Video Conference: ‘Why do the French Leave France’ Dec. 2

| November 26, 2013


The University community is invited to a video conference moderated by professor Lionel Cuillé, Webster University Jane and Bruce Robert Chair in French and Francophone Studies, with French National Assembly member Frédéric Lefebvre on Monday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Emerson Library Conference Room. RSVPs are required to

From its generous welfare system to its high standards of living, France is known worldwide as a place where “il fait bon vivre.” Then what social, political and economic changes have been prompting some residents to emigrate? How dies France compare with the rest of the Europeon Union?

To answer these questions and more, renowned WBEZ journalist and immigration specialist Alexandra Salomon sits down with French National Assembly member Frédéric Lefebvre. As a representative for French citizens living in North America, Lefebvre has heard first hand why some of his constituents chose to leave the country. A figure of French politics for more than 30 years, Lefebvre has a deep knowledge of the French political world.

This event is presented by Webster University’s Centre Francophone and the Alliance Française de St. Louis in collaboration with the University of Chicago French Club. It is also co-sponsored by The International House Global Voices Program, The France Chicago Center, the Cltural Services of the French Embassy and the Alliance Française de Chicago.


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