French Sociologist Gérôme Truc to Speak at UE about 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks

Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

French sociologist and author Gérôme Truc will speak at the University of Evansville on Thursday, October 25. His topic will be “Paris in Shock: The Social Response to the 2015 Terrorist Attacks." The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, in Ridgway University Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Truc is 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).

While Truc pays particular attention to moral and political sociology, he notes that he is generally interested in "what a society goes through when it is subjected to the ordeal of terrorist attacks."

His most recent book on that topic is titled Shell Shocked: The Social Response to Terrorist Attacks.

This lecture is made possible with the generous support of and contribution by the University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures; the French Embassy in the United States; and UE’s Department of Law, Politics and Society; Department of History; and Office of Diversity Initiatives.

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