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European national identities topic for BYU lecture Feb. 27

Anne-Marie Thiesse, director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, will present "The Cultural Construction of National Identities in Europe," the third segment of the European Culture Lecture Series at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Wednesday, Feb. 27 at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

Thiesse focuses her research on the relationship between European identity construction and EU language policy. She is a former student of the the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and has received several awards and guest professorships at NYU, Northwestern, College of Europe (Bruges), Tubingen, Moscow, Taipei and others.

Thiesse has written five books, most notably on the construction of national and European identity, the creation of national identities and on the strategic use of regionalism in the construction of French identity.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at

Writer: David Luker

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