Evening Printmaking Workshop in the Studio of Harvard Artist Jonathan Shimony
Saturday, 24 October 2009, 18:00 – 21:00
Want to produce your own original artwork? Why not get your hands dirty trying some of the noble techniques of printmaking? Share an evening of discovery of this fine art in an informal, creative atmosphere.
On Saturday 24 October, Harvard Club members and guests will be welcomed to the Gentilly studio of artist Jonathan
A short lecture on the history of printmaking and the materials and techniques of various processes will be given by Jonathan. Participants will then be invited to choose from several possible relief and etching techniques and will be taught how to make their own printing plates. A wide choice of colors and papers will be available to enable the participants to print their works in several different ways.
No prior experience in drawing or printing is necessary.
The evening will end with a buffet dinner in the studio. Each participant is asked to bring a bottle of wine or two bottles of another beverage.
Participation is limited to 20 persons. The workshop is appropriate for adults and for children of 8 years and older.
The University of Chicago kindly invites our members and friends to the upcoming International Harper Lecture event sponsored by the
This faculty lecture will be presented by Alain Finkielkraut, Thomas Pavel and Christian Schiaretti, and moderated by Gérald Garutti, and is entitled: “Le héros imaginaire”.
This event is free, and open to all. WAlumni, friends and guests may register online at:
Our Annual General Assembly will be held on September 29, 2009
Dues-paying members of the HCF will receive a personal invitation.
4th of July PicnicOn Saturday, July 4th, the Harvard Club of France is holding a potluck picnic!
Speakers Series event with Dr. Jacques Attali on “The crisis and beyond”
Date & Time: Friday, June 5th, 7.30 - 9.30pm
Place: The Embassy of the Republic of Singapore, 16, rue Murillo, 75008 Paris
Price : Members 8 € (Dues-paying Harvard Club of France members)
Non-members & guests: 15 €
Our friend His Excellency the Ambassador of Singapore Burhan Gafoor (KSG MPA ’97) has kindly offered to host our next Speakers Series event with Dr Jacques Attali at the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Paris.
Dr. Attali will present the analysis of the financial crisis he laid out in his recent book “La crise, et après” and will comment on how the crisis is actually unfolding in the course of 2009.
Come for a fun and relaxing evening of bowling.
Help the Harvard Club win against the Columbia University Club in this yearly event!
Venue : Bowling Montparnasse, 25 rue du Commandant Mouchotte, 75014 Paris, métro Gaîté
Time : Thursday May 28, 7:30 pm (play begins at 8:00 pm)
The Harvard Law School Association of Europe (HLSAE) organizes each year a meeting during Ascension weekend with the participation of a Harvard Law School Professor as guest of honor.
This year, the HLSAE meeting will take place in
For those of you who qualify as former alumni of the
For more information, please contact:
President of the
The Harvard Club of
cordially invites graduates of the University Clubs of
Harvard Business School - the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) - the American University of Paris - Boston University - Brown University - Bryn Mawr - the University of California at Berkeley - Cambridge University - Carnegie Mellon University - the University of Chicago - Columbia University - Columbia Business School - Cornell University - Dartmouth College - Duke University - France Amériques Jeunes - Georgetown University - Haverford College - Johns Hopkins University - the Kellogg School of Management - IESE Business School - Middlebury Alumni Group - MIT - Mount Holyoke College - NYU - Oxford University - Princeton University - Sarah Lawrence College - Smith College - Stanford University - Stanford Business School - Stern Business School - Wesleyan - the University of San Diego - University of Michigan Alumni in France - University of Pennsylvania - University of Texas - University of Virginia - Wellesley College - Wesleyan University and Yale University
to attend our
Annual Cocktail Mixer
on board the péniche La Balle au Bond
3 Quai Malaquais Paris 75006
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
from 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Price: 39 Euros
· All alumni are welcome to participate in this unique mingling opportunity.
· Guests are also welcome. Feel free to invite other alumni or friends who might be interested in the event.
· The price includes wine, soda & other non-alcoholic beverages as well as light snacks.
· Expected turnout: 100 to 200, with representation from participating schools.
· The péniche is located on the
"Profitable solutions to climate change, oil dependence and nuclear proliferation"
More about the Rocky Mountain Institute at : http://rmi.org/
Venue : France Amériques, May 13, 7-9pm
Thanks to the help of Ambassador Mamuka Kudava,
a dinner talk given by Professor Marie Mendras,Professor at the London School of Economics and at Sciences Po in Paris on :
Jean Burelle, President of the HBS Club of France, kindly invites our members to join them at a lunch debate with Jacques Marseille.
Jacques Marseille nous parlera de son dernier livre, paru fin janvier 2009, « l’Argent des Français. Les chiffres et les mythes ».
La crise financière a agi comme une piqûre de rappel sur une hantise séculaire des Français : leur pouvoir d’achat baisserait, la pauvreté exploserait… Les Français sont fâchés avec la réalité économique. C’est ce que pense Jacques Marseille qui va à l’encontre d’idées reçues : les Français râlent mais n’ont jamais été aussi prospères. Pour réconcilier les Français avec l’argent, Jacques Marseille propose des mesures-chocs. Son livre qui veut aller au-delà des mythes suscite la polémique.
Venue : Cercle de l'Union Interalliée, 12.30pm
"Measuring Health Care Quality"
Conference and "get together" with Denise Silber, eHealth specialist, co-hosted by the HCF and Institut Montaigne
What do we really know about the quality of the health care we receive? Which systems most closely measure the results of healthcare providers? Are the principles of quality management applicable to medicine? How does Information Technology play into the picture? These questions are of vital interest to all. So please come join us as we welcome guest speaker, Denise Silber, HBS MBA '79, at the Institut Montaigne on April 8 2009.
Denise Silber, an eHealth expert and entrepreneur, and American in Paris, is the founder of Basil Strategies consultants, providers of eHealth and eMarketing services., as well as the Association for the Quality of Healthcare on the Net. Public speaker and author, Denise has written three reports on healthcare quality for the Institut Montaigne. The most recent publication "Measuring Health Care Quality" provides 1) an impressive set of data regarding the failure of healthcare systems around the world to apply the highest standards of care and 2) some simple proposals for the way forward
The event will start with the conference at 6:30pm, to be followed immediately by a small cocktail.
Venue : Institut Montaigne
France Amériques luncheon with Lord Robertston on "European-U.S. Defense Relations in the irst year of the Obama Presidency"
Lord Robertson is a Senior Counsellor with the COHEN GROUP
former Secretary General, NATO (1999-2003)
Minister of Defense, UK (1997-1999)
Member, House of Commons, UK (1978-1999)
Venue : France Amériques, March 27, 12pm
Registration through France Amériques
"TEACHING OLD MUSIC AT THE NEW HARVARD: BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY THEN AND NOW"
Harvard's Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music
and author of "First Nights: Five Musical Premieres" & "First Nights at the Opera"
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 7pm
9 avenue Franklin Roosevelt - 75008 Paris
Prof. Thomas Kelly teaches the popular Core Curriculum course, "First Nights", which is the inspiration for this event. The course seeks to situate musical works in their historical context and thus see them in a new light. Prof. Kelly received his B.A. from Chapel Hill, and spent two years on a Fulbright in France studying musicology, chant, and organ. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and has taught at Wellesley, Smith, Amherst, and Oberlin, where he directed the Historical Performance Program and served as acting Dean of the Conservatory. He was named a Harvard College Professor in 2000 and the Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music in 2001. Prof. Kelly's main fields of interest are medieval music and original performance practice. He won the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society for The Beneventan Chant (Cambridge University Press, 1989). His most recent books include First Nights: Five Musical Premieres (Yale University Press, 2000) and First Nights at the Opera (Yale, 2004). He likewise lectures at the Smithsonian and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
For more information about Prof. Kelly's work, please consult the following links :
Crossing Frontiers: The Intellectual Landscape of the 21st Century
Lunch event with Harvard Provost Steven E. Hyman on March 16, 2009.
Steven E. Hyman, MD is Provost of Harvard University and Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. From 1996 to 2001, he served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the US National Institutes of Health charged with generating the knowledge needed to understand and treat mental illness. Before serving as Director of NIMH, Dr. Hyman was Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director of Psychiatry Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the first faculty Director of Harvard University's Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative. In the laboratory he studied the molecular biology of neurotransmitter action. Dr. Hyman is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He currently serves as Editor of the Annual Review of Neuroscience. He received his BA from Yale College in 1974 summa cum laude, and his MA from the University of Cambridge in 1976, which he attended as a Mellon fellow studying the history and philosophy of science. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1980.
Venue : Cercle de l'Union Interalliée
The Yale Club of France kindly invite our members to a dinner on February 16, 2009.
Prof. Szpilman (Yale PhD '93) is currently writing a biography of Kano Jigoro (1860-1938), the inventor of judo and the ideas he represented. Prof. Szpilman contents that the success of Judo, which was "invented" in the last two decades of the 19th c., was not "marketed" simply as a sport, but as an effective vehicle for modernization of Japan. Kano also argued that judo, as a traditional and authentic but (paradoxically) quintessentially modern Japanese martial art, would help the Japanese preserve their Japanese identity against the wave of sweeping Westernization.
Professor Szpilman is an expert on modern Japanese history and is a Professor of Modern History at the Kyushu Sangyo Faculty of International Studies in Japan. He has published numerous books and articles
Wladyslaw Szpilman, Professor Christopher Szpilman's father, is the author of "The Pianist", a best seller listed in 1999. Roman Polanski's film "The Pianist," which was based on Wladyslaw Szpilman's book, won The Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 and three Oscars.
PharMBA kindly invites our members to a dinner in Paris with J Frank Brown, author of Global Business Leader.
J Frank Brown, will be speaking about business leadership in challenged times. There will be a focus on healthcare, since this talk is given to the professional association PharMBA. JFB a grad of Wharton, is Dean of Insead and previously with PWC.
The Harvard Recent Graduates will be indulging in a informative wine tasting on Thursday February 5th at Ô Chateau, located at 52, rue de l'Arbre Sec, 75001 Paris.Space is limited to 30 people.
The Harvard Club of Belgium invites our members to a dinner with H.E. Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan. The event will take place in the presence of Minister Karel De Gucht, Minister of Foreign Affairs. H.E. Shaukat Aziz will speak about the current situation in Central Asia and more specifically about “Pakistan today, staying out of the storm, on the front line”.
H.E. Shaukat Aziz was the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2004 to 2007. He became Finance Minister in November 1999 and was handpicked by President Musharraf for the position of Prime Minister after the resignation of Zafarullah Khan Jamali on June 6, 2004. He became Prime Minister on August 28, 2004 and served until November 15, 2007. He became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to complete a full term in office. Before moving into politics, Mr. Aziz held various top positions at Citibank. He left Citibank as Executive Vice-President of Citibank worldwide to become Pakistan’s Prime Minister.
Jean Burelle, President of the HBS Club of France, kindly invites us to a lunch-debate on January 15, 2009 at the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée on the topic of :
The political and economic consequences of the American elections and the new Administration
This event is organized by former Ambassador of France to the United States of America and former President of the HBS Club François Bujon de l'Estang who invited two journalists who will provide their views of this matter :
- Steve Erlanger, Bureau Chief of the New York Times in Paris
- Anne Toulouse, Correspondant of Radio France International in Atlanta
Le Laboratoire is an innovative space founded by David Edwards in Paris. David Edwards is a young philanthropist, scientist, inventor, professor. He is the Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He is the distinguished author of "ArtScience" and inventor of innovative and affordable vaccine delivery systems. David Edwards, received last September the "Chevalier des Arts & Lettres" decoration from the French Ministry of Culture.
For more : http://www.lelaboratoire.org
Each day, the Internet and the World Wide Web change the world we live in, from how we shop to how we work. As with any new technology, there are both positive and negative results from its integration into our society. What are the limits and boundaries of the Internet? How pervasive is it in our lives? How much further does it have to go? Professor David Weinberger will share his academic views on these important matters.
Dr David Weinberger is a professor at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. He's the co-author of the The Cluetrain Manifesto, the bestseller that cut through the hype and told business what the Web was really about. His next book, Small Pieces Loosely Joined has been published to rave reviews hailing it as the first book to put the Internet in its deepest context. His latest book, Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, explains how the new rules for organizing ideas and information are transforming business and culture.
France Amériques annual Thanksgiving Dinner with His Excellency US Ambassador Craig Stapleton
Meeting – Debate on French-American cultural differences : What ties us and what separates us?" with the much acclaimed guest speakers:
International Consultant, psychoanalyst, MBA professor at HEC and INSEAD, Author of the French and Americans –The Other Shore "Français et Américains, l'Autre Rive") and The Frenchies
Free-lance journalist and speaker, Author of French Toast: An American in Paris. Celebrating the Maddening Mysteries of the French and French Fried: The Culinary Capers of an American in Paris
Art, Cocktails, and Conversation with Curators and Directors of the Harvard Art Museum.
We’ll learn about the museum renovation designed by internationally acclaimed architect Renzo Piano, and the ways in which the renovated museum will enable its distinguished collections to be accessed more roadly, and utilized in new and innovative ways, by the Harvard and public communities it serves.
Of special interest is the Fellows program: the Harvard Art Museum is engaging alumni in Boston, New York, and London through regular curator-led visits to public and private art exhibitions in these cities. Paris could be next!
As a highlight of the evening, Deborah Martin Kao, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Fogg, will present a short talk entitled Snap Judgments: Positioning Photography at the Harvard Art Museum, in which she will reflect on the innovative ways that her department, since its inception, has engaged with contemporary artists, and the impact on the evolution of the Fogg’s extraordinary photography collection.
The Club and the Harvard Art Museum are also pleased to invite you to join Harvard Art Museum photography curator Deborah Martin Kao for an aperitif and private viewing of Henri Cartier-Bresson / Walker Evans, Photographing America, 1929-1947. This will take place at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. Welcoming us will be Foundation director and exhibit curator Agnès Sire.
Many may remember the lectures by Harvard Prof. Robert Coles responding to Walker Evans’ portraits.
This exhibit illustrates the “dialogue” between the American Evans (1903-1975), “master of head-on documentary” and the French Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), “virtuoso of the decisive moment and geometry” who each “marked the 20th century” (C. Guillot, Le Monde, 25.09.08).
Deborah Martin Kao will help us to look deeply at these photos and will comment on Walker Evans and Cartier-Bresson’s connection to the Fogg Museum. By participating in this private viewing Club members will have a taste of future activities should the Harvard Art Museum Fellows program take root in Paris.
Captivated by a new spirit of hope in America, Franco-American filmmakers Guetty Felin and Hervé Cohen leave their home in Paris to plunge into the heart of the Obama movement in "Closer to the Dream". Journeying from state to state during the Democratic primaries, they unearth the personal, compelling stories of an array of politically inspired citizens on the ground. As the film unfolds, their personal stories allow us to see Obama’s historical candidacy through the eyes of ordinary Americans.
May 24, 2008: 3pm Walking tour of "Roman Paris" with Harvard Alum Arthur Gillette.
May 21, 2008:Ambassador's Cocktail, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at The US Ambassador's Residence, 41 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris.
April 24, 2008: Reading by Arthur Bloom (College '56) from his novel, Citron's Sonata. Reading and discussion at the Village Voice Bookshop (6, rue Princesse, 75006 Paris): lots of Harvard in the life story of one Harry Citron, an improper Bostonian and distinguished professor of literature, who travels widely and loves sometimes wisely, sometimes not. Open to the public. Followed by an informal dinner with the author in the neighborhood organized for interested members of the Harvard Club.
March 19, 2008: 6th Annual Harvard-Columbia Bowling Challenge. 8:00 p.m.
April 8, 2008: "Perspectives économiques de l'Europe entre le Dragon Chinois et l'Aigle Américain", a talk by Jean-Daniel Tordjman (IEP, ENA, Harvard Business School AMP), Inspecteur général des finances, ancien ambassadeur délégué aux investissements internationaux, Président du Club des Ambassadeurs. 7:00 pm, Cercle de l'Union Interalliée, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 8e, followed by a cocktail
International Event, March 28-30: The HAA Global Series event in Shanghai, a great opportunity for alumni from different schools and countries to join together in conversations and networking opportunities.
February 13, 2008: "Cancer, Environment, and Social Justice", a discussion featuring doctor David Servan-Schreiber (author of the best-selling "Anti-cancer: Prévenir et lutter grâce à nos défenses naturelles") and doctors Annie J. Sasco, Geneviève Barbier, and Laurent Schwartz. 7:00 p.m. at the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée, with cocktail reception to follow
December 15: Pianist Jay Gottlieb plays Gershwin at the Bibliothèque Polonaise de Paris, 6 quai d'Orléans, 75004 Paris, at 5:00 pm. The Club is not organizing a group to attend this event but wishes to bring it to members' attention;
December 10: Panel Discussion -- "La recherche sur l'embryon humain : contextes juridiques et éthique. Regards croisés franco-américains." 6:00-8:00 pm, at France-Amériques in the 8ème.
November 19: Thanksgiving dinner at France-Amériques, 8:00 pm.
November 16: Harvard-vs.-Yale "tailgate" happy hour with Harvard and Yale alumni, at Café Delaville in the 10th, 7:00-9:00 pm.
November 15: A reading and discussion with Harvard alumna and Indian author Abha Dawesar '95 at the Village Voice Bookshop, 6 rue Princesse, 75006 Paris. Hailed by Le Monde as an author "contre tous tabous", she will read from and discuss her novel, Babyji, which Publishers Weekly called "an impressive balance between moral inquiry and decadent pleasure".
October 18: Annual Cocktail Mixer on the Seine, aboard the péniche "Baleine Blanche", Port de la Gare, 75013 Paris.
June 25: Harvard-Yale “special guest speaker” event with Professor Henry Hansmann, the Augustus Lines Professor of Law at Yale Law School, who gave a lecture about "Setting the standard for a performing judicial system in a globalized market: Providing international access to the world's best courts".