Conferences: MondayTalks

Monthly free public talks at Alliance Francaise

What is MondayTalks? (previously known as FrenchTalks)

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

Talks conducted in English.

Free entrance - book online.



Past Events:


Dynamics, actors and prospects of the video games industry
with Jeff Sandhu, Head of Talent at 42 Kuala Lumpur and Alex Tan,  Co-founder and Project Manager of Hidden Chest Studios.

Moderator: Mohan Low Han Sen, Head of Digital Creative Content, MDEC

Video games are primarily conceived as recreational, as their name indicates it. The last decades have shown that they actually have a greater impact in various sectors, and are more and more present in our daily lives. What is the current situation of the video game industry in Malaysia? What is the path to follow to become a successful video game conceptor? What is the foreseen future of video games, and what roles do they play in our increasingly digitalized societies?Let’s zoom into the video game industry in order to understand its internal dynamics!

8 November 2021
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[Online] Conflict in Malaysian Forests: The Story of the Tapir and the Elephant
with Dr. Nurzhafarina Othman Director/Founder of Pertubuhan Pemuliharaan Biodiversiti Sabah (Seratu Aatai) and Mr. I S Shanmugaraj Subramaniam Executive Director of Malaysian Nature Society

Moderator: Ms. Siew Lyn Wong Co-founder and editor of Macaranga

Pertubuhan Pemuliharaan Biodiversiti Sabah (Seratu Aatai): Study on the ecology and movement of elephants outside protected areas and in particular in oil palm plantations in order to increase knowledge and awareness of local populations in the context of human-elephant conflicts in Kinabatangan, Borneo.
Malaysian Nature Society : Relocate tapirs from small forest areas dispersed by rapid development and deforestation induced by oil palm plantations to protected areas in order to contribute to the conservation of the species in Peninsular Malaysia.
Pertubuhan Pemuliharaan Biodiversiti Sabah (Seratu Aatai) and Malaysian Nature Society are partly funded by the Embassy of France in Malaysia.

28 June 2021
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Forests today. How about tomorrow?
with Marcel Djama (CIRAD) and Nur Sakeenah (Greenpeace Malaysia). 
Moderator: Yao-Hua Law

12 April 2021

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[Online] Women And COVID: A French-Malaysia Dialog
with Sandra Laugier and Nisha Sabanayagam.
Moderator: Freda Liu (BFM)

8 March 2021

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[Online] Protecting wildlife in the Malaysian forest: HUTAN, a community-based solution
with Dr Marc Ancrenaz
15 February 2021

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[Online] French Texts and Contexts of community life in 19th Century Malaya
with Dr. Shanthini Pillai, Dr. Liz Ng, Dr. Suziana Mat Saad, and Ms. Anne Vanessa Vincent
7 December 2020 watch on facebook watch on facebook


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

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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

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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

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Defending Women’s Rights: Today and Tomorrow

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

18 March 2019
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Malaysian Gastronomy: Past, Present and Future
with Eric Olmedo (Social Anthropologist - The National University of Malaysia)
18 February 2019
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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

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On Globalisation and Cultural Identities

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

19 November 2018
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From Paris to Setiu

by Dr. Jarina Mohd Jani

22 October 2018
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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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