The implication of the “doable arrival” of Jean-Michel Blanquer on the College of Paris Panthéon-Assas

Clumsy skydiving or legal reinstatement? The issue has been stirring higher education since the revelation, Tuesday, June 21, by mediapartof an internal letter sent by the rector of the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas, announcing “the eventual arrival” of Jean-Michel Blancquer as a professor of public law.

In this message sent on June 17 to the few hundred research professors in the public law department – including The world had a copy – Stéphane Braconnier defends the “unusual, even exceptional, nature of the request”which is said to have been “grabbed”, without specifying the origin of this reference. He explains that the arrival of the former Minister of National Education “would take the form of a transfer from the University of Paris-III [Sorbonne-Nouvelle]where it stands, in a dedicated and newly created work”. this post “would definitely remain acquired” at the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas, specifies Mr. Braconnier.

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The president adds that he himself is “favorable” at the “this possibility” this must be “carefully studied”. “It is likely to bring certain advantages to the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assashe argues. The arrival of a former minister to our staff contributes first of all, in general, to the prestige and, therefore, to the attractiveness of our establishment. » not considering “The presidency [de l’établissement] could benefit from Mr. blaquerhe points. This would be particularly valuable at a time when several major projects are being launched. »

On the scientific level this time, Mr. blaquer, doctor of law, agrégé in public law, master in philosophy and DEA in political science, “could make an important contribution to the consolidation of comparative public law, particularly in its South American dimension, and thus participate in the development of one of the university’s disciplinary fields of reference”, believes Mr. Braconnier. Between 1998 and 2004, the former Minister of Education directed the Institute for Advanced Studies in Latin America at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University.

Faced with the clamor generated by what looks like a pass, Jean-Michel Blanquer defended himself with the World June 21th: “Maybe I will go back to university to pursue my original profession, which I love, declares that he taught at several establishments, including Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne, Tours, Sciences Po Lille and Sorbonne-Nouvelle, until his appointment as rector of Guyana in 2004. If this happens, it will be after validation by the competent authorities of the university in question.continues the former minister before concluding “a non-event”know “the return to his body of professor and servant of the State”.

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