Kennedy School Forum Panel to Dissect Reasons Behind Violence in France

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617-495-1115
Date: December 02, 2005

Cambridge, MA – What does the recent violence in France bode for that country, Europe, and the rest of the world? A panel of experts will discuss the issues Dec. 6 at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. “Why is Paris Burning?” will begin at 6 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.
Panelists include:
* EDWARD GLAESER, Fred and Eleanor Glimp professor of economics, Harvard University; director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Kennedy School of Government
* CHRISTOPHER STONE, Daniel and Florence Guggenheim professor of the practice of criminal justice, Kennedy School of Government
* MANTHIA DIAWARA, University professor and professor of comparative literature and film, New York University
* DANIEL MAXIMIN, Guadeloupean poet, novelist, and statesmen; author, L'Isole soleil (1981); Soufrieres (1987); L'Ile et une nuit (1996)
* FRANCIS ABIOLA IRELE, (moderator) visiting professor of African and African-American studies and romance languages and literatures, Harvard University
Journalists interested in covering the Forum should contact the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115 to reserve space on the press riser. Alive Vivex video/audio feed of this Forum is available.
The Forum address is open to the public and to the press. This event will also be web-streamed live: http://www.iop.harvard.edu/events_forum.html

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