April 26 Guest Lecture: ‘France after Charlie Hebdo’

| April 24, 2015

Centre Francophone and the St. Louis & Lyon Sister Cities present a¬†Jacques Chicoineau Lecture, “France After Charlie Hebdo,” this Sunday, April 26, with guest speaker John Bowen.

Bowen, a sociocultural anthropologist and the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University St. Louis, is the author of several books, including “Can Islam Be French? Pluralism and Pragmatism in a Secularist State” (2010), and “Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves: Islam, the State, and Public Space” (2007).

The lecture is free and open to the public:

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3 p.m.
Sunnen Lounge, University Center
Webster University
175 Edgar Rd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Jacques Chicoineau Lectures

Jacques Chicoineau, an accomplished writer, was professor emeritus of French language and literature at Webster University, and was a founding member of St. Louis-Lyon Sister Cities. He used puppets as a teaching tool in his French classes throughout his career and taught courses in Puppetry in Education. He performed himself and with groups of French students both in the United States and in Europe. He received a medal from the French government for his use of puppetry in the spreading of French culture in the United States.

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