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Villa San Francisco & French Morning Panel

Do cultural diplomacy and art mix? 

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. recently opened Villa San Francisco, the first U.S.-based residency center and creative space within a global network of French cultural "villas," including the Medicis in Rome, Velazquez in Madrid (since 1920) and Kujoyama in Kyoto (1992). The new Villa San Francisco fits within an ambitious plan to expand this network of artistic residencies into the US and across the globe.

On October 15, 2020 at 11am EDT, join the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and French Morning for a webinar exploring the purpose of cultural diplomacy in the 21st century.

The speakers are as follows: 

Gaëtan Bruel, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States since 2019. He was previously advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, notably in charge of cultural diplomacy. 

Mélanie Desliens-Flint, founding and board member of the Villa San Francisco and vice-president of the French American Cultural Society.

Aude-Emilie Judaïque, documentary filmmaker who explores new forms of creation, like augmented reality, and is particularly interested in migrations and concepts of border. She will be one of the first French artist resident at the Villa San Francisco. 

This webinar will be in French and is free and open to all. For more information, visit FrenchMorning.com