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Durham County Library Hosts Soccer & Politics: Algeria and France

Program: Soccer & Politics: Algeria and France
Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host a discussion about soccer, politics and the relationship between France and Algeria led by Professor Laurent Dubois from Duke University. The discussion will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 31 at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.

Dubois, author of Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France, is the Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University, and is also the director of the University’s Center for French & Francophone Studies. Dubois specializes in the history, culture and literature of the French Caribbean and the French Atlantic, and has written several books on the topic. He is also the founder of the blog “Soccer Politics,” a discussion forum on the culture and politics surrounding the world’s most popular sport.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation and co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and the Duke Islamic Studies Center. For more information, contact Jennifer Lohmann at 919-560-8594 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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