Next Saturday (March 7th) I’m going to be giving the first in a trilogy of papers this month on the role of the Police Nationale in French banlieue riots of 2005 and 2008. The overall goal is to finally have an article ready to go, in the end.
The paper on Saturday is entitled “Electric Burns: governmentality and its discontents in the French banlieue riots”. The title of the conference is “Violence & Creativity” (see abstracts for both after the break). It’s sposored by UC Berkeley‘s Center for South Asian Studies and it will be held at International House in Berkeley between 10m and 4pm. The headliner is Ashis Nandy, who was recent named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world.