AMEU/GCAS Seminar in Paris with Luce Irigaray

AMEU/GCAS Seminar in Paris with Luce Irigaray

Last week Alma Mater Europaea-ECM with The Global Center for Advanced Studies hosted an MA and PhD seminar at Centre Sevres in Paris, France. It focused on the world famous philosopher, Luce Irigaray and, on Friday afternoon, we had the honor of engaging with the Pulitzer Prize nominated author, Carla Power. More than 20 students from all over the world including Australia, Sweden, France, England, Canada, Ecuador, Holland and the United States came to Paris to study with us. It was a week of growth and learning for all.  Join us for our seminars in Maribor and other places around the world.

Student Testimonies:

Jennifer Merrihue“It is impossible to capture the experience of being in Paris wondering the cobbled streets, chewing on the stimulating daily seminars. To be able to experience a philosophy, delivered straight from a philosopher who’s dedicated her whole life and reputation to developing an alternative approach our understanding of reality and the impact we can have on interpersonal social evolution was a overwhelming privilege. Mornings were filled with a tailored lecture from Luce Irigaray, easing us into each layer of her development and evenings were free space to explore both the cities delicious foods, inviting culture and endlessly fascinating people. All while we sat under the light of the setting moon and became part of the process of this philosophy’s understanding. Each person brought something different from their own understanding. Each evening adventure expanding our ability to explore and get lost in both philosophy, community and the poetic treasure that is Paris.”   –Jennifer Merrihue, MA student (Los Angeles, California)



Sadie Luetmer

“To sit in a room with a thinker like Luce Irigaray and hear her thoughts is a privilege. To have her face you in a classroom, contemplate your words, and respond is an incomparable moment of educational opportunity. These are experiences that forever alter your thinking and your relationship with knowledge. I’m incredibly grateful to AMEU/GCAS for making this possible.” Sadie Luetmer (Minneapolis, Minnesota)


“The AMEU/GCAS summer 2016 seminar with Luce Irigaray was an incredible opportunity to explore not only her philosophy, but the living version of it. In line with her written work, her emphasis in the classroom on dialogue between two persons was an apt display of both the challenges and the benefits of such interactions. And to nestle these lessons within the streets of Paris made for an unforgettable experience.”  –Eva Burke MA student (Denver, Colorado)


Poet Eva Burke


“The particularity and singularity of Luce Irigaray philosophy is that it does address one’s views and beliefs on whatever topic from or on several layers simultaneously, bringing to work theory, living sociality and spirituality simultaneously. It was a radical journey, and a risky one. I did appreciate every single day of the seminar. The (partially) incarnated AMEU/GCAS community was a pleasant discovery as well.” Dr. Sviatlana Viarbitskaya, MA student (Dijon, France)


Dr.Sviatlana Viarbitskaya

Dr.Sviatlana Viarbitskaya

“The intensity of the Luce Irigaray seminar in Paris prompted some of the best conversations ever!  What a wonderful way to spend a week in Paris – good friends, good food, and good cheer!” –Rebecca Rose, PhD student (Washington D.C.)


PhD candidate, Rebecca Rose

PhD candidate, Rebecca Rose



Photos: AMEU/GCAS with Carla Power (credit Sadie Luetmer (c) 2016)


“Preeminent journalist, Carla Power giving a talk on her recent book, If Oceans Were Ink, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and The National Book Award in 2016”


#2  AMEU/GCAS in Paris

at the Centre Sevres, Paris

at the Centre Sevres, Paris Photo by Sadie Luetmer (c) 2016


#3 Writer Carla Power discussing her book

After we learned from Luce Irigaray in the mornings, Carla Power (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize) spoke to us about her book, If Oceans Were Ink

After we learned from Luce Irigaray in the mornings, Carla Power (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize) spoke to us about her book, If Oceans Were Ink Photo by Sadie Luetmer (c) 2016