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"Plus ça change?" with Sophie Pedder

  • 6 May 2021
  • 19:00
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The risks of a 2022 re-run of France's 2017 presidential election run-off choice, and whether this time might bring an upset

Sophie Pedder began her journalistic career in London with The Economist. After a spell in Johannesburg in the 1990's covering the end of apartheid in South Africa, she moved to France in 2003 as Paris bureau chief.

While covering European and French domestic affairs, she has had privileged access to Emmanuel Macron from before his electoral campaign and latterly as Président de la République ; her interview with Emmanuel Macron in November 2019 generated considerable interest and political controversy after he declared the "brain death" of NATO. She recently published a well-received biography of Macron, "Revolution Française: Emmanuel Macron and the Quest to Reinvent a Nation" (Bloomsbury)

She appears regularly on radio and television (BBC and CNN), and has also written for Le Monde, Paris-Match and Le Figaro.
Following her undergraduate degree from St John's College, she won a post-graduate Fulbright scholarship to the University of Chicago where she also contributed to the Urban Poverty and Family Life project."

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