Soirée Européenne Series

The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice, brings together academics from inside and out at NYU School of Law who are broadly interested in matters European. The usual format for such activities are workshops, seminars, colloquia and the like.

The Soirée Européenne Series departs somewhat from our norm in both substance and form.

For each gathering of the Soirée Européenne Series we will invite a guest, often from outside the Law school, often from the world of theatre, music, cinema, literature et cetera. We will invite guests with whom, we believe, the per se encounter would be interesting and enriching. Each guest will be invited to choose as a topic a piece of art, an event, or a theme which is culturally significant in and of itself as well as in bringing new insights to our understanding of some dimensions of Europe.

The Series is made up of several small events specifically designed to create a somewhat more intimate academic and intellectual forum, and as an occasion to recreate a ‘Salon’ closer to the original sense of the word.

For Information on earlier events in the Soirée Européenne Series, visit the archived Jean Monnet Site.

Spring 2010

 April 21, 2010

 Jesse Bransford

Director of Undergraduate Study in the Studio Art department at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Topic: The Art of Memory in the (New) Age of the Image, an Artist’s Perspective

 March 4, 2010

Ulrich Baer, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Globalization and Multicultural Affairs; Professor Germanic Languages & Literature, Faculty of Arts & Science; NYU

Topic: Reading Photographs from the Civil Rights Era: On Hannah Arendt, Gary Winogrand and Historical Possibilities

Fall 2008

October 7, 2008

John Canemaker
Professor at the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, NYU

Topic: Screening of a short film, The Moon and the Son