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Congratulations to our students for the following awards: Jasmine Bisette, Chelsea Jean-Michel, Brian Min, and Andrew Shaver for being initiated into Phi Beta Kappa; Elizabeth Johnson and Katherine Ko for the Promise in French Studies Prize; Chelsea Jean-Michel and Andrew Shaver for the Senior French Prize; Jacob Matthews and Brian Min for Departmental Honors. Well done to you and to all the graduating class of 2019!

The Paul LeClerc Fund in honor of Otis Fellows and Jean Sareil

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his doctoral dissertation defense, Paul LeClerc has again manifested his generosity to his alma mater giving $50,000 to Columbia University for the benefit of the Department of French and Romance Philology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The gift establishes the Paul LeClerc Fund in honor of Otis Fellows and Jean Sareil, an endowed fund, named in memory of Paul’s former teachers and mentors at Columbia. The department will use the endowment to enhance the experience of graduate students in French at Columbia, with an emphasis on faculty-student academic interaction.

"These two brilliant, generous and inspiring members of the Columbia French Department shaped my entire career.  I will be forever grateful to them and to the Department." — Paul LeClerc, Director, Columbia Global Centers Paris

On April 17 the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of its new members for 2019. We congratulate Souleymane Bachir Diagne!

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Recent Publications

book jacket: En quête d'Afrique(s) : Universalisme et pensée décoloniale
En quête d'Afrique(s) : Universalisme et pensée décoloniale

En quête d'Afrique(s), Souleymane Bachir Diagne & Jean-Loup Amselle. Anthony Mangeon (Préfacier); Albin Michel (Editeur). 

Open to Reason book jacket

Souleymane Bachir Diagne’s OPEN to REASON examines the long history of philosophy in the Islamic world and its relevance to crucial issues of our own time.

Une histoire de la guerre book jacket

Thomas Dodman's Une Histoire de la guerre, published with the Editions du Seuil, is a global history of war in all its facets from the nineteenth century to the present. 

What Nostalgia Was book jacket

Thomas Dodman's, What Nostalgia Was, tells the story of how people used to die of nostalgia, or a severe form of homesickness, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.