Conférence Olivier Weber - La France d'aujourd'hui

Date: 18 Nov 2016, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. (Australia/Sydney UTC+11)

The Alliance Francaise de Canberra, is proud to invite you to meet award-winning French writer, novelist and war reporter Olivier Weber for an exciting conference!

As part of an Australian tour, The Alliance Française de Canberra is delighted to welcome Olivier in the Australian Capital Territory as this is a fantastic opportunity to discover a talented, humanist and committed French contemporary author with such a varied and rich journey!

"Is France maintaining its influence? Is it still an attractive country? What are going to be the main challenges to face in the coming years?"

Immerse yourself in Weber’s fascinating achievements and life, and come and learn about his vision of the current world! Olivier will share with us his experiences and he will enlighten the audience about the challenges of the XXI century including severe economic crisis, migrations, global warming…

Who is Olivier Weber ?
Olivier Weber is an award-winning French writer, novelist and reporter, known primarily for his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been a war correspondent for twenty years, especially in Central Asia, Africa, Middle-East and Iraq. He is the author of several novels, essays and travel books and has chosen the path of words to describe current conflicts and globalisation after 20 years of reporting throughout the world. His novels, travel writing books and essays have been translated in a dozen of languages. He has received several national and international awards of literature and journalism, among them the prestigious Albert Londres Prize, considered the French Pulitzer prize, and the Joseph Kessel Prize.  

And Olivier is also a selection committee member for literature awards and member of the “Société des Explorateurs Français” (Society of the French Explorers).

WHEN?  Friday 18 November at 5.30pm for an interesting talk about France in an international relations context :

Is France maintaining its influence? Is it still an attractive country? What are going to be the main challenges to face in the coming years? 

WHERE? @AFC

Lecture and Q&A time - Master of Ceremony Shane Breynard Alliance Française Vice President & Director of Canberra Museum and Gallery
Talk conducted in English
Platter Of cheese available - $13

FREE EVENT


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