Are We Charlie?

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PODCAST OF THIS EVENT IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE

(Cyran’s talk is in French only)

Are we Charlie?

Free and public event, open to all

A round-table to contextualise the recent Paris killings and their consequences.

Academic presentations followed by open debate.

Guest speaker:

Olivier Cyran (Paris-based free-lance journalist; former collaborator with Charlie-Hebdo, 1991-2001). PLEASE NOTE: O. Cyran left Charlie-Hebdo in 2001 in disagreement with its editorial line, which he considered as prejudiced against French Muslims.

He will discuss the fraught place of secularism in French journalism.

Other speakers:

Jonathan Ervine (French Studies, Bangor) ‘Comedy, Controversy and Consensus in France’

Ravi Hensman (History, Manchester) ‘Blaming the Banlieues: a Suburban Perspective’

Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet (Politics, Manchester) ‘The temptation of a Patriot Act à la française… Ain’t we learnt nothing yet?’

Hatsuki Aishima (Middle Eastern Studies, Manchester) ‘Which Muslim perspective?’

Moshe Behar (Middle Eastern Studies, Manchester) ‘Thoughts on killing and the killed’

Friday 30 January 2015

5-7pm

Lecture Theatre A, University Place

[building 37 on this campus map]

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

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