The Histoire Mondiale de la France (2017) is one of the most interesting and controversial French literary phenomena in years. This “discontinuous” history rejects traditional periodizations, genealogies, and national origin stories while breaking open spatial boundaries. As a popular history, it reaches a broad readership without dumbing down. As a civic endeavor, it opens up historical horizons for its readers while inviting them to trace their own itinerary across the French past. As a political statement, finally, it intervenes in contemporary debates about French identity and supposed decline. To launch the publication of the book's U.S. edition, the IFS, the Other Press, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy are co-organizing a roundtable with Patrick Boucheron (Collège de France), Stéphane Gerson (editor of this U.S. edition), and other preeminent panelists.