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Talk on US Elections at the American Library in Paris tonight Nov. 22

November 22nd, 2011 No comments

The University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of France and the American Library in Paris have organized an event tonight at the American Library, entitled “The US Presidential Campaign Ahead” with a talk given by Dr. Steven Ekovich from the American University of Paris. The event starts at 7:30pm. Information below. Promises to be interesting!

Notre Dame Club of France @ The Library: The US Presidential Campaign Ahead
Tue 22 November 2011 19h30
@The American Library in Paris ( 10, rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris)

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The US Presidential Campaign Ahead: A second term or a new president?

Political scientist Dr. Steven Ekovich of the American University of Paris assesses President Obama’s prospects for re-election, the evolution of the American electorate since 2008, the role of the Tea Party and the Democratic left in shaping the 2012 debate, and the horse race for the Republican presidential nomination.

About Dr. Steven Ekovich

Dr. Steven Ekovich is currently an associate professor in the American University of Paris’ International and Comparative Politics Department. Previously, he was associate professor at the École Polytechnique (1984-2000). Ekovich also lectured and consulted abroad during this time, visiting almost 30 countries in Europe and Africa.

Ekovich graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Philosophy and History (1975), an M.A. in History (1979) and a Ph.D. in History (1984). He has also done graduate work at the University of Chicago and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

The American Library in Paris is a focal point for exceptional programs and performances designed to inspire, inform and enrich the community. These programs which are free and open to the public are presented @The Library in conjunction with organizations such as the Notre Dame Club of France.

Obama film Nov. 17 at American University of Paris

November 9th, 2010 2 comments

I thought this would interest my readers in Paris….this is taking place at the American University of Paris. Remember to register (email at bottom):

You are cordially invited to the screening of “The United States of Obama,” a documentary made by Franck Guérin and Emmanuel Leconte (Production: Doc en Stock / Arte 2010 – 50’).

The screening will take place on Wednesday, November 17, in the Grand Salon at 19:00 (AUP is at 31 Avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris).

This documentary recounts the journey of two young filmmakers into the thick of the heart of the United States and portrays the country’s view on Obama’s national politics. It is a log-book of travelling across the U.S., a few months before the first midterm elections of Barack Obama’s presidency. The trip took the filmmakers from the Gulf of Mexico at the worst time of BP’s oil spill to the city of Chicago, home of President Obama. They tried to see what was left of the hope, dreams and great enthusiasm raised by his election on November 4, 2008.

During their journey, they met with the “man on the street” and local personalities: fishermen affected by the oil spill, opponents to Obama’s Health Reform, fans of the president, close collaborators, disappointed supporters… The testimonies are raw and honest, touching and profound, sometimes violent. One thing is certain – as the results of the recent midterm elections clearly show – if Obama is the coolest president abroad, he remains a controversial figure in his own country.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and a buffet. Registration necessary. Please email: ndebroise@aup.fr

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