What is French Talks?
Welcoming French and Malaysian experts, it aims at creating a space of dialogue, and a bridge between the two countries and their cultures. This is particularly timely in this new Malaysia where people are willing to express their views.
Organised by the Embassy of France in Malaysia and Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur.
Talks conducted in English.
Is there a Malaysian way of thinking Islam?
14 January 2019
This January, we have the pleasure to welcome you for a talk between Dr. Mohd. Azam Mohd. Adil, Deputy CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia, and Dr. David Delfolie, a French researcher specialized on Islam in Malaysia and co-director of Institut Pondok Perancis (Kuala Lumpur), moderated by The Star journalist Zakiah Koya.
This talk will explore the question of whether there is a specifically Malaysian way of thinking Islam. It will be the first of a series of discussions on Islam, which will be programmed later in 2019. These discussions will aim to allow for an exchange of views and experiences between France in Malaysia on religion and the place it occupies in our societies.
Following the discussion between the two speakers, there will be a Q&A session.
What plants talk about
3 December 2018
Plants are actively communicating and interacting with each other for instance to warn specific neighbors
of possible incoming stress.
On Globalisation and Cultural Identities
19 November 2018
This November, we have the pleasure to welcome the world renowned French novelist, Jean-Christophe
Rufin. Historian, writer and former French Ambassador to Senegal, Rufin is also the co-founder of NGO Action Against Hunger and one
of the pioneers of Doctors Without Borders.
From Paris to Setiu
22 October 2018
18 September 2018
Present various approaches on the use of data for the development of smart cities in the context of Malaysia & France, to open a multi-cultural dialogue on those issues.
MORE THAN A BEACH
11 July 2018
A conference by Historian Mr. Law Siak Hong about The Heritage of Pangkor Island and its present.