Discussion meeting – Is literature impotent against populism?
Date: 29 of january of 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Place: AUH -201
The Externado Internationalization and External Relations Office, together with the Embassy of France in Colombia, and the French Institute of Colombia, invite to the discussion meeting.
Our guest speaker, French author Jean-Christophe Rufin, will discuss the above issue with Juan Carlos Henao, Rector of our House of Studies.
Jean-Christophe Rufin is a member of the French Academy, was President of the NGO “Action Against Hunger,” and is a medical doctor committed to humanitarian causes. He was the France Ambassador in Senegal and Gambia.
His literary work is divided into two currents. On the one hand, he explores a historical vein with current issues, with publications such as “L’Abyssin,” “Red Brazil,” and “Le Grand Cœur.” On the other hand, he creates universes in contemporary novels illuminating the evolution of our world with books such as “Globalia,” “Le parfum d’Adam,” “Katiba,” “Immortelle Randonnée: Compostelle malgré moi,” and “Check-point.”
He was awarded the Goncourt Prize in 2001 for his book “Red Brazil.” His first novel was published in 1977.
The discussion will be in French with simultaneous translation to Spanish.