paul Audi will deliver a lecture entitled “Can the Body Do Wrong?” Audi is the author of Superiorité de l’éthique: de Schopenhaur à Wittgenstein et au-delà; Où je suis: topique du corps et l’ Esprit; Créer; and La Fin de l’impossible. Audi will speak in English.

Finally, on Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 p.m., a program entitled “Islam et modernité: comment être musulman et de son temps” will feature Abdelmajid Charfi and Hamadi Redissi, both from the University of Tunis; and Boutheina Cheriet, University of Algiers. The program, to be presented in French, is held in cooperation with NYU’s program “Dialogues: Islamic World - U.S. - The West.”

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