Francophone World / PFMP Concentration Areas

4.24 Teaching Professional Communication in Language Courses : a Panel for Language Instructors.  Ritt Deitz,  Department of French and Italian; Takako Nakakubo, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. 4pm, 1418 Van Hise Hall. 

4.25 Round Table on the First Round of the French Presidential Elections. Speakers will include Léa Berthon (Sciences Po, Aix-en-Provence), Laird Boswell (Department of History), Gilles Bousquet, welcoming remarks (Department of French and Italian), Dominique Brossard (Department of Life Sciences Communication), Clémentine Brunet (Sciences Po, Aix-en-Provence), Ritt Deitz (Department of French and Italian, Professional French Masters Program) and Nils Ringe (Department of Political Science, Center for European Studies, EU Center of Excellence).  4pm, Union South, Industry Room.

4.28 French and Italian Symposium on Transcontinental Teaching. Gilles Bousquet, Jan Miernowski (UW-Madison),  Stéphane Lojkine, Sylvie Daviet (Aix-Marseille Université), and others.  2-4pm, UW-Madison French House.  633 N. Frances St.  Free and open to the public.

5.1 John Benedicto Krejsler, “School Policy Reform and Its Transatlantic Twists”  Sponsored by the Center for European Studies



DEJEUNERS PUBLICS le vendredi à la Maison Française.  More information at the French House website

French "Vin et Conversation." Monday evenings, 7-9pm. Barriques, 127 W. Washington Ave.

Going Global with Afternoon Conversation Series. Striving to promote cultural understanding. Sponsored by Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD), Global Connections, and International Student Services.
Fridays, 2:00-4:00 pm, Prairie Fire Coffeehouse, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.
For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-5236.

Weekly WUD Global Connections Committee Meetings. Get involved in planning international and multicultural events. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Global Connections Committee.
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm (Kick-off Mtg., September 19), Union South (TITU), 1308 W. Dayton St.
For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-5236.

Language Tables. Each day foreign language speakers gather to practice their skills and build community. For specific languages and times, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-5236.

The Great Acceleration: Human-Driven Changes to the Environment and the Idea of Sustainability. Christof Mauch, Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society, Ludwig Maximilian-Universität, Munich, Germany. Part of Environmental Studies 402 and History of Science 350. Lecture/discussion open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for German & European Studies (CGES), Environmental Studies, and History of Science.

Peace Corps Drop-In Advising. Not sure what you are doing after graduation? Looking to make a difference? Stop in and chat with our Peace Corps advisor and see if the Peace Corps is right for you. Mondays 9:00 - 11:00 am, Wednesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Morgridge Center Resource Library, Red Gym & Armory, 716 Langdon St. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1121.DINERS PUBLICS le mercredi à la Maison Française (633 North Frances St., appeler 262-3941 pour réserver une place)



PFMP Alumni Round Table. "Professional French Studies for a Career Outside Academe."  Alumni speakers from Champagne Laurent-Perrier, Manpower, World Faiths Development Dialogue, CNH Capital, and more. 

Round Table:  Fighting Islamophobia.  John W. Vaudreuil, Nasra Wehelie, Safi Kaskas, Imam Alhagie Jallow, Golnar Nikpour.

Lecture, French International Policy in Testing Times.  Frédéric Bozo.  Sponsored by Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, Center for European Studies, and the Center for German and European Studies

Déjeuner du printemps PFMP with speaker, Quebec filmmaker and writer Christian Laurence of TV5's "Tabous et Interdits."  Talk title:  "Réaliser la francophonie," with special screening at 11:30am of Laurence's recent documentary of 1977 American cult film SLAP SHOT, entitled "Du hockey propre : la petite histoire d'un film culte."  By invitation.

Africa at Noon: Education in Africa: Then and Now; Still Now and Then. David Johnson, Director, Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford, U.K. Sponsored by African Studies.

WUD Film Presents: Two Days, One Night. Belgium, France, Italy, 2014. Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee and the Assembly of International Students. 

Funding Study Abroad Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs and the Financial Aid Office.

Africa at Noon: The Impact of the Educational System on Writing in National Languages: Problems and Prospects. Mamadou Ba, African Literature and Civilization, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar.

Douglas Hofstadter, "An Ode to Constraints: Savoring the Act of Translation of Structured Verse."  Keynote speech, Graduate Association of French and Italian Students Symposium. 

 Africa at Noon:  Challenges to Conserving the Congo Basin Rainforest: Climate Change and the Second Scramble for Africa. Thomas B. Smith, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Founding Director, Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles. Sponsored by African Studies.

Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal). Canada, France, 1990. Directed by Denys Arcand. French w/ English subtitles. Sixth screening in an eight-part film series, 'Religion on Film.' Presented by PFMP Executive Director Ritt Deitz.

Africa at Noon: Higher Education for Africa’s Resurgence in the 21st Century. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, History and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Quinnipiac University. Sponsored by African Studies.

Round Table: Charlie Hebdo, Satire, and Freedom of Expression.

In Defense of Anthropology: The Colonialism Canard. Herbert Lewis, Anthropology. Part of Anthropology Colloquium Series.

Free film screening: "On n'est pas des marques de vélo" with documentary filmmaker Jean-Pierre Thorn.  An emerging hip-hop artist, Bouda is deported from France to Tunisia, then illegally returns to his home in a banlieue of Paris.

Africa at Noon: The (In)Visibilities of Hakim Belabbe's Ashlaa. Nasrin Qader, French and Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University. Sponsored by African Studies. 

The Hard Lessons of Ebola in West Africa. J. Stephen Morrison, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Center for Global Health Policy, and UW-Madison alumnus. Sponsored by African Studies, Global Health, and International Studies.  

Naming of Chevaliers dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques.  PFMP Executive Director Ritt Deitz and Professor Aliko Songolo (French, African Languages and Literatures) were recognized in a ceremony by Mr. Graham Paul, Consul General of France in Chicago. 

The Neoliberal Diet and Inequality: Differentiated Convergence in North America. Gerardo Otero, Sociology and International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, and Tinker Visiting Professor. Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, & Iberian Studies (LACIS). 

International Journalism and Marketing Internships Info Session. Sponsored by International Internship Program. 

Doctors Without Borders Info Session. For all interested medical and non-medical professionals. No registration required. Sponsored by Doctors without Borders and Global Health.

Lecture: "Fighting for Intimacy: Counterinsurgency, Gender Politics, and Colonial Utopianism in the Algerian War" Terry Peterson, History, UW-Madison.

Africa at Noon: Women’s Rights in Contemporary African Constitutions. Aili Tripp, Political Science and Gender & Women’s Studies. Sponsored by African Studies.

Weston Roundtable: Knowledge Systems for Sustainability: A Report From the Front Lines. Molly Jahn, Genetics. Sponsored by Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Office of Sustainability, and Civil & Environmental Engineering. 

Déjeuner du printemps PFMP. Guest speaker Kemail Saïki, UN Peacekeeping Operations, on peacekeeping efforts in Central Africa since decolonization, and PFMP Honorary Fellows Chris Quinlan (2013) and Nicole D'Amour (2014).  

SYMPOSIUM: PFMP Quatorze.  French-language symposium round table on the theme "L'entre deux langues / cultures dans le monde du travail," with professional translator Ethan Footlik (Paris) and Quebec Economic Affairs team member Michelle Harrison, Chicago (both PFMP alumni), plus Nouvelle Cour Executive Director Mamadou Gaye (Paris) and filmmaker and KINO'00 co-founder Jéricho Jeudy (Montreal).  

Africa at Noon: The Marabout (Murabit) as Public Healer: The Cosmology of Corporeality and the Islamic Body Politic in Morocco. Ellen Amster, History, UW-Milwaukee. Sponsored by African Studies. 

French Play: 'Quand on se parle.' With English subtitles. Sponsored by French & Italian and the Anonymous Fund.

Global Agriculture, Food Security, and Society: Insights from South Africa, Farmer to Farmer, Wisconsin and Elsewhere. Mike Bell Community & Environmental Sociology, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, Valerie Stull, Environmental Studies, and Erin Schneider, Hilltop Community Farm, Dane County. Sponsored by the International Agriculture Colloquium and Agricultural & Life Sciences.

Funding Study Abroad Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs.

PFMP: La France et l'Europe. Mini-module PFMP avec Kyle Schneider (CELSA-Sorbonne, Paris), dans le cadre du cours F642 "Culture et Société dans le monde francophone." 

PFMP: La France et l'Europe.  Mini-module PFMP avec Pascal Onraed (Partenariats Internationaux, ESCP Europe, Paris), dans le cadre du cours F642 "Culture et Société dans le monde francophone." 

PFMP: La France et sa jeunesse : je t'aime moi non plus.  Mini-module PFMP avec Mamadou Gaye (Nouvelle Cour, Paris), dans le cadre du cours F642 "Culture et Société dans le monde francophone." 

Languaging Across (Disciplinary and Transnational) Borders: Literacies and Learning for Global Youth. Margaret Hawkins, Curriculum & Instruction. Part of the series: Language Matters: Wisconsin and the World. Sponsored by the Language Institute.

Collaborative Mechanisms for Clinical Translation of Stem Cell Therapies in a Global Environment. Tania Bubela, Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada. Exploring need for global collaboration on stem cell research. Sponsored by Morgridge Institute for Research. 

Emerging World Order? Economic Power and Global Governance in the 21st Century. Robert Wade, Political Economy and International Development, London School of Economics. Part of 'Who Counts? Inclusion in Global (Economic) Politics, Exclusion in National Politics' series of events. Sponsored by the Havens Center and Global Studies.

Planning, Law, and Property Rights: A U.S.-European Cross-National Contemplation. Richard K. Norton, Urban & Regional Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sponsored by European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE), European Studies, Global Legal Studies, and Urban & Regional Planning. .


Tuesday, September 29

Thilo Marauhn: “The Migrant Crisis-Factual Background, Legal Challenges, Political Perspectives”

4pm, Lubar Commons, 7200 Law

This event is sponsored by CGES and Global Legal Studies.


Lise Bostrup: “Hans Christian Anderson in the Shadow of Danish Colonialism”

7pm, 1418 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr.

This event is sponsored by CES and the Scandinavian Studies Department.


Thursday, October 1

Debt and Demos: Greece and the Future of the Eurozone

5:30pm, Madison Public Library-Central Library, 201 W Mifflin St.

This event is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, UW-Madison