I saw the following statements posted on Sauvons l’Université. I have, of course, no personal knowledge of the facts of the situation, but it’s a culturally interesting scenario:
Academics solicited for participation in a “debate” about “national identity” (nov-dec. 2009)
Mail addressed to a teacher-researcher at a university in Nantes
In the framework of the debate over national identity, on Friday December 11th, 2009, at 6:30pm, the prefect plans to welcome Monsieur Jean-François SIRINELLI, professor of contemporary history at SciencesPo and director of the SciencesPo history center.
The prefect, Jean DAUBIGNY, will preside at the meeting. Monsieur SIRINELLI will speak on the theme of “National and Republican Identity.” His comments will be followed by those of Monsieur MENARD, regional delegate for research. The debate will then be opened to all.
The prefect would like to see the audience composed of high school and university students. He would deeply like to see university students and teachers in letters and languages participating in the event.
He would be grateful if you could please distribute this invitation to students and teachers. You will find the invitation attached.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at …
very best wishes, […]
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