Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, Aula, KOL-G-201
Correspondent of the FAZ in Paris
Emmanuel Macron entered the Élysée Palace as an ambitious moderniser. In the election campaign he grasped how to channel the French people’s collective longing for change. How far has he come in his attempt to make good on his double promise to awaken both France and Europe? Are there signs that the momentum is already ebbing away, or will the President manage to consolidate his political movement La République en marche ? The extent to which Macron’s political fate depends on the inclinations of the German government will also be discussed.
Discussion after the lecture.
The lecture is open to the public. No advance booking required. No seat reservation possible.*
Michaela Wiegel, born in 1968, has been following political developments in France for the ‘Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’ since 1998. Her posting as a correspondent in Paris has rarely been as turbulent as during the last presidential election campaign that was so full of surprising twists and turns. She dedicated her biography ‘Ein europäischer Visionär – eine Herausforderung für Deutschland’ (‘A European visionary – a challenge for Germany?’), published by Europa-Verlag in March 2018, to the winner of that election, Emmanuel Macron. She studied at Sciences Po in Paris and at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University.
*Please note that the number of seats is limited. A live broadcast will be provided in additional rooms. The events are recorded in sound and video and published on our website a few days later.
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