May 9: Atlanta Commemoration of Europe Day 2016 [fr]

“Why Is the Centennial of WWI Relevant for Understanding Europe Today?”


To mark the 2016 celebration of peace and unity in Europe, Atlanta’s European community will host a special lecture on “Why Is the Centennial of WWI Relevant for Understanding Europe Today?” by Dr. Monique Seefried, Commissioner at the World War I Centennial Commission.

The event will take place on Monday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Alliance Française/Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta Auditorium. A wine and cheese reception offered by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, local EU chair, will follow the program.

Admission is complimentary, but registration is required. To register, visit : Europe Day 2016.

This program is made possible thanks to the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, the World War I Centennial Commission, the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech, the Alliance Française d’Atlanta, and Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta.

About the Speaker

PNG Monique Seefried was appointed a commissioner to the US World War I Centennial Commission by the Speaker of the House in 2014. As president of the Croix Rouge Farm Memorial Foundation, she erected a memorial statue to the US 42nd (Rainbow Division) on a WWI battlefield in France. Dr. Seefried served from May 2003 until April 2009 as chairman of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Board of Governors after chairing the board of Atlanta International School and founding the Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE) in Atlanta, whose board she now chairs. She also serves on the board of the United World College in New Mexico.

Between 1982 and 2002, she was Curator of Near Eastern Art at the Carlos Museum of Emory University and taught courses on Ancient Archaeology and Islamic Art in the University’s Art History Department.

Born a French citizen in Tunisia, Monique Seefried grew up in Austria, France and Italy and became a US citizen in 1985. She is married to Ferdinand Seefried, honorary general consul of the Republic of Austria. Monique Seefried studied History at the Sorbonne University in Paris from where she also holds her Ph.D. In 2005, the French Government made her a “chevalier” in the Order of the Academic Palms, in 2009 in the Order of Merit and in 2015 in the Order of the Legion of Honor.

When: Monday, May 9 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Alliance Française/ Goethe-Zentrum Auditorium (Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St. NE #561, Atlanta, GA 30361)

Last modified on 10/05/2016

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