Conferences: French Talks

Monthly free public talks at Alliance Francaise

What is French Talks?

Welcoming French and Malaysian experts, it aims at creating a space of dialogue between Malaysia and France and their cultures. These multi-voice conversations between scientists, intellectuals, writers or artists cover a great variety of topics.

Organised monthly by the Embassy of France in Malaysia and Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur.

Talks conducted in English.

Free entrance - book online.


Upcoming French Talks in December!  

French Texts and Contexts of community life in 19th Century Malaya

[Online Event] Facebook Live on Monday 7th December, 8pm.

With pleasure we welcome Associate Profesor Dr. Shanthini Pillai of UKM to discuss with her research team Dr. Liz Ng, Dr. Suziana Mat Saad, and Ms. Anne Vanessa Vincent, the inter-ethnic encounters of French missionaries and explorers with various local communities in the Malayan territories in the 19th century and how these formed counter-narratives to the British colonial divide and rule policy.

More info : Visit our Facebook Event Page




Past Events:


Tackling Obesity in Malaysia and France
with Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Poulain and Prof. Dr. Mohd Ismail Noor
17 February 2020


Mysterious myth Of The Malaysian Forest At Night
with Priscillia Miard and Mohamad Nur Arifuddin
20 January 2020


Book Launch: "What I saw In Malaya" by Jeanne Cuisinier
with Amir Muhammad, Hélène Ly-Batallan Introduction by HE Frédéric Laplanche - Ambassador of France to Malaysia Readings by Grégory Henno - French Comedian
16 December  2019 


In conversation with Hanan Ben Rhouma: Talking about Islam in Multicultural Societies
Moderator: Dina Zaman
25 November 2019   


In conversation with Abdennour Bidar: Multi- Religious Societies in the 21st Century
Moderator: Dr. Mohammed Azam Mohammed Adil

watch on youtube

24 October 2019 


Dealing with Urban Pollution: From KL to Paris
with Olivier Chrétien, Karine Léger,  Dr. Ahmad Ismail, Professor Andy Chan Moderator: Yao-Hua Law

watch on youtube

07 October 2019 


In Conversation With Shih Li-Kow: A Malaysian Book, A Success in France
with Shih-Li Kow
Moderator: Jerome Bouchaud

23 September 2019


The Problem of Rainforest and Elephant Conservation: A comparative French-Malaysian look
with Professor pierre-Michel Forget and Dr. Wong Ee Phin 
22 July 2019


On Pencak Silat Martial Art in Malaysia Society: A French Anthropologist view 

with Gabriel Facal
24 June 2019


Palm Oil: A French Economist’s View
In conversation with
Dr Jean-Marc Roda  Journalist/moderator: Julian Ng
13 May 2019

watch on youtube

Defending Women’s Rights: Today and Tomorrow

with Anne-Cecile Mailfert and Rozana Isa
Moderator: Freda Liu (BFM)

18 March 2019
watch on youtube


Malaysian Gastronomy: Past, Present and Future
with Eric Olmedo - Social Anthropologist - The National University of Malaysia
18 February 2019
watch on youtube


Is there a Malaysian way of thinking Islam?

by Dr. Mohd. Azam Mohd. Adil and Dr. David Delfolie. Moderator: Zakiah Koya

14 January 2019


What plants talk about

with Prof. Soizic Prado

3 December 2018

watch on youtube

On Globalisation and Cultural Identities

with Jean-Christophe Rufin Moderator: Ahmad Fuad Ramat(BFM) 

19 November 2018
watch on youtube


From Paris to Setiu

by Dr. Jarina Mohd Jani

22 October 2018
watch on youtube


Smart Cities
by Maimunah Jaffar,
Dr.-Ing. Sian Lun Lau,
Sandrine Mathaon,
Gilles Gesquiere
Moderator: Melisa Melina Idris
(BFM89.9)
 18 September 2018
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