Speaker Events

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6:30PM-9:00PM

Join us for our third French Innovators event featuring Chef Dominique Ansel, owner of the celebrated Dominique Ansel Bakery and Kitchen. He will be interviewed by New York Times food columnist and author Melissa Clark. Space is limited.

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12:00PM-2:00PM

The French-American Foundation hosted a luncheon in the afternoon of December 15, 2016. The panel examined the foreign policy implications of this year's US elections. Panelists included Michael Barbaro, New York Times staff writer, and former French-American Foundation Young Leader Richard Fontaine, President of the Center for a New American Security. It was moderated by François Carrel-Billiard, Associate Director of the European Institute of Columbia.

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6:00PM-8:00PM

On the evening of December 7th, 2016, we discussed the mounting cyber security challenges of national elections, from Wikileaks to technology vulnerabilities. Panelists included Kimberly Marten, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and a noted expert on Russia and its relations with the West; Damien Leloup, journalist at LeMonde and expert on WikiLeaks; and Susan Greenhalgh, election security expert from Verified Voting.

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6:30PM

As challenges related to cyber security emerge as an ever-greater priority in France and the United States, the French-American Foundation, with offices in the United States and France, will organize its third annual forum on Cyber Security and the Law in Washington, D.C. on September 15 and 16.

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6:00PM-8:00PM

Join the French-American Foundation on June 9 for its second French Innovators event, featuring a discussion with the co-founder and CEO of Michel et Augustin.

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6:00PM-8:00PM

Please join the French-American Foundation for a panel discussion on the rise of populism on the right in the United States and France.

Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National party continues to influence political discourse on both sides of the political spectrum in France, having won a record 6.8 million votes in the first round of France's 2015 regional elections. In the United States, Donald Trump has attracted a fervent political following, successfully playing on voters' sense of economic insecurity and adopting inflammatory anti-immigrant rhetoric.

The panelists will shed light on what is driving populism in both countries and what it means for the future of our two democracies.

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12:00PM-2:00PM

The French-American Foundation is launching a New York-focused series of discussions with successful French entrepreneurs based in the United States from diverse sectors such as technology, telecommunications, finance, biotechnology, arts and culture, and the culinary world. These entrepreneurs will share their stories and explore the challenges and advantages related to the creation or expansion of new business in the United States compared with France.

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12:30PM

The French-American Foundation Board of Directors hosted a luncheon and discussion with Ambassador Pierre Vimont, who served as Ambassador of France to the United States from 2007 to 2010.

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12:45PM

Please join the French-American Foundation for a luncheon and panel discussion focused on the implications of the November Paris attacks for national security and immigration in France, the United States, and Europe. A panel of leading experts, including former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and former NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, will weigh in on the scale and scope of the terrorism threat the United States and Europe currently face.

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1:00PM-3:00PM

The 2016 presidential campaign is already well under way in the United States. With one year until the election, esteemed journalist and writer Christine Ockrent (1983 Young Leader) will join the French-American Foundation to discuss how the U.S. political system is perceived from France and how French media and the public view the U.S. election process. What do the French think of the United States' costly and ever-lengthening presidential campaigns? How do the French view the current slate of candidates?

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