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Paris in Shock. The Social Response to the 2015 Terrorist Attacks. A talk by Dr. Gerome Truc

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Room 251, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures is proud to invite you to the lecture: “Paris in Shock: The Social Response to the 2015 terrorist attacks" by French sociologist Gérôme Truc. This lecture will take place on October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall (Room 251) in Ridgway University Center. A social gathering (“meet and greet”) with the guest speaker will take place from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge in the Schroeder School of Business building prior to the talk. This event is free and open to the public.
Truc is a French sociologist, a tenured research fellow at the CNRS and member of the Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique (ISP) in Paris. His work focuses primarily on social reactions to terrorist attacks (9/11, Madrid in 2004, Paris in 2015) and pays particular attention to moral and political sociology. More generally, Truc is interested in "what a society goes through when it is subjected to the ordeal of terrorist attacks" (Truc). His most recent book on that topic is titled Shell Shocked: The Social Response to Terrorist Attacks (Polity, 2018).

The lecture is made possible with the generous support of and contribution from the Department of Law, Politics and Society, the Department of History, and the Office of Diversity Initiatives, as well as the French Embassy in the US.

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