This spring, the French Institute in Latvia offers a series of lectures 'Reflections on Europe' in cooperation with the EU House in Riga. The creators of the series from École normale supérieure in Paris wish to look at Europe beyond its administrative and bureaucratic procedures, and have called on internationally recognised French experts in a wide range of areas to express their views on the future of Europe.
The third lecture in the series will be dedicated to historical matters, and the lecturer will be Mr. Patrick Boucheron, a French historian.
Mr. Patrick Bucheron specialized in the Western Europe's history of power of the XIII-XVI Centuries. In his works, historian tries to understand the contemporary world through the prism of history. He is also interested in the meaning of words over the centuries and recalls that Confucius and Machiavelli reminds that bad government is caused because the meaning of words no longer fully correspond to the way people perceive things.
The French Institute will retransmit this lecture as a videoconference on 31 May 2018 at 18:00 at the EU House in Riga.
Mr. Xavier Landes, lecturer at Stockholm School of Economics will follow the videoconference and comment on the topic.
After the lecture, the discussion will continue accompanied by a glass of wine.
The lecture will be held in English.
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