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Institut Du Monde Arabe
The ARAB WORLD INSTITUTE (abbreviated "AWI"; French : INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE, abbreviated "IMA") is an organization founded in Paris
Paris
in 1980 by 18 Arab
Arab
countries with France
France
to research and disseminate information about the Arab
Arab
world and its cultural and spiritual values. The Institute was established as a result of a perceived lack of representation for the Arab
Arab
world in France, and seeks to provide a secular location for the promotion of Arab
Arab
civilization, art, knowledge, and aesthetics. Housed within the institution are a museum, library, auditorium, restaurant, offices and meeting rooms
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Jack Lang (French Politician)
JACK MATHIEU ÉMILE LANG (French pronunciation: ​ ; born 2 September 1939) is a French politician. A member of the Socialist Party , he served as France's Minister of Culture from 1981 to 1986 and 1988 to 1992, and as Minister of Education from 1992 to 1993 and 2000 to 2002. He was also the Mayor of Blois from 1989 to 2000. He served until 2012 in the National Assembly from the sixth district of Pas-de-Calais . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Politics * 3 Political career * 4 Bibliography * 4.1 By Lang * 4.2 About Jack Lang * 4.3 About Festival de Nancy * 4.4 About his action as Minister for Culture and Communication * 4.5 Books with a preface from Jack Lang * 4.6 Films and articles about Jack Lang * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFEJack Lang was born to Roger Lang and Marie-Luce Bouchet in Mirecourt , in the département of Vosges . His father's family were a secular, assimilated, well-to-do Jewish family based in Nancy
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Renaud Muselier
RENAUD MUSELIER (born 6 May 1959) is a French politician. His political mandates include: BIOGRAPHYHe is the grandson of Admiral Émile Muselier . He is the nephew of the Queen Geraldine of Albania
Albania
(née Countess Apponyi
Apponyi
de Nagy-Apponyi), wife of the last King of Albania
Albania
, Zog I deposed by the Italians in 1939. POLITICAL CAREERHe was a member of the General Council of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône from 1992 to 1995 and member of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d\'Azur from 2004 to 2007. He was Deputy Mayor of Marseille
Marseille
from 1995 to 2008. He served as a member of the National Assembly of France
France
for the 5th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône from 1993 to 2002, then from 2007 to 2012
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List Of Museums In Paris
There are around 130 MUSEUMS IN PARIS , FRANCE within city limits. This list also includes suburban museums within the "Grand Paris
Paris
" area, such as the Air and Space Museum. The sixteen museums of the City of Paris
Paris
are annotated with "VP", as well as six other ones also accommodated in municipal premises and the Musées de France
France
(FR) listed by the ministry of culture are annotated with "MF"
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Musée Du Quai Branly
The MUSéE DU QUAI BRANLY-JACQUES CHIRAC (French pronunciation: ​ ) in Paris
Paris
, France, is a museum featuring the indigenous art and cultures of Africa
Africa
, Asia
Asia
, Oceania
Oceania
, and the Americas
Americas
. The museum collection has 450,000 objects, of which 3,500 are on display at any given time, in both permanent and temporary thematic exhibits. A selection of objects from the museum is also displayed in the Pavillon des Sessions of the Louvre Museum
Louvre Museum
. The Quai Branly Museum opened in 2006, and is the newest of the major museums in Paris. It received 1.3 million visitors in 2015. It is jointly administered by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and serves as both a museum and a center for research
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Louvre Abu Dhabi
The LOUVRE ABU DHABI is a museum , located in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi
, UAE . On Tuesday 7 March 2007, the Louvre
Louvre
in Paris
Paris
announced that a new Louvre museum would be completed by 2012 in Abu Dhabi, with a revised estimate in early 2013 for a completion date of 2015. The opening has been repeatedly delayed, first to late 2016 and most recently to 2017. This is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government . The museum is to be located on the Saadiyat Island
Saadiyat Island
Cultural District, and will be approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft) in size. The final cost of the construction is expected to be between €83 million and €108 million
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Dominique Baudis
DOMINIQUE BAUDIS (French: ; 14 April 1947 – 10 April 2014) was the French ombudsman . Formerly a journalist, politician and Mayor of Toulouse , he had been a member of DL and later of the leading centre-right Union for a Popular Movement . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life * 1.2 Career * 2 References * 3 External links BIOGRAPHYEARLY LIFEDominique Baudis was born in Paris . His father, Pierre Baudis , served as the Mayor of Toulouse . CAREERA journalist , he was a foreign correspondent for TF1 in the Middle East from 1976 to 1977. He was news anchor on TF1 from 1977 to 1980 and from 1980 to 1982 on FR3 . A member of the CDS (a member of the centre-right UDF , he was elected to replace his father, Pierre Baudis as mayor of Toulouse (Haute-Garonne ) in the French municipal elections, 1983
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Yves Guéna
YVES GUéNA (6 July 1922 – 3 March 2016) was a French politician. In 1940, he joined the Free French Forces in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. He received several decorations for his courage. He belonged to various right wing parties: Union pour la nouvelle République (1962–1968), the Union of Democrats for the Republic (1968–1978) and the Rally for the Republic (1978–1997). He occupied several posts as minister. In 1968, he was the minister of information . He was a member of the Parliament between 1962 and 1981 and then again between 1986 and 1988. He was a senator between 1989 and 1997. In 2000, Guéna was named president of the Constitutional Council of France . In 2004 he left to become president of the Arab World Institute until 2007. REFERENCES * ^ "De Gaulle Bans Gatherings". St. Petersburg Independent
St. Petersburg Independent
. 12 June 1968. pp. 12–A. Retrieved 11 May 2011
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Submission (novel)
SUBMISSION (French : SOUMISSION) is a novel by French writer Michel Houellebecq . The French edition of the book was published on 7 January 2015 by Flammarion , with German (Unterwerfung) and Italian (Sottomissione) translations also published in January. The book instantly became a bestseller in France, Germany and Italy. The English edition of the book, translated by Lorin Stein , was published on 10 September 2015. The novel, a political satire, imagines a situation in which a Muslim party upholding traditionalist and patriarchal values is able to win the 2022 presidential election in France
France
with the support of the Socialist Party . The book drew an unusual amount of attention because, by a macabre coincidence, it was released on the day of the Charlie Hebdo shooting
Charlie Hebdo shooting

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Philippe Ardant
PHILIPPE ARDANT (July 21, 1929 – June 6, 2007) was a French jurist, former president of the Constitutional Court of the principality of Andorra , former president of the Arab World Institute
Arab World Institute
and former president of Panthéon-Assas University
Panthéon-Assas University
. He had been a professor at the universities of Poitiers
Poitiers
, Beirut
Beirut
and Panthéon-Assas. He had co-founded Pouvoirs, a journal of constitutional law and political science. REFERENCES * ^ The Middle East. IC Publications Ltd. (87). 1982. Missing or empty title= (help ) * ^ L'Express (in French): 29. 1995. Missing or empty title= (help ) * ^ Le Nouvel Observateur (in French) (651): 43. 1977
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Paul Carton
PAUL JOSEPH EDMOND CARTON (12 March 1875 – 20 October 1947) was a French physician. This biography related to medicine in France
France
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Edgard Pisani
EDGARD PISANI (French: ; 9 October 1918 – 20 June 2016) was a French statesman, philosopher, and writer. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Books * 3 Films * 4 References BIOGRAPHYPisani was born in Tunis , French Tunisia , of French parents of Maltese origin. He spent his childhood in Tunisia and later studied in Paris. Pisani holds a "licence de lettres" from La Sorbonne , and a Doctorate in political science. He held positions in various governments in France: Senator (1954–1961)(1974–1981), Minister of Agriculture (1961–1966), Parliamentarian (1967–1968), European Commissioner (1981–1985), Minister of New Caledonia (1985), President of the Arab World Institute (1988–1995). In 1992, with Bertrand Hervieu, he formed the Groupe de Seillac followed in 1995 by the Groupe de Bruges , both being think tanks specialising in agricultural and rural affairs. Since 1992 he has been a member of the French Economic and Social Council
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Harper's Magazine
HARPER\'S MAGAZINE (also called HARPER\'S) is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. Launched in June 1850, it is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the U.S. ( Scientific American is the oldest). The current editor is James Marcus, who replaced Christopher Cox in March 2016. Harper's Magazine has won twenty National Magazine Awards . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Controversies * 3 Notable contributors * 4 Gallery * 5 See also * 6 Footnotes * 7 Further reading * 8 External links HISTORY Harper "> An issue of Harper's from 1905 Harper's Magazine began as HARPER\'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE in June 1850, by the New York City
New York City
publisher Harper & Brothers
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Louvre Pyramid
The LOUVRE PYRAMID (Pyramide du Louvre) is a large glass and metal pyramid designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei
I.M. Pei
, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard (Cour Napoléon) of the Louvre Palace
Louvre Palace
( Palais du Louvre
Palais du Louvre
) in Paris
Paris
. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre
Louvre
Museum . Completed in 1989, it has become a landmark of the city of Paris
Paris
. CONTENTS * 1 Design and construction * 2 History * 3 Controversy * 4 Urban legend of 666 panes * 5 La Pyramide Inversée * 6 Renovation * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Inside the Pyramid: the view of the Louvre
Louvre
Museum in Paris
Paris
from the underground lobby of the pyramid
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Islam
ISLAM (/ˈɪslɑːm/ ) is a universalizing Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God
God
( Allah
Allah
) and that Muhammad
Muhammad
is a messenger of God. It is the world\'s second-largest religion and the fastest-growing major religion in the world , with over 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the global population, known as Muslims . Muslims make up a majority of the population in 50 countries . Islam
Islam
teaches that God
God
is merciful , all-powerful , unique and has guided mankind through prophets , revealed scriptures and natural signs
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Grande Arche
LA GRANDE ARCHE DE LA DéFENSE (pronounced ; also La Grande Arche
Grande Arche
de la Fraternité) is a monument and building in the business district of La Défense
La Défense
and in the commune of Puteaux
Puteaux
, to the west of Paris
Paris
, France
France
. It is usually known as the ARCHE DE LA DéFENSE or simply as LA GRANDE ARCHE. CONTENTS * 1 Design and construction * 2 Tenants * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTIONA great national design competition was launched in 1982 as the initiative of French president François Mitterrand
François Mitterrand

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