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RacismLilian Thuram, one of the most-capped players in the history of the French National Team, winner of World Cup Champion in 1998 and European champion in 2000)

In conversation with Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated – Senior Writer
& Fox Sports Television
Introduction by Jeffrey Sammons, Professor of History, NYU, author of Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society

Friday, November 8th / 6:30 pm

With co-sponsors Institute for Public Knowledge and
La Maison Française
RSVP at 212-998-IAAA (4222)



Born in Guadeloupe in 1972, Lilian Thuram has had a distinguished career as a famous professional soccer player and world-class French athlete: FIFA World Champion in 1998, European champion in 2000, Vice-Champion in 2006, as well as numerous club titles. He held the record of the most-selected player of the French National Team until 2008. That same year, he created the Lilian Thuram Foundation, Education Against Racism using the idea of “there is only one race: the human race” as one of its most important cornerstones. The foundation jointly works with an extensive network of structures, associations and NGOs that continue to fight xenophobia and racism on a daily basis. It sponsors and monitors many educational antiracism projects in the arts, sciences, culture and sports.