Event Date: April 4, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm Location: FSS 5028, 120 Université Privé
Presented by CIPS and the French Embassy in Ottawa
Why have the French primaries garnered so much attention? How can we explain the popularity of the Front National or voters who identify as neither left nor right wing? France will soon begin two rounds of presidential elections on April 23 and May 7. The effects on France and on the larger European community will be felt for generations to come. Will France see a monumental shift in political representation? How will the election results affect Franco-Canadian co-operation going forward?
Nicolas Chibaeff is a diplomat and visiting researcher in strategic studies at the Raoul-Dandurand Institute at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Consul General of France in Quebec from 2012 to 2016, he was Deputy Director of Foreign Policy in charge of North Africa and multilateral affairs. He has also been posted to Moscow, Algiers, and New York. He holds a Master’s degree in public law from Pantheon-Sorbonne University, a degree from Sciences Po Paris, and also studied at the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Strasbourg.