Democracy and Terror: On Marcel Gauchet's "Robespierre"

Apr 15, 2022, 1:30 pm3:30 pm
Marx Hall, Room 301 (Kerstetter Room)


Event Description

ABSTRACT: Marcel Gauchet, one of contemporary France's most challenging and provocative thinkers, has written a new book on Maximilien Robespierre (1758–1794), the most controversial figure of the French Revolution and the symbol of the terror. A new English translation of this important work, Robespierre: The Man Who Divides Us the Most, has just been published ( This event will feature the two scholars who introduced the English edition, historian David Bell and political theorist Hugo Drochon, in conversation with Stefan Geroulanos and Flora Champy about Gauchet's ideas, his interpretation of Robespierre's thought, and the relevance of Robespierre and the Revolution today.

Greg Conti, Politics Department, PU

David Bell, Department of History, PU
Flora Champy, Department of French & Italian, PU
Stefanos Geroulanos, Executive Director of the Remarque Institute, NYU
Hugo Drochon, School of Politics & International Relations, University of Nottingham, UK

Open to all Faculty, Students, Fellows, Academic Visitors, and other University Affiliates. 

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