Our Daily Poison: How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Marie-Monique Robin, documentary filmmaker and author of the best-selling book " The World According to Monsanto", for a conversation on the state of our food chain.

Happiness: A Philosopher’s Guide

On Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Frédéric Lenoir and Oliver Burkeman for a talk on the subject of happiness.

Welcome to the Middle Ages: A Conversation with Professor Zink

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Professor Michel Zink, world renowned expert on medieval literature, for an immersive discussion on the adventurous Middle-Age times.

A Conversation with Abd al Malik

French slam artist, poet, writer, and film director Abd al Malik talks about his literary work and autobiographical feature film "Qu’Allah bénisse la France !"

Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Annie Cohen-Solal and Alexander Stille for a discussion Cohen-Solal’s latest book Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel.

An Evening with Marc Levy

French author Marc Levy talks about his new novel, "Elle et lui", just out in France.

Michel Houellebecq: A Public Discussion

Novelist Catherine Cusset and Tom Roberge, Deputy Director of Albertine, discuss Michel Houellebecq’s novels. In English.

The Letters of Samuel Beckett

Dan Gunn and Joseph O’Neill discuss the third volume of the correspondence of Samuel Beckett.

France’s Historic Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte

A conversation with Alexandre de Vogüé, Owner and Director of Vaux-le-Vicomte, and Nicola Courtright, Art Historian, on France’s Historic Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte.

Reading Patrick Modiano

A conversation on the work of Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano with Mark Polizzotti, David R. Godine, Sam Sacks, and Sal Robinson.