Le 18ème siècle est celui de la philosophie des “Lumières” qui se répand par les écrits de Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Diderot… Nous verrons comment ces philosophes abordent les problèmes politiques et sociaux de leur époque : le pouvoir absolu et la monarchie, l’intolérance religieuse et ses dogmes, les privilèges des nobles et du clergé, le développement des libertés, l’abolition de l’esclavage … Et nous verrons également comment ces thèmes, toujours d’actualité, reflètent sur notre société d’aujourd’hui.

The XVIIIth century was marked by the philosophy of the “Lumières” (age of enlightenment) with literature from Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Diderot… During this B2 12-hr-workshop, we will analyze how the “Lumières” addressed the topics of absolute power and monarchy, privileges and religious intolerance, the abolition of slavery. And we will examine how these topics are still newsworthy today and how they reflect on our society.

Limited number of students: register quickly!

On Tuesdays from January 14th to February 4th and from February 25th to March 17th
12:00PM to 01:30PM
For B2 Level
At Roswell location

About the teacher

About the teacher

Nacer Chambi, a native of Algeria, worked for over 30 years in Algeria as Inspector of Finance, then as Judge in the Government Accountability Office, and finally Director of Control and Training, while teaching management control at Algiers University. He graduated in economics and finance from the National School of Administration of Algeria (ENA) and obtained an MBA in management control and economic development at the University Paris IX Dauphine. Former member of International Organizations of Supreme Audit (INTOSAI), he participated in several seminars around the world. In the USA since 1995, he has worked as a French teacher at the Language Studies Institute, the International School of Palo Alto of the Peninsula (ISTP), and for Palo Alto French Education (PAFEA). Before moving to Alpharetta in June 2019, he was a professor and Menlo Park Center Manager of the Alliance Française of Silicon Valley. His favorite quote is Albert Camus’: «Ma patrie, c’est la langue française.»