The Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies cordially
invites you to the University Seminar on "Europe Since COVID-19":
The French Presidential Elections of 2022
Thursday, March 3, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EST)

Virtual Event
In April 2022 France will elect a president for a 5-year term. While polls put Emmanuel Macron in the lead, this election features many unknowns: the participation of a record number of high-profile female candidates, two candidates from the far right, and the collapse of the French Left. Join us for a conversation with leading experts on French politics, culture, and history to discover how the media, political parties, and identity politics are shaping up to be among the most contested issues of 2022 in France. 

Dwindling Parties, Metastasizing Media
in the 2022 Presidential Election
Arthur Goldhammer is a writer, translator, and Senior Affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. He is the translator of more than 125 books from the French, for which he has received many honors. Among his translations are the major works of Alexis de Tocqueville and Thomas Piketty. He writes widely on French politics and culture and is the author of the novel Shooting War.
The Staggering Decline of the French Left
Philippe Marlière is a professor of French and European Politics at University College London (UK). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Social and Political Studies from the European University Institute in Florence. He was awarded the 2007 Chair of Politics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in recognition of his work on European social democracy. Philippe Marlière researches political ideologies, party politics and the French Left. He is currently writing a book on republican ideology in France. 
The Disingenuous Conversation About Identity
Politics in the French Presidential Elections
Rim-Sarah Alouane is a French legal scholar. As a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Law at the University Toulouse-Capitole in France, her research focuses on religious freedom, civil liberties, constitutional law and human rights in Europe and North America. Ms. Alouane frequently appears on TV and radio in America and worldwide, including NPR, Al Jazeera, BBC, CBC, ABC Australia and France24 where she discusses discrimination, human rights violations and politics.
Kathryn Kleppinger is Associate Professor of Francophone Studies and International Affairs at George Washington University. She is the author or editor of 4 books on topics related to immigration, identity, and urban studies in France.
Europe Since COVID-19
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