Can the French President Emmanuel Macron Reform the Country After the Yellow Vest Protest?

Lecture | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jean-Claude Beaujour

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of French, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

One year after the yellow vest movement can the Macron administration resume its reforms: budget deficit, pension, social inequalities. Although this yellow vest movement has declined, the protesters has long said they are not satisfied by the administration answers. Will Emmanuel Macron be able rebuild the relationship with the vast majority of the population in order to implement his political agenda; what could happen if he does not succeed?

An international business lawyer and activist, Jean-Claude Beaujour has continuously dedicated time to civil rights and pro bono cases throughout his career. He is also a founding member of “Club XXIème siècle”, an association created in 2004 and built on the republican value of meritocracy which promotes equal opportunity in politics, the media and the field of economics.

Jean-Claude is also Vice Chair of France-Ameriques, which was founded in 1909 by the French Secretary of State to promote relationships between France and the Americas. He launched the Entretiens Transatlantiques, a set of specialized political conferences that address international challenges with European and American experts.

Jean-Claude holds a PhD in law from La Sorbonne University, and studied both at University College London and Harvard Law School. He is also the author of « Et si la France gagnait la bataille de la mondialisation… ».

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