FAC: Arnaud Mercier’s conference is now online [fr]
Arnaud Mercier, professor at the Pantheon-Assas University and the Institut Français de la Presse, specialist in political communication and President of the administrative council for The Conversation France website, visited Australia from August 29 to September 1 for a series of conference debates.
These conferences, aimed at the wider public as well as experts, were an occasion to discuss the effects of the recent elections and the resulting evolution of the French political and media landscapes. They also provide the occasion to compare French and Australian opinions surrounding this matter, notably on the topic of the utilisation of social networks in the political-media sphere.
Tuesday August 29 in Melbourne
“Political disenchantment in France & the election of Emmanuel Macron”
Conference organised in partnership with the Alliance Française Melbourne and the European Union Centre on Complex Challenges of the University of Melbourne.
Thursday August 31 in Adelaide
“Public debate, democracy and the role of social media. French and Australian perspectives”.
Conference organised in partnership with the Alliance Française Adelaide and the Bob Hawke Prime Minister Centre of the University of South Australia (UniSA).
Friday September 1 in Brisbane
“The Macron phenomenon and contemporary French political landscape”
Conference organised in partnership with the Alliance Française Brisbane.
The “France Australian Conversations” (FAC) series of conference debates was launched by the Embassy in March 2017 in partnership with The Conversation website.
For more information about the FAC and to view footage of the opening conference, click here.