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During the French presidential campaign, there were terrorist attacks and threats in France and England. The presidential candidates constantly had to adjust their schedules and meetings to respond to terrorism and questions from voters. These terrorist attacks have reopened old debates over how to respond to terrorism across the European Union. Some have focused on a military response to degrade the terrorists' capabilities, others on an approach centered around cultural and social integration. Others still are advocating dramatically enhancing the strength of European and national borders. During the election, the far right decided to exploit this fear factor by claiming that it was important to protect the people from “outsiders.”

This seminar will explore how candidates during the French and German presidential campaigns have addressed the sensitive issue of terror. How is Europe responding to the enhanced threat of terrorism within its borders?

This seminar is part of IOP Resident Fellow Laura Haim's series, “France and Europe: Made in Macron?."

  • This seminar is open to students only and off the record.
  • Registration is required. However, seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis; capacity in the IOP Living Room is 45.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins. Please arrive early to claim your seat. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register.
  • This venue is physically accessible and has gender-neutral restrooms. Please contact the Institute of Politics at politics@uchicago.edu or 773-834-4671 with any questions or accommodation requests.
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