French Studies Program

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The French Studies Program at the Institute of European Studies supports a wide array of activities to foster collaboration between UC Berkeley and France. The Program was established in 1987 as part of the Center for Western European Studies, and in 1999 was incorporated into IES with the following objectives:

  • Provide a platform for conferences, colloquia, and public lectures to disseminate knowledge of and foster interest in French society, culture, literature, science, and the arts
  • Through the France-Berkeley Fund, strengthen Berkeley’s academic, intellectual, and institutional ties to France by funding binational, collaborative research
  • Promote research, study abroad and internship programs in France for Berkeley students and recent graduates
  • Broaden our reach across disciplines by coordinating with other organizations on and off the Berkeley campus to support binational, collaborative research and shared cultural interests

Jean-Claude Beaujour - Yellow is the New Discontent

Carla Shapreau- The Nazi-Era Theft & Restitution of Guillaume de Machaut’s the Ferrell-Vogüé

Emmanuel Comte – The French 2017 Presidential Campaign


Larry Hyman, Director

Julia Nelsen, Program Manager