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Black Lives Matter and the anti-racist movement in France

A Raymond Aron Lecture featuring Pap Ndiaye and Rashawn Ray

Past Event

On June 24, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted Pap Ndiaye, head of the Palais de la Porte Dorée and the National Museum of the History of Immigration in Paris, for the 16th annual Raymond Aron Lecture. Ndiaye is a historian and professor at Sciences Po, specializing in both the social history of the United States and race in France. In his remarks, he provided a comparative analysis of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and the anti-racist movement in France.

Following his address, Rashawn Ray, David M. Rubenstein fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings, responded to his remarks. Senior Fellow and Director of the Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative at Brookings Camille Busette then moderated a conversation between Ndiaye and Ray.

Viewers submitted questions for speakers by emailing or by joining the conversation on Twitter with #AronLecture.

The Raymond Aron lecture series, named after the renowned scholar of post-war France, annually features leading French and American personalities speaking on current issues affecting the trans-Atlantic relationship.


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Pap Ndiaye

Director - Palais de la Porte Dorée

Professor - Sciences Po


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