US Night of Ideas

Locale : 18h00
Paris : 00h00
Online from New York
Anglais / Français

This unprecedented virtual experience will allow audiences from every corner of the country (and the world) to interact with major thinkers and artists, and to participate in philosophical conversations about the most pressing issues of our time. Tackling subjects as varied as inclusive cities, democracy, our relationship to the universe, protest and resistance, solidarity, and universalism, the US program will creatively combine three different types of content:

  • Cityscapes, wandering conversations in 10 U.S. cities with cultural luminaries such as astronaut Thomas Pesquet in Houston, award-winning journalist Patt Morrison in Los Angeles, Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie Bunch and Ambassador Philippe Étienne in Washington D.C., architect Jeanne Gang in Chicago, and a walk along the Freedom Trail in Boston
  • Conversation Capsules with leading philosophers and thinkers including San Francisco Mayor London Breed in conversation with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Barbara Cassin, Melissa Chiu, Sterling Ruby, Huma Bhabha, Christa Mercer, Shanequay Gay, and Robert Barsky
  • Artistic performances including a meditation on the beach in Miami, pianists Dan Tepfer and Thomas Enhco