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

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library Resources Center - GL 156


CONVERSATIONS ON EUROPE: May 1968 and the Legacies of Protest in France
March 14, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

"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 on 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.

Moderator: Jae-Jae Spoon, Department of Political Science


  • 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

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At FIU, the video conference will be held in the Green Library Resource Center - GL 156

Hosted by the European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsors · UCIS · European Union Center at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign · Center for European Studies at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill · Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University

Funded in part by the European Union