Wednesday 1 February 2017
Department of French in collaboration with School of International Relations
Prof Patrick Weil
'What is the meaning of the French Republic?'
Professor Patrick Weil is a Visiting Professor of Law and a Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellow in Global Justice at Yale Law School, and a senior research fellow at the French National Research Centre in the University of Paris1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Professor Weil’s work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and church-state law and policy. His publications include: La France et ses étrangers, Qu’est-ce qu’un Français?, Le sens de la République, and The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic. Professor Weil participated in a 2003 Presidential Commission on secularism, established by Jacques Chirac. In 1997, he completed a mission and a report on immigration and nationality policy reform for Prime Minister Lionel Jospin which led to the implementation of new immigration and citizenship laws adopted the following year. He also holds an appointment as Professor at the Paris School of Economics.
5pm, Arts Building Lecture Theatre