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Series of events commemorates bond between United States and France

Centre Francophone, Webster Film Series Host WWI Cine-Concert 'Wings'

April 04, 2017

One hundred years after the United States entered World War One, the French Embassy seeks to shed light on this momentous occasion through a series of events across the U.S. throughout 2017 as part of a yearlong program “How 1917 Changed the World." Join the Webster University Film Series & the Centre Francophone, and Cinema St. Louis for a special ciné-concert to commemorate the centennial.

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Centre Francophone hosts a forum on Reimagining French Instruction for the 21st Century

February 28, 2017

Webster University’s Centre Francophone and Vista Higher Learning will host a forum on Reimagining French Instruction for the 21st Century on March 4, from 8:30-11 a.m., in the EAB. This event is hosted by Lionel Cuillé, the Jane and Bruce Robert endowed professor of French at Webster University.

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A Conversation with Filmmaker Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche Nov. 7

November 03, 2016

Centre Francophone invites members of the Webster community to a talk (in English) by Franco-Algerian filmmaker Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche on Nov. 7 at noon in the East Academic Building, room 252. Ameur-Zaïmeche will discuss his new film, "Story of Judas," which is being presented at the St. Louis International Film Festival. Professor Lionel Cuillé will moderate the discussion.

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Students from nine St. Louis area high schools discussed the importance of pursuing a minor or a major in French

Snapshot: Centre Francophone Hosts French Essay Contest

April 20, 2016

For the fourth year in a row, the Centre Francophone at Webster University hosted the French Essay Contest of the Alliance Française ("Concours de rédaction") on Saturday, April 16, in the East Academic Building. Lionel Cuillé welcomed 113 students from nine St. Louis area high schools to discuss the importance of pursuing a minor or a major in French.

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French and Francophone Studies International Conference March 17-19

March 10, 2016

Lionel Cuillé, the Jane and Bruce Robert Chair in French and Francophone Studies, is the lead organizer for Passages, Seuils, Portes, the annual international conference in French and Francophone Studies, to be held March 17-19 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Three hundred scholars and speakers from around the world are scheduled to attend. This year marks the first time for the event in St. Louis.

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Centre Francophone director Lionel Cuille with students and guest speakers.

Francophone Guest Speaks of French Culture in Iran, U.S. Relations

March 02, 2016

The Centre Francophone, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, hosted the conference, "Iran-U.S. Relations: Impact for Human Rights," with guest speaker Fariba Hachtroudi, who discussed the importance of Francophonie culture in Iran and her personal experience traveling clandestinely to Iran. The event drew Webster students from International Languages and Cultures as well as the International Relations and International Human Rights programs.

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