Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
March 7, 2018
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Jacek E. Giedrojć Gallery, Adolphus Busch Hall
50 years ago civic protests swept the globe. In May 1968, student protests against de Gaulle's regime brought Paris to a standstill. This panel discussion with leading experts will examine the legacy of the ’68 protests on today's diverse civic protest movements.
** Following this discussion, visit the Jacek E. Giedrojć Gallery at CES for the opening reception for our new exhibit "Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest." Viewers will travel back in time as they view the spectacular protest posters students created as their “social media” tools to counter state-controlled news. The exhibit maps out the spaces of protest along the Seine, leveraging the spectacular collection of Paris 1968 posters held at Harvard’s Houghton Library as well as photos from Yale University’s Beinecke Library. **