For Release Upon Receipt - September 27, 2004
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FORMER PRIME MINISTER MICHEL ROCARD OF FRANCE SPEAKS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Boston) — French former Prime Minister Michel Rocard examines French-U.S. relations on Wednesday, October 6, at Boston University. Responding will be Mark Lilla, professor at the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
The discussion, entitled “Some Reflections on That Uselessly Unpleasant Franco-American Relationship,” begins at 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Rocard was Prime Minister of France from 1988 to 1991, and earlier served President François Mitterand as Minister of Regional and Economical Planning, and as Agriculture Minister. Since 1999, he has been a member of the European Parliament. Political philosopher Lilla is the author of “The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics” and “The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin.”
The event is sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University in cooperation with the Consulate General of France in Boston and the French Library and Cultural Center/Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge.
For further information, call Elizabeth Amrien at the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University at 617-358-2778 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), or go online to www.iwm.at/b-events.htm.
Events: Former Prime Minister Michel Rocard of France
on Franco-American relations
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: The Castle
225 Bay State Road, Boston
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