Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Sovereign Citizen with Patrick Weil

The Sovereign Citizen with Patrick Weil Acclaimed French intellectual Patrick Weil joined the French-American Foundation for a luncheon to discuss his forthcoming work, The Sovereign Citizen, which tells a century-old history of immigration, the acquisition of citizenship, and more specifically, the policy of denaturalization that stripped U.S. citizens of their legal status for various historical reasons -- from politics to ethnicity. In this short clip, he compares citizenship and denaturalization in France, the United States and Great Britain.

About French-American Foundation—United States Founded in 1976, the French-American Foundation—United States is the principal non-governmental organization linking France and the United States. Our mission is to promote a dynamic French-American partnership and to advance the values that these two countries represent. We provide high-level policymakers, academics, business leaders and other experts on both sides of the Atlantic with a platform to share knowledge and best practices on a wide range of policy issues. Our goal is to inform debate and to identify solutions to common issues of global concern.

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