Cartooning for Peace: The Art of Democracy

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday October 12, 2016
      10:30 am
  • Location: Ferst Center for the Arts
  • Phone:
  • URL:
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
  • Extras:

Heather Kircher Clavé
(404) 495-1682


Summary Sentence: Award-winning political cartoonists discuss democracy, freedom of expression, and the power of humor

Full Summary: Award-winning political cartoonists discuss democracy, freedom of expression, and the power of humor

  • France-Atlanta 2016 logo France-Atlanta 2016 logo
  • Cartooning for Peace Cartooning for Peace

Join world renowned press cartoonists Jean “Plantu” Plantureaux (Le Monde, France), Michel “Kichka” (Courrier International, Israel/Belgium) and Mike Luckovich (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA) for a fun, engaging, and provocative reflection of free speech in a democratic society.

In the midst of various key political elections around the globe, growing chasms between different communities in our society, or global threats that breed fear, political cartoons create a valuable space for dialogue, reflection, and tolerance.

By their very nature of satire and irony, press cartoons evoke many questions: in the name of freedom of expression, shall we tolerate anything and everything? Is it possible to laugh about everything, with everyone? How can we combine freedom, responsibility and tolerance?

Inciting a smile, conveying a message, and making people think, the press drawing is an undeniable tool for dialogue and tolerance. This is all the work of awareness and education that Cartooning for Peace has been leading for 10 years.

This France-Atlanta 2016 event is made possible with the support of the Raymond F. Schinazi and Family Foundation, Cartooning for Peace – America and the Georgia Tech Center for European and Transatlantic Studies.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

Office of International Education, General

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Arts and Performance, Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
No keywords were submitted.
  • Created By: Katie Sclafani
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 28, 2016 - 11:00am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:14pm