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Lecture by Elaine Uzan Leary: American Women Rebuilding France. This presentation by Elaine Uzan Leary, based on a travelling exhibition, "American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924," focuses on the amazing response to the devastation caused by WWI in France led by Anne Morgan, youngest daughter of financier J.P. Morgan. CARD (Comité Américain pour les Régions Dévastées) was created by Morgan to aid the civilian population and helped rebuild war-torn Picardy after WWI. Over 350 American women responded to Morgan's appeal and came to the aid of the French people. Leary will share original photographs of the era from the Anne Morgan archives of the Franco-American Museum, Chateau of Blérancourt in Picardy, France. Leary is a graduate of Stetson University, Université de Strasbourg, France; Middlebury College Graduate School; the Chambre de Commerce in Paris; and Emerson College Graduate Studies in Boston. She is currently Executive Director of the American Friends of Blérancourt, which supports the Franco-American Museum, Chateau de Blérancourt in Picardy, France. This program is co-sponsored by Alliance Française. Tuesday, November 18, 2014--1:00 to 2:00 pm, followed by short Q session. Vanderbilt Education Center. Members: $10; nonmembers: $15.