Saturday, June 9, 2018 (All day)

On Saturday June 9, Prof Stephen Sawyer of the Center for Critical Democracy Studies and Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins of Yale University are organizing a conference on the anniversary of Mai 68 . The presentation will reflect on the importance of these uprisings for democracy in Europe and North America fifty years after the fact. For anyone interested in attending the event, please see the full program and abstracts below. The evening before, join...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 09:30

Contemporary societies, from Catalonia to Kurdistan, from the European Union to India, have been marked in recent history by a lingering debate on the most desirable and practical levels of political sovereignty, legitimacy and institutions. This debate has found particularly strong echoes in times of crisis, when federal projects were discussed to reconfigure existing polities or create new ones. The aim of this conference is to foster a historical and multidisciplinary...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 16:45

As part of a project tackling issues of multiculturalism, this event is an opportunity for you to come and share your experiences adjusting to your new home in Paris, and how you deal with homesickness. These coping tools could be anything from music or comfort food to more general experiences and places in Paris, whatever makes you feel settled here! We are hosting this event as the semester comes to an end, a busy and sometimes stressful time, so it's a...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:00

The CERSA (Paris 2) Law & Humanities group and the Center for Critical Democracy Studies (AUP)  invite you to our first conference of 2018, Trump. Year One.  Exactly one year on from the inauguration of President Donald Trump, CERSA and AUP will convene a conference aimed at analyzing the actions of the Trump Administration to date. The day will center around four themes: (1) Political decisions and the relationship with Congress and the...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 08:45

The Center for Critical Democracy studies invites AUP faculty, students and alumni to the international conference Généalogies de l’État, avec et après Foucault. The event will be hosted on our own campus in the Combes building and features three individual sessions and a roundtable discussion at the end of the conference. The conference will predominantly take place in French.    Détails: Généalogies de l’État, avec et après Foucault Journée d’...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 09:00

The Center for Critical Democratic Studies is hosting a two-day conference on May 5-6 titled, Democracy and the Political: Raymond Aron Beyond the Hexagon. Aron – the sociologist and Cold War liberal – is most well known for being a critic of the post-War French Marxist intellectual scene of the 1950s, and the leading French intellectual to oppose the May 1968 student protest movements. Resisting the totalitarian temptations of his day, Aron has been memorialized as both a model of political...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 18:30

The Center for Critical Democracy Studies invites you to a talk by Professor George Shulman of New York University entitled "Impasse & Genre in American Politics and Literature".

In his talk, George Shulman proposes that the most fruitful resources for understanding the historical impasse, national division, and political rhetoric of this moment can be found, not in texts formally canonized as "American political thought," but rather in the fictions of literary...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 18:30

On this eve of the 2017 French presidential elections, it would seem that we are once again at a crossroads. In order to foster debate and reflection during this critical moment, we have invited a Sociologist, Dorit Geva from the faculty of the CEU who is currently working on the far right in France. Her talk is entitled 'Notre président est une présidente': Populism, Gender, and the National Front." Dorit is a leading sociologist in the field of gender and the state....

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 18:30

AUP welcomes British columnist, author, commentator, and political activist to speak to the AUP community. Columnist for The Guardian and author of Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, and ...

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 18:30

Dror Ladin, a lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union and one of the leading civil liberties lawyers in the United States, will give a talk and lead a discussion at AUP. Most recently, Dror's work was instrumental to the release of Mohamedou Slahi, who was held without charge or trial at Guantanamo Bay for 13 years and endured psychological and physical torture. 

Currently, Dror is suing two psychologists contracted by the CIA, and paid 81 million...

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