France and Its Regional Diversity
Since the 17th century, France has been built as a centralized country. Nonetheless, the country remains profoundly marked by its regional diversity, most visible, perhaps, in linguistic variation, landscape, and gastronomy. But other divisions structure France, as well: between Paris and the province, the metropolis and the hinterlands, coastlines and backwoods... in such a context, political decision-makers are perpetually torn between the pull of the centralized state (responsible for the equity of territories) and the diversification that might be afforded by local governments.
Thursday, November 21 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm