“Nuit des Idées” (“Night of Ideas”) – Launch of the third edition at the Quai d’Orsay (25 January 2018)

The third edition of the “Nuit des Idées” (“Night of Ideas”) event will bring together tens of thousands of people on the evening of January 25 to focus on the theme of “Power to Imagination.”

The “Nuit des Idées” event takes place all over the world, from Fiji to Vancouver, by way of Brest and Grenoble, and features 170 events in 65 countries, reflecting the cultural network’s commitment to a “diplomacy of ideas” that fosters dialogue and exchange.

At the invitation of Jean-Yves le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Quai d’Orsay will host the event’s launch in Paris featuring iconic figure, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a global humanist and feminist campaigner who will share her commitments to the fight against inequality between men and women, her convictions with respect to the role that African countries should play in globalization, and her hopes for the easing of religious and ethnic tensions on a continent whose development and stability are critical to the future of our world.

Nathalie Loiseau, Minister for European Affairs, will kick off the event, while the mobilization of civil societies is helping to support the relaunching of the European project initiated by President Macron.

The “Nuit des Idées” event, organized by the Institut français, an agency of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, is an annual invitation to make innovative proposals for exchanging culture and knowledge, engaging young people and showcasing, in a festive atmosphere, intellectual and cultural scenes all over the world. The “Nuit des Idées” event reflects the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ commitment to the circulation of ideas and public debate.

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