Le Mois de la Francophonie au Liban
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March is Le Moi de la Francophonie in Lebanon, and this blog is a proud partner! The month full of concerts, conferences, exhibitions and events is organized by the Lebanese Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and the embassies French-speaking countries in Lebanon.

Below I will list a few of the events and activities I personally thing are interesting, and you can check the full agenda here!

Le Bal des Embryons Concert by Wassim Halal (March 14, 17–20)

I’m particularly excited about this concert series that kicks off tomorrow, by Wassim Halal, a Lebanese-French percussionist that has been reimagining what can be done with a “Darbuka” with multiple influences and experimental sounds that have proven to be quite the performance since 2017.

RSVP Here and check out other concerts all throughout this week!

The International Francophone Debate Championship (11–16 March)

The International Francophone Debate Championship is in Beirut this year, and participants from Asia, Europe and Africa will compete in eloquent debates in Molière’s mother tongue!

Participants will be imagining themselves as elected officials, and will be asked to defend and delve deeper into several issues and topics that are important and relevant in today’s world. The final is on March 16, 2018.

This event will be at and is organized by USJ, along with the AUF Middle East, French Institute in Lebanon and the Swiss Embassy in Beirut.

Academic Conference at USEK addressing coexistence, state neutrality, radicalization, international uprisings and identitarian closure (14–16 March)

This academic seminar will be held at USEK, in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Beirut, AUF Middle East , the Swedish Institute of Alexandria (SwedAlex), the Center for Research on Society, Law and Religion of Sherbrooke University (SoDRUS) and the Institute of Missiology Missio. I find this topic extremely relevant and important to discuss in today’s world, far from the often toxic conversations on social media and online.

You can stay up to date with the many, many events and activities throughout this month by checking out the Institut français du Liban, and the MF page!

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