Immigration Journalism

A World Without Borders

In 2008, Ecuador opened its borders, ending visa requirements for foreigners and embracing the principle of universal citizenship. Discover the lessons learned from this experiment in this piece written by 2013 Immigration Journalism Fellow Bill Wheeler for The Atlantic.

Speaker Series

The New Black Elite

On September 10, Immigration Journalism Award recipient Elise Vincent of Le Monde will join Crystal Fleming, professor of sociology and Africana studies at Stony Brook, and WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal for a panel discussion on race and the rising influence of minority populations in both France and the United States.

2014 Annual Gala

Thank you!

The French-American Foundation would like to thank all those who joined us on Wednesday, June 11, for the 2014 Annual Gala Dinner. By supporting the Foundation's principal annual fundraiser, the individuals and corporations who purchased tickets, tables, and advertisements make possible the vital programs to further French-American relations. The Foundation appreciates your commitment to this work and to the French-American bond, embodied by the five remarkable individuals honored at the Annual Gala Dinner.



The New Black Elite

September 10th, 2014:

In a recent article in M, le magazine du Monde, 2012 Immigration Journalism Award winner Elise Vincent wrote about a group in France that she referred to as the “new black elite,” as the cover of the...

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October 2nd, 2014:

In 2011, Jose Antonio Vargas risked his career by sharing a personal secret: he publically came out as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine. In Documented, he chronicles his journey as an undocumented immigrant despite living in the United States for...

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Young Leaders Annual Meeting

October 8th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014:

The 2014 Class of Young Leaders will meet with returning participants for the annual meeting, scheduled to be held in Paris and Bordeaux, France.

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Foundation News

The Art of Diplomacy

Read the summary report, view video, and see photos from the Foundation's "The Art of Diplomacy" conference, held June 11, 2014.

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Network Profiles

Ian Gordon

Immigration Journalism Fellow discusses reporting on unaccompanied immigrant minors, deportations, and migration in the media.

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The inauguration of The French-American Piano, Inc will take place at the French Consulate on May 6. They are honoured to welcome Hélène Tysman, for her "Chopin and the French Impressionists" recital. On this occasion, the winner of the U.S Grant Competition will be announced...

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