Sophie Wahnich on the Yellow Vests, French Politics Today, Thursday 10th October, 5.30

Thursday 10 October 2019, 5.30 – 7.00 pm
Room UG05, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

Democracy Taken in Vice: Understanding the ‘Yellow Vests’ Event
Sophie Wahnich (CNRS/EHESS)

Sophie Wahnich is a Director of Research in History and Political Science at the French Institute of Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Anthropology of the Contemporary at the EHESS. She is a regular columnist for the daily newspaper Libération. Her work as an academic and public intellectual approaches contemporary issues facing Western democracies (terror, nationalism, globalisation, refugees, war, trauma, religion, collective memory), which she studies alongside the historical achievements and universal ideals of the French Revolution. Her book In Defence of the Terror was translated into English and published by Verso in 2012, with an introduction by Slavoj Zizek.

Part of the series French Politics: A Neighbour’s ‘History of the Present’, co-organised by the IMCC in collaboration with our friends in the Centre for the Study of Democracy, and with the support of the French Embassy and the Political Studies Association.

Free to attend, but booking via eventbrite is essential.

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