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Are we Charlie? A round table to contextualise the recent Paris killings

22 Jan 2015

Free public event, open to all on Friday 30 January 2015 (5-7pm) in Lecture Theatre A, University Place

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’

Event organised by Barbara Lebrun, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Any queries, please direct to: