Denis Lacorne on Church and State
Wed, October 19, 2011 • 4:00 PM • BAT 5.108
"The Separation of Church and State: A New Transatlantic Perspective"
This talk is a part of Denis Lacorne's book tour on the publication of the English version of his important book, "De la Religion en Amerique," Gallimard 2007; in English, "Religion in America: A Political History (Columbia University Press, 2011)."
Denis Lacorne is Director of Research at Sciences Po and specializes in the political history of the United States. He joined CERI (Centre d’Etudes et de Researches Internationals) in 1982. A frequent commentator on American politics in the French press and on French television, his books include "With Us or Against Us: Studies in Global Anti-Americanism" and "Language, Nation, and State: Identity Politics in a Multilingual Age," both with Tony Judt. His research concerns construction of national identities, American multiculturalism, religion and secularism, U.S. elections, foreign policy of the United States, and urban violence and ethnic identities in the U.S. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Irvine, the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C., New York University, and the Institute Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva. He has also been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, New York University, Columbia University, and Waseda University in Tokyo. Lacorne graduated from Sciences Po and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.