In collaboration with the Institut d'Études Avancées de Nantes
Join us on Friday April 9th for a conversation about the 2021 version of the French Cultural Wars. Since the murder of history teacher Samuel Paty in November 2020, French universities have been at the frontline of a “trench war” between those who study gender, race, and postcolonialism, and those who worry that the study of these “small differences” will divide the French people and destroy the French notion of universalism. Our conversation will include Sociologist Eric Fassin, scholar of Black France Mame-Fatou Niang, as well as Historian John Tolan and Political-Scientist Nadia Marzouki, both specialists of Islam in Europe. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and to discuss the contemporary situation, and its implications for the future of France and the global community.