Thursday 20 November - Lycée Français de Koweït



Thursday 20 November - Lycée Français de Koweït
Chers amis,
page 4 - Sunday 26 October
Dear friends and partners,
String concert with Thibault Cauvin & Ibrahim Tamy (Guitar & Oud)
The Embassy of France in Kuwait and the Institut français have wished to highlight
the deep-rooted ties of friendship between both our countries with a look at every
aspect of our mutual diplomacy: business relations, language and academic
cooperation, scientific activities... In this respect, a wide range of events will be
on offer all through the month of November: a regional symposium on French
language in the Gulf States, a conference on our diplomatic relations and common
development issues, a visit of French businessmen to Kuwait and a series of
dazzling concerts, exhibitions and conferences. Kindly also note that the armed
forces of both our countries will be performing a command post exercise during
that same month.
“Ibn Toufaili” Conference by Prof. Makram Abbès
page 5 - Monday 27 October
page 5 - Tuesday 28 October
“Peace and War in Islam” Conference by Prof. Makram Abbès
page 6 - Thursday 6 November till 13/11
Photographic Exhibition : “Surprising France”
page 8 - Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th of November
Seminar “ French, a language for international exchange –
Learning, communicating and working in French in the Gulf States”
Please join us for these celebrations and contribute with us to the further
development of fruitful relations between Kuwait and France!
page 9 - Wednesday 12 November
Christian NAKHLE
Ambassador of France
page 10 - Thursday 13 November
“50 years of Diplomatic Relations“ Conferences.
Piano Concert with Stephanie Cheng and guest
page 12 - Sunday 16 November till 20/11
Exhibition “Orientation at Sea” in cooperation with MILSET
page 14 - Thursday 20 November
Lecture on Archeology by Julie Bonnéric (Kuwaiti-French Archeological
Mission on Failaka Island)
page 15 - Thursday 27 and Saturday 29 November
“ASWAT 2” Musical and Poetic Caravan.
institut Français du KoweÏt @ifkoweit
Sunday 26 October / Opening Event
Monday 27 October
Dar Al Athar Al Islamiya - 7:00 pm
Dar Al Athar Al Islamiya - 7:00 pm.
Classical Guitar - Thibault Cauvin & Guest (Ibrahim Tamy - Oud)
Guitare classique - Thibault Cauvin & invité (Ibrahim Tamy - Oud)
(‫ تيبو كوفان وعازف زائر (ابراهيم تامي على العود‬- ‫غيتار كالسيكي‬
Lecture “Influence of Ibn Toufaili’s philosophy on Modern European philosophers”
Prof. Makram Abbès
Conférence « Influence de Ibn Toufaili sur les philosophes de l’Europe moderne »
Prof. Makram Abbès
‫”مؤتمر تحت عنوان “تأثير ابن طفيلي على فالسفة أوروبا الحديثة‬
‫االستاذ مكرم عباس‬
Thibault Cauvin is one of the most talented, charismatic and sought-after guitarists
in today’s world. Guest of the most prestigious festivals and concert halls, such as
the New York Carnegie Hall, the Shanghai Opera, the Moscow Tchaikovski Hall, the
London Wigmore Hall, the Hong Kong Opera, the Paris Théâtre des Champs Elysées,
the Munich Gasteig…, he has already performed 1000 times in 120 countries,
receiving rare reviews by the critics. Thibault has also participated in many TV and
radio shows and has cooperated with famous musicians, composers and symphony
orchestras. Thibault is considered a u9nique icon in the music world, an innovative
and creative performer, always working on the evolution of the classical guitar
music. He was awarded 13 “1st prize” in international competitions since 2002
(Los Angeles, San Francisco, Valencia, Alicante, Malaga, Fontainebleau, Vienna…).
Thibault has been appointed « Ambassador of the City Bordeaux ». The famous
Sevillian guitar manufacture « Antonio Bernal » created two guitar models featuring
Thibault Cauvin. Thibault has been endorsed by the American strings company
D’Addario for 5 years and is playing a guitar made by Jean-Luc Joie.
This lecture tells the story of the Andalusian philosopher Ibn Tufayl (1110-1185), the
Caliph’s astronomer who developped a new vision relating to empirism, education,
natural religion and the “noble savage” myth, all of which deeply impacted the works
of Locke, Leibniz, Rousseau and Defoe in the 18th century’s philosophy.
Tuesday 28 October
Gulf University for Science and Technology – 1:00 pm.
Lecture “Peace and War in Islam” - Prof. Makram Abbès
Conférence “Paix et guerre en Islam” - Prof. Makram Abbès
‫ االستاذ مكرم عباس‬- “ ‫مؤتمر تحت عنوان “الحرب والسلم في اإلسالم‬
Professor Makram Abbès is a Doctor of Arabic literature and teaches political
philosophy at Ecole normale supérieure of Lyon. He will address topics of his PhD
and contents of his much expected publication “Peace and War in Islam” looking
back at the medieval roots of an issue which remains on top of world news.
Thursday 6 November till 13/11
Institut francais du Koweït – 6 pm
The French Institute will open a French coffee!
Photographs Exhibition : “Surprising France”
Ouverture d’un café français!
Vernissage de l’exposition “Une France de surprise”
‫”مسابقة صور فوتوغرافية “ فرنسا مليئة بالمفاجآت‬
the French Institute will exhibit the best pictures of the “Surprising France” photo
contest. The jury will name the laureate, who will be rewarded a photo trip to
France (in 2015). The evening will be livened up by a slide show of all the pictures
and the opening of the French Institute café.
MORE INFORMATION: Tel: 25 31 97 34 / Jabriya / Block 12, Street 6, Villa 41
Website: Email: [email protected]
institut Français du KoweÏt @ifkoweit @if_koweit
Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th of November
Wednesday 12 November
Gulf University for Science and Technology – All Day.
Kuwait University - 9:30 am.
Seminar “ French, a language for international exchange –
Learning, communicating and working in French in the Gulf States”
Séminaire « Le français, langue des échanges mondiaux :
apprendre, communiquer et travailler en français dans le Golfe »
: ‫ لغة المداوالت العالمية‬- ‫ندوة تحت عنوان “اللغة الفرنسية‬
‫”التعلم والتواصل والعمل باللغة الفرنسية في بلدان الخليج‬
Lecture: “50 years of diplomatic relations”
Conférence “50 ans de relations diplomatiques”
‫ سنة من العالقات الدبلوماسية‬50“ ‫”مؤتمر تحت عنوان‬
This seminar is jointly organized by the French Institutes (Institut français) of Paris
and Kuwait, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and the French Ministry
of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI). Participants from 5 Gulf
countries (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates) are
invited to reflect on the role and future of French within the region.
During this two-day seminar, presentations and workshops will focus on the following
three dimensions: « learn » (teaching in French and development of French as a
foreign language in schools and universities), « communicate » (technologies and
tools for enhanced communication in French) and « work » (career prospects for
professionals and examples of companies and advanced research done in French).
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris, the French Institute-Paris and the
Paris-based International Centre for Pedagogics (Centre International d ‘ Etudes
Pédagogiques - CIEP) will also showcase their digital and training tools.
Please note that Organisation Internationale de la francophonie (OIF) will present
on the occasion of this seminar its latest annual report on the situation of French
A cross-examination of French and Kuwaiti geopolitical policies over the last 50
years. Do both countries share the same vision of the world and its international
relations? How do they look at cooperation and development on issues like woman
labor, special needs and translation matters?
This two-part lecture on international relations and evolution of both societies will
as much highlight 50 years of French-Kuwaiti history as trace possible common
prospects for both nations.
- Dr Bertrand Badie
Professor of Political Science at Institut d’études politiques-Paris
- Dr Fatiha Dazy-Héni
Researcher at IRSEM and Professor at Institut d’études politiques-Lille
- Mr Gilles Gauthier
Translator and former Ambassador of France in Yemen
- Dr Aseel al-Awadhi
Professor of Philosophy, former MP
- Dr Laurence Louër
Researcher at Sciences Po-Paris and CERI
- Dr Anoud Al-Sharekh
Researcher at the International Institute for Strategic Studies
- Dr Rania al-Nakib
Assistant Professor at GUST
- Mr Manaf al Hajeri
General Director - Markaz
- Mrs Brigitte Curmi
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Thursday 13 November
French School of Kuwait (Lycée francais du Koweït) - 7:00 pm
“Piano Prestige” - Stéphanie CHENG & Guest (Elie)
“Piano Prestige” - Stéphanie CHENG & invité (Elie)
‫ ستيفاني شنغ وعازف زائر إيلي‬- ‫بيانو براستيج‬
On the occasion of the launch of the Kuwaiti-French Friendship Society,
Lycée francais du Koweït and Institut francais du Koweït present:
Taiwanese-American pianist Stephanie Shih-yu Cheng has performed extensively
in the U.S., France, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan to great critical acclaim. She has
appeared in such prestigious settings as Carnegie Hall in New York, Dame
Myra Hess Series of Chicago, Opera City Hall of Tokyo, National Gallery of Art
in Washington D.C., and National Concert Hall of Taipei. A winner of many
competitions and awards, Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Martin Bernheimer
wrote about her playing: “eloquently and elegantly passion and introspection
sensitivity and a finely honed sense of style.” She was the recipient of Prix-Ville
de Fontainebleau in France, which was personally presented to her by Philippe
Entremont. Her performances have been featured on National Public Radio,
WFMT Chicago, Chicago Loop Cable Channel 25, KUHF in Houston, Radio Video
Mediterraneo of Italy, Nippon Television in Japan, and the Living & Travel Section
of Stephanie holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the State
University of New York at Stony Brook. Her principal teachers were Ann Schein
and Gilbert Kalish. Dr. Cheng was on the faculties of the Manhattan School of
Music and the City University of New York , and joined the faculty of the American
University of Kuwait as an Assistant Professor of Music in the fall of 2012.
(*Limited number of seats, be early)
Piano Sonata No. 4, in E-flat Major, Op. 7 Allegro molto e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Ballade No. 1, in G minor, Op. 23
Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
La fille aux cheveux de lin
Claude Debussy (1888–1905)
Jeux d’eau
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
“Mephisto” Waltz
Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Stephanie CHENG is a Steinway artist
Sunday 16 November
until 20 November
Theater of Al Ruqaya Girl School - Al Omariya Street – Block 4.
Exhibition “Orientation at Sea“ in cooperation with MILSET
Exposition “S’orienter en mer“ en partenariat avec MILSET
‫”معرض تحت عنوان “التوجه في البحر‬
This exhibition designed by Espace Sciences-Rennes showcases the sailman’s
tools, from compass to GPS and astrolabe to radar, introducing pupils to navigation
principles. Activities will be available for school classes at MILSET exhibition hall.
PAAET and its navigation simulator will also partner the event.
Thursday 20 November
Thursday 27 and Saturday 29 November
French school of Kuwait (Lycée francais du Koweït) – 6:30 pm
Abdul Aziz Hussein Cultural Center - 7:00 pm
Lecture “Archaeologists on Failaka!”
Conférence “Archéologues à Failaka !”
‫”مؤتمر تحت عنوان “ عالم آثار في فيلكا‬
Musical and Poetic Caravan – ASWAT 2 (French-Kuwaiti project)
Caravane musicale et poétique – ASWAT 2 (Projet franco-koweïtien)
(‫فرنسي مشترك‬-‫ (مشروع كويتي‬2‫ أصوات‬- ‫قافلة موسيقية وشعرية‬
Since 2011, a French-Kuwaiti archaeological mission has been working on
the Island of Failaka, unveiling the remains of a fortress reaching back to the
Hellenistic period, as well as a Christian village (probably a monastery) from the
Islamic era. This lecture will showcase the working methods of the archaeologists
and other specialists teaming on the mission, while featuring their achievements
on these two sites, which proved fundamental for the understanding of the history
of Kuwait.
French artistic director Malik Berki, will come in Kuwait with musicians and
dancers for week-long workshop with Kuwaiti artists. They will share practices
and create an exclusive show for Kuwaiti music lovers. In collaboration with LOYAC
association, this workshop intends to be a unique moment of artistic dialogue
between France and Kuwait and it will go through several different cultures. After a
first and acclaimed edition in 2012, Malik is back for a grandiose and popular show
Mrs Julie Bonnéric, team leader of the French-Kuwaiti Archeological Mission
on Failaka, is an Associate Researcher at the Department of Arab, medieval and
modern studies of the Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO) since October
2011. She holds a PhD in Islamic and Medieval History from the Higher School
of Practical Studies (EPHE - Paris) and specialized in the symbolics of light and
fragrances in classical Islam. Julie Bonnéric has also been active on archaelogical
missions in Lebanon, Jordan and Libya.
MORE INFORMATION: Tel: 25 31 97 34 / Jabriya / Block 12, Street 6, Villa 41
Website: Email: [email protected]
institut Français du KoweÏt @ifkoweit @if_koweit

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