Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel Crescent Court
This event is hosted by the World Affairs Council.
- In partnership with the Center for Presidential History at SMU
- In cooperation with the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Dallas/Fort Worth
Voting in the French election begins April 23 and the nation’s foreign policies are among the issues. One of the front-running candidates is promising a “Frexit” – a withdrawal from the European Union.
As the campaigning, reminiscent of the recent U.S. presidential campaign, proceeds, France is facing international challenges because of shared issues, i.e., the EU, borders, refugees, Germany’s growing power and other challenges.
On Thursday, April 6, the Council presents Dr. Frédéric Bozo, a scholar/author with an experienced grasp of the French political condition. He’ll discuss “France’s International Policies in Testing Times.”
Dr. Bozo is a Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington, D.C. He also is a professor at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (University of Paris III), where he has taught contemporary history and international relations since 2005. His 2016 book, A History of the Iraq Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003 will be available at the Council program.