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Conference by Olivier Weber

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'The challenges of the XXI century'

'Economic crisis, migrations, global warming..'


 

Wednesday 16 November, 6.30pm
Alliance Française
FREE



As part of an Australian tour, The Alliance Française de Perth is delighted to welcome the award-winning French writer, novelist and war reporter Olivier Weber in Western Australia !
Don't miss the opportunity to discover a talented, humanist and committed French contemporary author with such a varied and rich journey!

Immerse yourself in Weber’s fascinating achievements and life, and come and learn about his vision of the current world! Olivier will share with us his experiences and he will enlighten the audience about the challenges of the XXI century including severe economic crisis, migrations, global warming…

So join us for this not-to-be missed conference ! 


Who's Olivier Weber ? 


Olivier Weber is an award-winning French writer, novelist and reporter, known primarily for his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been a war correspondent for twenty years, especially in Central Asia, Africa, Middle-East and Iraq.
He is the author of “La Mort blanche”, “Le Barbaresque”, “Le Faucon afghan”, “La Confession de Massoud”, “L’Enchantement du monde” in the Flammarion editions. Olivier Weber has chosen the path of words to describe current conflicts and globalisation after 20 years of reporting throughout the world.
He has received several national and international awards of literature and journalism, among them the prestigious Albert Londres Prize, considered the French Pulitzer prize, and the Joseph Kessel Prize.  
He has directed several documentaries, essentially for French TV channels Arte, France 2, France 5 as well as 2 cinematographic documentaries « La Fièvre de l’or » et « L’Opium des talibans » which got awarded several international prizes.
He is lecturer at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris and president of the Joseph Kessel Prize.
Olivier Weber was nominated in 2008 to be ambassador of France at large, in charge of human trafficking and human rights.
His novels, travel writing books and essays have been translated in a dozen of languages.
And Olivier is also a selection committee member for literature awards and member of the “Société des Explorateurs Français” (Society of the French Explorers).


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