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The weight of France's colonial past
on immigration policy

Public Lecture
Alexis Spire
In English

Monday, October 23, 2006
4:00-5:00 pm
Diffenbaugh 009
Florida State University

The riots of 2005 gave new impetus to the debate over the status of post-colonial minorities in France. While not explicitly recognized in official discourse, these minorities frequently suffer discriminatory treatment in civil society. In his lecture, Alexis Spire shows how the migratory policies in which these minorities are rooted bear the marks of a colonial past that has often been disguised or camouflaged by the French Republic.

Alexis Spire, a researcher with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and at the Université de Lille II, is a specialist on French immigration and asylum policy.


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Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1540 Telephone 850.644.7636 Fax 850.644.9917 E-mail Website 

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