An Unidentified Political Object: The Yellow Vests Mobilization in France

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Event Time: 
12:15 - 1:30 pm
Location: 
TBA
Speakers: 
Didier Fassin, IAS
Anne-Claire Defossez, IAS
Event Type: 
Faculty/Student Only
Photo of Yellow Vest Protesters

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will co-sponsor a lunch seminar, "An Unidentified Political Object: The Yellow Vests Mobilization in France," on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 12:15 p.m. (location TBA), with Didier Fassin, Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and Anne-Claire Defossez, Researcher in Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. The event is organized by the European Union Program at Princeton, and co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society and LISD.

Didier Fassin is Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. A Physician, sociologist and anthropologist, he has conducted research in various countries on issues related to inequality and immigration. His recent works are ethnographies of the police, the justice system and the prison institution as well as on the idea of crisis. 

Anne-Claire Defossez is Researcher in Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. A sociologist, she was previously a public manager heading the administration of two large cities in the Paris region. Her current work is about women’s participation in local politics and about the crisis of democratic representation in France.