Laure Murat, University of California, Los Angeles, “The Weinstein Aftermath: A New Step?”


Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:00pm


Room 114, Barker Center

France and the World Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center

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“Earth-shaking,” “a tsunami,” “a historic moment,” “a world-wide shockwave”… In a few days in October 2018, the Weinstein Affair became the code name for a global scandal that would spare not a single country. Seventeen months later, what did we learn from the event and the “revolution” led by the #MeToo movement? How to address the issues at stake, from sexual harassment to artistic reprensentations, especially in Academia? By comparing two very different cultural traditions (French and American), Laure Murat suggests some lines of thoughts.

Laure Murat (Ph.D., History, EHESS) is the Director of the Center for European and Russian Studies at UCLA, and professor in the Department of French and Francophone