From March 18 - 20, philosopher and historian Chantal Delsol will deliver three lectures here at the University of Virginia. Titled "French Paradox: Prosperity and Torment," the lectures will probe the social and political challenges facing France, a country of wealth and formal political equality yet of sometimes spectacular discontent. Professor Delsol will examine new confrontations among currents of thought that have long histories but are very much alive in the twenty-first century.
Professor Delsol is professor at University of Marne-le-Vallée in Paris, founder of the Hannah Arendt Research Institute, and will be speaking by invitation of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
The individual lecture titles are:
Republic versus Democracy March 18, Robertson 118, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Jacobinism March 19, Robertson 116, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Mistrust and Pessimism March 20, Robertson 118, 5:00 - 6:30pm
The lectures are free and open to the public.