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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Albert Camus and Algeria


Monday, November 25, 2013
1:00 p.m.
Thompson Room, Burns Library
Boston College

Keynote address* by Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker
*To take place in the Heights Room, Corcoran Commons. No registration required.

**Due to space limitations, registration is now CLOSED. No registration is necessary to attend the keynote address. Thank you for your interest. Please email with any questions.


  • Arthur Goldhammer, Harvard University
  • Annie Cohen-Solal, Université de Caen Basse Normandie
  • Patricia Lorcin, University of Minnesota
  • Daniela Caruso, Boston University
  • James Le Sueur, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Keynote by Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

watch the keynote address


event schedule


1:00 p.m.

Panel I: Kingdom
Thompson Room, Burns Library

Arthur Goldhammer, “Algeria Is What Pains Me”

Annie Cohen-Solal, “Pour une approche géopolitique des relations entre Camus, Sartre et l'Algérie”

Robert Zaretsky, “The Measure of Moderation: Camus and la pensée de midi”


2:30 p.m.

Coffee Break


3:00 p.m.

Panel II: Exile
Thompson Room, Burns Library

Patricia Lorcin, “Politics, Artistic Merit and the Posthumous Reputation of Albert Camus”

James Le Sueur, “Albert Camus and the Anticolonials”

Daniela Caruso, “Law for Algeria: A European Perspective”

4:30 p.m. Coffee Break

5:00 p.m.

Keynote Address
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker