Panelists discuss the French presidential election, which will conclude with the second and final round of voting on May 7. Remarks will include a discussion of the rising popularity of Marine Le Pen and the National Front, in light of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump and rising populism in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Cécile Alduy is a Professor of French at Stanford University and a specialist of French Renaissance Literature and contemporary French politics and culture, particularly political discourse analysis of the National Front and presidential campaigns.
Arthur Goldhammer is a writer, translator, and Senior Affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. He is an astute observer of French politics and writes a blog on French Politics: An American observer comments on French politics.
This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française and Institute of European Studies.