Alain Geismar (France, 1939) is a French politician, activist and physicist. He is seen as one of the main leaders of the May 1968 protests in France, alongside Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Jacques Sauvageot. After the 1968 protests he led the la Gauche prolétarienne but was sent to jail for 18 months for provoking violence against the police. In 1986 he was appointed as the Inspector General of National Education and has subsequently worked mainly in French politics, for example as the advisor of the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë.
Alain Geismar contributes to The Spirit of ’68 on 1 June 16:00 in De Balie