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A student enrolled in Middlebury's school in Paris, a faculty member who has studied Islamophobia in France, and a professor who regularly contributes to have published thought-provoking opinion pieces following the Paris attacks.

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Three Perspectives on Paris

November 24, 2015

bleich_news.jpgErik Bleich, professor of political science, studies race and ethnicity in Western Europe and was living in Lyon, France during the Charlie Hebdo attacks. He interviewed numerous French Muslims following that attack. In a piece for the Huffington Post, Bleich says that anti-Muslim sentiment in France is unfair and that France has not lived up to its promise of an open and accepting society. Read "Don't Blame the Muslims: France's Failed Promise of Integration," published November 20, 2015.

jay_parini_news.jpgJay Parini, professor of English and Creative Writing, is a regular opinion columnist for In his most recent essay, Parini says the U.S. needs to learn from its past foriegn policy mistakes if it hopes to have any effectiveness in thwarting ISIS. Read "To Thwart ISIS, First Consider History," published November 17, 2015.

Paris_student.jpgIn a special column for Seventeen, Amanda Randone, a Middlebury master's student studying at the School in France, describes her shock and sadness returning to the streets of her adopted home after the terrorist attacks. Read "An American Student Studying in Paris Shares Her Experience of Friday Night's Terrorist Attacks," published November 15, 2015.

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