MODERATOR: Jae-Jae Spoon, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
Chris Reynolds, The Nottingham Trent University
Salar Mohandesi, Bowdoin College
Daniel Gordon, Edge Hill University
Giuseppina Mecchia, Department of French and Italian, University of Pittsburgh
‘May 1968’ is synonymous with the unrest that unfolded in Paris and beyond between students, trade unions, the police and the government over four long weeks. The events culminated in parliamentary elections later that summer, in which the Gaullists won an even bigger majority than they had previously held, and the resignation of President De Gaulle the following year and his replacement by another Gaullist leader. Yet even though it seemed as though nothing had changed, politics, policy, and society in France were arguably never the same again. Join our panel of experts in an interactive virtual roundtable discussion of the legacies of these notorious events on protest and participation, left-wing movements and parties, human rights and imperialism, and immigration in France and throughout Europe.
(Wikimedia image credit: George Garrigues.)