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Conversations on Europe Videoconference: "May 1968: Legacies of Protest in France"

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
academic, discussion, french, international, political science
Sponsor
European Union Center
Location
507 E. Green St, Rm 411
Date
Mar 14, 2018   11:00 am  
Speaker
MODERATOR: Jae-Jae Spoon (Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh) || Panelists: Chris Reynolds (Nottingham Trent University); Salar Mohandesi (Bowdoin College); Daniel Gordon (Edge Hill University); Guiseppina Mecchia (Department of French and Italian, University of Pittsburgh)
Cost
Free and open to the public
Contact
Sebnem Ozkan
E-Mail
asozkan@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-0570
Views
47
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

MODERATOR: Jae-Jae Spoon, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

 

PANELISTS:

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.)

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