Presentation gives cultural context to Paris terror attacks
Dean de la Motte, professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, returned from a six-month stay in France on the eve of the Paris terror attacks.
De la Motte will speak from his personal experience as a recent sympathetic visitor to and observer of France during “France Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The Paris Terror Attacks in Cultural Context,” which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in the O’Hare Academic Center, Room 260.
Using a brief review of some essential history and selections from contemporary media, de la Motte will attempt to provide background helpful for understanding not only the attacks of Jan. 7-9, but also the unprecedented reaction of the French people. He hopes that the presentation will raise questions for further discussion, and that attendees will bring their own observations and areas of expertise.
The presentation will be followed by refreshments in Jazzman’s Cafe. As space is limited, those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.