Upstairs at Café de la Mairie
(Since December 2002 and in this location since October 2003)
On the corner of rue des Archives and rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Métro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, République or Arts et Métiers
Roni Beth Tower
To read about past meetings of Après Midi, go to Après Midi Archives.
Joe Start, Author
French License, Joe's travel memoir, covers the hilarious attempt of a Californian expat to obtain his driver's license in Paris. What appears simple enough becomes a tragicomedy as he confronts one obstacle after another. It has taken him so long, that he's able to steer the reader onto unexpected detours along the way. This is his return to writing, with his first book.
After graduating with a journalism degree Joe Start, aka JoJo, jumped over to the advertising and marketing side of communications. His day job has been selling media and technology in the US and Europe for more than a dozen years, lately with startups.
Adrian Leeds has "starred" in 28 episodes of HGTV'S House Hunters International episodes since 2006, as a French property consultant who helps people realize their dream of owning property in Paris and all of France! Join Adrian for the first time at Après Midi as she combs the romantic streets of Paris to find the perfect pied-à-terre or journeys to the French countryside in search of the ideal home for her clients. Two episodes of House Hunters International will be shown and Adrian will talk about her experience filming the shows and will open the forum to questions.Adrian on House Hunters International
May 8, 2018
It is hard to imagine living in Soviet times, when the government toyed with its citizens' self-worth and planted a culture of suspicion and corruption. It is even harder to imagine how, overnight, in 1991, all laws were obliterated with the fall of communism. Russians woke up to a lawless country, having to stumble in a new market economy—after being conditioned to view capitalism as evil. In this fascinating speech, Talia Carner shares her experiences of being caught in the 1993 Russian parliament uprising against president Boris Yeltsin, about the plight of women when this world-superpower went through a transition, and the realities of teaching entrepreneurship to people with a child's grasp of managing newly privatized cooperatives.
Before turning to fiction writing, Talia Carner worked for Redbook magazine and served as the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine. An adjunct professor of marketing at Long Island University and a marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies, she was a volunteer counselor and lecturer for the Small Business Administration and a member of United States Information Agency missions to Russia, teaching women entrepreneurial skills. Carner’s activities in women’s organizations led to her participation at the 1995 International Women’s Conference in Beijing, where she learned of the atrocities of The Dying Rooms—the Chinese orphanages where the documented death rate was 80%—and about the U.S.’s courts betrayal of molested children. Helping African women to develop a campaign against clitoridectomy, she was exposed to the plight of women in societies that subjected millions of girls to this brutal mutilation. Her education about violence against women continued when she assisted Indian women in a campaign to end the burning of brides over dowry disputes. She also researched the lives of women in religious oppressive societies. A sought-after keynote lecturer at renowned organizations, Carner speaks on both universal and culture-specific issues facing today’s women across the globe.
June 12, 2018
Oliver Gee, Earful Tower TBA
July 10, 2018
NO MEETING IN AUGUST
September 11, 2018
October 9, 2018
November 13, 2018
December 11, 2018