NYU will host “Perspectives on the Paris Attacks,” a roundtable discussion organized by the Institute of French Studies, on Wed., Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.
The murderous attacks that took place in Paris in January highlight the general problem of Islamic radicalism, but they also point to a number of issues specific to France. In this roundtable discussion, a panel of historians and social scientists will examine several of the most relevant and pressing issues and place them in a French, European, and international context. Speakers and presentations include:
• Zvi Ben-Dor (History/Middle Eastern Studies, NYU): “Jews and Muslims in France: a Variation on French History”
• Edward Berenson (History/French Studies, NYU): “Charlie Hebdo and Political Speech”
• M’hamed Oualdi (Near Eastern Studies/History, Princeton): “Being a French North African”
• Thomas Philippon (Stern, NYU): “The French Economy and Political Extremism”
• Emmanuelle Saada (French/History, Columbia): "The Jews of France"
• Frédéric Viguier (French Studies, NYU): “Processes of Radicalization”
• Larry Wolff (History/European Studies, NYU): “Voltaire and the French Satirical Tradition”
The event, co-sponsored by la Maison Française and the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies of NYU, is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8740. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street).
Reporters interested in attending the event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.