Book Talk: How to Be French: Nationality in the Making Since 1789 by Professor Patrick Weil, with commentary by Professor Timothy Snyder

Patrick Weil
How to Be French: Nationality in the Making Since 1789
Tuesday, November 16, at 6:15 p.m.
Labyrinth Books
290 York St., New Haven, CT 

The Lillian Goldman Law Library invites you to a discussion of an important book by Professor Patrick Weil, with commentary by Professor Timothy Snyder.    

How To Be French is an award winning book in which Patrick Weil employs comparative techniques to dissect the history of French nationality laws from 1789 to the present.  Originally published in France, in 2002, this masterful English language translation offers important lessons for discussing contemporary issues of nationality in France and other western nations, including the U.S.  Learn more from the author and commentary provided by Professor Timothy Snyder at the upcoming book discussion being held at Labyrinth Books and sponsored by the Lillian Goldman Law Library.

Patrick Weil is Visiting Professor of Law and Robina Foundation International Fellow at Yale Law School and a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne. 

Timothy Snyder is a Professor of History at Yale and an expert in modern East European political history. 

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