France’s law on secularism has been weaponized against Muslims in the country, newly returned Paris fellow Karina Piser told an ICWA gathering at the Microsoft flagship store in New York on Friday, November 8. She was speaking about identity politics in France at the end of her two-year fellowship. Her research explored government initiatives to promote French secularism and social cohesion in the aftermath of the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks.



Before her fellowship, Karina was an editor at World Politics Review. She holds a master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris, and has written for Foreign Policy, The Atlantic and other publications.




Read Karina’s dispatches here.