April 6, 2020

Journalist and author Pamela Druckerman MIA ’98 checked in from her home in Paris to share PANDEMONIUM U, which she launched with her husband Simon Kuper. PANDEMONIUM U offers free, live, online classes for kids (and grown-ups) taught by world-class but housebound experts in their fields. The 40-minute classes are taught via Zoom. Druckerman said that over 1,000 people have watched and attended classes since she launched PAN-U in mid-March.

You can join the mailing list by emailing [email protected] or check out the latest classes on its Facebook page.


“How to make pain au lait” with baker and CEO Apollonia Poilâne
Monday, April 6 — 12:00 noon NYC / 17:00 p.m. London / 18:00 p.m. Paris

Apollonia Poilâne is the third generation of her family to run the world-famous French bakery Poilâne. In her second Pan-U class – broadcast live from Poilâne’s original bakery on the rue du Cherche-Midi — she’ll demonstrate how to make delicious pain au lait. https://www.poilane.com/en/maison-poilane/

Use this link: https://zoom.us/j/7917404469
Password: 300565
ID: 791 740 4469

“How France collaborated with the Nazis and why that still matters today” with historian James McAuley
Friday, April 10 — 12:00 NY / 17:00 London / 18:00 Paris

James McAuley is Paris correspondent for the Washington Post. He has a doctorate in modern French history from Oxford, where he specialized in Vichy France. He’s currently quarantined in Paris.

Use this link: https://zoom.us/j/7917404469
Password: 300565
ID: 791 740 4469


"How to be a House DJ" with Mike Glaser
April 3, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/x-VoHuDbrWdJYI3d802CYJI7R639T6a8hHUe_adcnx4peA_XlMIDBBMYAaXwzDbn

"How learning French changed my life" with Alice Kaplan
March 27, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/vNJ8H6Po1HJJbqfM7RzTWbMoF7_baaa8gXRM-fEOxR4j1MrtTmc01XD6aojPzfG3

"How to make bread" with Apollonia Poilâne
March 25, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/ycZ3Jp_00kFLWIXK9Fn5C654Ety5T6a8hylNrKZezEoATmZcawOpdYJervEKaKR_

"How England invented football" with David Winner
March 23, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/yp1tCu7q9nNLf4nV7x_leqAvB6_raaa8gHAW_KVcnUrZmvDHZt5h8B8YMO7WNP_J

"What's it like to conduct an orchestra?" with Jonathan Sheffer
March 20, 2020
Meeting Recording:

"Who was Charles Darwin? What is evolution?" with Adam Kuper
March 19, 2020
Meeting Recording: https://zoom.us/rec/share/4-1NLZb090dObJHywVDfWLQtWZ_fT6a81XcXrKcInxng06oaZT9WIJwBmeF6n1l9