The French Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley has a long history. It was established in 1987, as part of the Center for Western European Studies. In 1999, it became part of UC Berkeley's Institute of European Studies. The French Studies Program at IES is closely connected to the France-Berkeley Fund and the French Department.
The French Studies Program support a wide array of scholarly, cultural, professional and educational activities to encourage cooperation between UC Berkeley and France. The Program has the following objectives:
Mairi McLaughlin, Director