BPR statement on George Floyd’s death, police violence:


George Floyd’s life mattered. Like Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and too many others whose names we don’t know, Floyd was stolen from friends and family members who loved him and cared about him. His murder cannot be undone, and it is our most recent reminder of the fact that white supremacy, police violence, and racism are dangerously prevalent forces in America today… Read Full Statement

[Liveblog]: France’s 9/11? A Teach-In

In the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris a number of debates have re-emerged in Europe around the status of immigrant communities, the place of Judaism and Islam, the separation of religion and state, freedom of speech and its limitations, and relations between the West & the Middle East.

Organized in collaboration with the Department of French Studies, the Watson Institute and Middle Eastern Studies, this Teach-In aims to explore these issues and the controversies they have generated both in France and in the broader international community by providing the social, historical and political context for these events.

Commentators on the panel will include:

Beshara Doumani, Professor of Modern Middle East History, Director of Middle East Studies

Youenn Kervennic, Senior Lecturer in French Studies

Maud Mandel, Professor of History and Judaic Studies, Dean of Dean of the College

Ourida Mostefai, Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature and French Studies

David Wills (moderator),  Professor of French Studies

Image Credit: ElyaCologne rally in support of the victims of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting 2015-01-07-(2319)CC BY-SA 4.0

See the liveblog below the author bio, at the bottom of the page below.