The French Election and the Left

Hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme

Old Theatre, Old Building,


Professor David S Bell

Professor David S Bell

Rokhaya Diallo

Rokhaya Diallo

Professor Philippe Marlière

Professor Philippe Marlière


Dr Robin Archer

A panel of leading scholars and commentators will debate what the outcome of the election tells us about the prospects for the left in France.

David S Bell is Emeritus Professor of French Government and Politics at the University of Leeds.

Rokhaya Diallo (@RokhayaDiallo) is a French journalist, writer, award-winning filmmaker and activist.

Philippe Marlière is Professor in French and European Politics at University College London.

Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE.

The Ralph Miliband Programme (@RMilibandLSE) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

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The French Election and the Left (pdf)

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