Diagne and Saada were honored earlier this month with the insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters at a ceremony hosted at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montclaur named Saada and Diagne Chevalier of the Order of the Arts and Letters for their contributions to their scholarly fields and their dedication to expanding francophone education. Read de Montclaur’s comments during the ceremony at frenchculture.org.