Youth clash with police forces in Nanterre, France on June 29, 2023. (Christophe Ena / AP)
July 6, 2023| Community Event | Online

From Protests to Riots, is there a Constitutional Crisis Unfolding in France?

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Event Overview

Protests sweep across France after a 17-year-old boy of Algerian heritage was shot by police near Paris. French officials have mobilized police officers across the country as peaceful protests have turned into violent riots. More issues arise from this conflict every day, and the public is left asking more questions.

What are the consequences for rule of law as the national police and the military rise up against the president? Are the people of France facing a constitutional crisis? Could such a massive response have an impact on immigration throughout Europe?

Join Common Sense Society for a discussion with Alexandre Pesey, CSS trustee and executive director of the Institut de Formation Politique. Q&A with CSS members and alumni to follow.

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Alexandre Pesey

Executive director of the Institut de Formation Politique

Mr. Alexandre Pesey is a founder and the executive director of the Institut de Formation Politique, a conservative training Institute in Paris, France. A civic entrepreneur, Pesey is also the founder of Le Coquetier incubator and the Institute Libre de Journalisme, a journalism school dedicated to training the next generation of responsible journalists. Pesey received a law and political science degree from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, where he taught constitutional law and international relations theories. Also a graduate from EM Lyon Business School, he is the president of Contribuables Associés (The French Taxpayers Association) which gathers a network of 350,000 members to fight for a sound economy, less public money waste, and less taxes. He is on the board of directors of The Leadership Institute and the French Riviera Institute.

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