FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

A Night of Philosophy & Ideas

We are thrilled to announce that the Cultural Services of the French Embassy has partnered with cultural and academic institutions to bring A Night of Philosophy & Ideas/Night of Ideas to 7 major U.S. cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Norfolk, and San Francisco.

This year’s events bring together major thinkers and artists to participate in philosophical conversations about some of the most pressing issues of our time, in an atmosphere resembling a summer music festival or a large-scale art happening. 2020 guest speakers and artists include 2019 Nobel Prize-winning economist Esther Duflo; Institute for Advanced Studies anthropologist, sociologist, and physician Didier Fassin; journalist and sex columnist Maïa Mazaurette; and philosophers Catherine Malabou and Barbara Stiegler. There will also be performances and art by French juggler Jérôme Thomas, and two of his colleagues, Jörg Müller and Martin Schwietze, Armenian-Syrian installation artist Hratch Arbach.

All events are free and open to the public.