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La Francophonie des Amériques summer university at Université Laval in Québec City

Institut québécois des hautes études internationales (HEI), in collaboration with Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques (CFA), will host a 2nd edition of La Francophonie des Amériques summer university. The session will be held from May 29 to June 4, 2011, at Université Laval in Québec City, Canada. Its theme will be the diversity of la Francophonie in the Americas: migrations, standards and institutions, cultural representations.

The course material will take a multidisciplinary approach, including political science, sociology, comparative law, history, human geography, and literature in order to examine the many dimensions of the sociocultural reality of La Francophonie in the Americas. A variety of subjects will be covered, including francophone migration in Latin America, aboriginals and francophones, the Caribbean and its various francophone cultures, Acadian identity, and the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Lecturers will include Chair of the HEI Board of Directors and UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti Michaëlle Jean, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law professor Benoît Pelletier, President of the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques Jean-Louis Roy, and General Secretary of the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (IFCCD) and Director General of the Coalition for Cultural Diversity (CDC) Charles Vallerand.

For information of registering for the international summer university, visit Université Laval’s Hautes études internationales website.

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