La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in December. All events are free and open to the public; for further information, call 212.998.8750 or email

On Tuesday, December 5, at 7 p.m., philosopher, writer, and professor at Johns Hopkins University Christian Delacampagne will present a lecture, in French, entitled “Tina Modotti, femme, photographe, et communiste.”

On Friday, December 8, at 7 p.m., Haitian novelist Dany Laferriere, author of Comment faire l’amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer and Le cri des oiseaux fous, which won the Prix Marguerite Yourcenar, will discuss his work with NYU Professor of French Michael Dash, author of Culture and Customs of Haiti. The conversation will take place in French.

On Tuesday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m., Moroccan historian Abdesselam Cheddadi will speak in French with English interpretation on “Actualité d’Ibn Khaldûn, penseur de la société et de la civilisation.” Columbia University historian Richard Bulliet will respond. This event is sponsored by the NYU Institute of French Studies and Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West.

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