Round Two: A Panel Discussion on the French Presidential Election

Tue, 05/01/2012
4:30 PM, Robertson Hall Bowl 16
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

This public event is organized by the EU Program, and cosponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs and the Center for French Studies.


Moderated by Sophie Meunier (Princeton, WWS)

Panel comments by:

  • David Bell (Princeton, History)
  • Angèle Christin (EHESS, Princeton LAPA)
  • Sophie Meunier (Princeton, WWS)
  • Ezra Suleiman (Princeton, Politics)
  • Ted Stanger (former Newsweek correspondent, Paris)

David Bell is the Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the Era of North Atlantic Revolutions in the History Department at Princeton University. A historian of early modern France, Bell is notably the author of The Cult of the Nation in France (Harvard University Press, 2001).

Angèle Christin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology (Princeton) and at the EHESS (Paris). Trained in sociology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) before coming to Princeton, her interests are primarily in comparative approaches of the media in the digital age. Her dissertation project, “Breaking the News? Online Journalism in the United States and France,” explores the transformations of the fourth estate on both sides of the Atlantic.

Sophie Meunier is Research Scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-Director of the European Union Program at Princeton. She is the author among other books of The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization (with Philip Gordon, Brookings Institution Press, 2001), winner of the 2002 France-Ameriques book award.

Ted Stanger is an American journalist, former correspondent for Newsweek in Paris. He is the author of a strings of bestsellers in French, including Sacrés Français ! Sacrés Américains !, Sacrés Français le roman ! (a novel) and Sacrés fonctionnaires !

Ezra Suleiman is the IBM Professor of International Studies in the Department of Politics at Princeton University and director of the Center for French Studies. A specialist on European politics Mr. Suleiman has written more than ten books about French and European politics, as well as books on policy-making and democratic governance. His most recent books are Schizophrenie Française (Grasset), and Dismantling Democratic States (Princeton University Press).