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Wednesday, 24 March 2021
As part of the Press and Francophonie days and in partnership with the Embassy of France and the Embassy of Mexico, IFS is holding a live talk “Ideas change the world” with Laure Adler, French journalist and María Teresa Priego, Mexican journalist and writer to discuss French writer, intellectual and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.
A highly expected talk by two eminent specialists of Simone de Beauvoir, Laure Adler, French writer, journalist and radio/TV producer, and María Teresa Priego-Broca, Mexican journalist, lecturer and writer.
H.E. Mr Marc Abensour, French Ambassador to Singapore and H.E. Mr Agustín García-López Loaeza, Mexican Ambassador to Singapore, will participate in the video conference and will deliver a live speech to open the session.
Laure Adler is a French journalist and historian who has written several biographies of women: Marguerite Duras, Simone Veil, Françoise Giroud, etc. She worked as a secretary at France Culture Radio and twenty-five years later became its director. During this time she was also a presenter for a political show on French television and a cultural advisor to former French President François Mitterrand.
María Teresa Priego-Broca is a Mexican journalist, lecturer and writer. She studied Literature at the University of Monterrey in Mexico and went on to complete her Masters in Feminine Studies at the University of Paris 8.
As a strong advocate of feminism, María Teresa Priego is also a founding member of the Simone de Beauvoir Leadership Institute (ILSB) in Mexico City. She has published numerous stories and articles in different Mexican media outlets. She is currently completing her doctorate studies in Psychoanalysis: Subjectivity and Violence.
*This talk will be held in French. Simultaneous translation in English will be available.