Debate Over Secularism and Religious Signs at French Universities

A report issued on August 6 by France’s High Council for Integration (HCI) has proposed the extension of the ban of religious dress and symbols in French university classrooms. The proposed law, which applies to all objects and activities of religious expression, specifically affects women of the Muslim faith wearing headscarves or hijabs. Continuing a […]

Cumul des Mandats: Undermining Our Democracy

There is almost a tradition in France for elected officials to hold several offices at the same time: it is called the ‘cumul des mandats’, and it has been the subject of recurring debate and controversy in the country for several years now. Last spring, for the first time, the French elected a President who […]