François Mitterrand, François Hollande, and the decline of French exceptionalism
Ronald Tiersky is the Joseph B. Eastman Professor of Political Science at Amherst College. His books include François Mitterrand:A Very French President (2003), Euro-Scepticism (2001), France in the New Europe (1994), Ordinary Stalinism (1985), and French Communism 1920-1972 (1974). Other writings have appeared widely, including in The Huffington Post and Le monde. The talk is supported by the Languages Department, the Jordan Dean Sr. French Fund, and the Calhoun Honors College.
Professor Tiersky will speak on the legacy of Mitterrand's presidency in the contemporary situation.