Transatlantic Talk

Read interviews with French-American Foundation leadership, Young Leaders, program participants, and supporters, as well as members of the French-American community. These profiles and interviews provide insight on the work of the French-American Foundation and the issues facing the transatlantic relationship.

Christine Ockrent

Young Leaders

Christine Ockrent

1983 Young Leader, famed journalist gives French perspectives on U.S. elections // November 12, 2015


Arthur Goldhammer

Translation Prize

Arthur Goldhammer

Four-time winner and honorary award recipient shares insights on Translation // June 10, 2015


Karol Beffa

Young Leaders

Karol Beffa

Young Leader talks about "Night of Philosophy," career as composer and musician // May 11, 2015


Cedric Villani

Young Leaders

Cédric Villani

Young Leader, Fields Medal-winning mathematician talks about new book, math education in France and worldwide // April 23, 2015


Sheetal Prajapati

Creativity & Innovation

Sheetal Prajapati

MoMA educational programming professional reflects on 2015 Study Tour to Paris, Lyon // April 3, 2015


Stephane Lauer

Network

Stéphane Lauer

Le Monde journalist explains stakes of upcoming local elections in France // March 20, 2015


Maia de la Baume

Immigration Journalism

Maïa de La Baume

Immigration Journalism Fellow shares insights on the impacts of the Charlie Hebdo // February 3, 2015


Young Leaders

China Moses

2013 Young Leaders shares insights on her career // January 21, 2015


Vanina Gere

Creativity & Innovation

Vanina Géré

2014 study tour participant shares insights on art, education, and entrepreneurial innovation // January 9, 2015


Margaret Iragui Lejeune

Creativity & Innovation

Margaret Iragui Lejeune

2014 study tour participant shares insights on art and innovation, the American "energy" // January 9, 2015


Jonathan Millet

Immigration Journalism

Jonathan Millet

2014 Immigration Journalism Award winner talks about migratory limbo at "Ceuta, douce prison" // January 7, 2015


Augustin Paluel-Marmont

Young Leaders

Augustin Paluel-Marmont

2012 Young Leader Augustin Paluel-Marmont shares insights on his company "Michel et Augustin" // December 9, 2014


Paul Auster

Arts & Letters

Paul Auster

Acclaimed author, Foundation keynote speaker shares insights on interplay between French and American literature // November 14, 2014


Jean-Baptiste Demaison

Foreign & Security Policy

Jean-Baptiste Demaison

International Working Group on Cyber Security and the Law participant shares insights on cyber security // November 10, 2014


Adrian Garcia Sierra

Speaker Series

Adrian Garcia-Sierra

Bilingual Education Fair speaker shares insights on multilingualism and brain development // November 5, 2014


Jonah Bokaer & Tom Lee

Young Leaders

Jonah Bokaer & Tom Lee

2008 Young Leaders discuss forthcoming collaboration, use of space in promoting the arts and creative experience // October 22, 2014


Ian Gordon

Immigration Journalism

Ian Gordon

Immigration Journalism Fellow discusses work on unaccompanied migrant minors and media coverage of // October 10, 2014


Crystal Fleming

Speaker Series

Crystal Fleming

Foundation Speaker talks race, racism, and minority influence in France and the United States // September 10, 2014


Stefania Rousselle

Immigration Journalism

Stefania Rousselle

Immigration Journalism Fellow talks on Senegalese "sea widows" and media coverage of immigration // September 3, 2014


Kalyanee Mam

Young Leaders

Kalyanee Mam

Young Leader shares work as documentary filmmaker, telling stories of and advocating for Cambodian peoples // August 6, 2014


Ian Gordon

Immigration Journalism

Ian Gordon

Immigration Journalism Fellow discusses reporting on unaccompanied immigrant minors, deportations, and migration in the media // July 7, 2014


Alessia Lefebure

Speaker Series

Alessia Lefébure

Gala honoree, Foundation speaker talks on opportunities in global education, Alliance Program French-American joint venture // June 12, 2014


Alessia Lefebure

Speaker Series

Robert Hormats

The Art of Diplomacy speaker shares thoughts on diplomacy and economy // June 11, 2014


Alison Dundy

Translation Prize

Alison Dundy

Translation Prize winner in Nonfiction shares insights on literature, translation // May 29, 2014


Adriana Hunter

Translation Prize

Adriana Hunter

Translation Prize winner in Fiction shares insights on literature, translation // May 29, 2014


Jonathan Spalter

Young Leader

Jonathan Spalter

Mobile leader discusses global needs in mobile policy and innovation, experience as Young // May 15, 2014


Pascal Lamy

Speaker Series

Pascal Lamy

Former World Trade Organization Director General discusses France, globalization in his new book, Quand la France s'éveillera // May 1, 2014


Joanne Smith

Young Leader

Joanne Smith

Young Leader discusses work to promote gender equity and feature in new documentary exploring historic Anita Hill case // April 17, 2014


Rokhaya Diallo

Speaker Series

Rokhaya Diallo

Director, journalist, and activist shares new documentary, Les Marches de la Liberté // April 3, 2014


Edmund Phelps

Speaker Series

Edmund Phelps

Nobel laureate shares insights on innovation in France and the United // March 27, 2014


David Bellos

Translation Prize

David Bellos

Former winner and current juror talks about the submissions for 2013 and trends in the translation industry // March 20, 2014


Immigration Journalism

Claudia Núñez

Former Media Coverage of Immigration participant shares new projects connecting data journalism, ethnic media, and immigration // March 20, 2014


Yseulys Costes
Young Leader

Yseulys Costes

Young Leader, CEO of 1000Mercis discusses recent trip alongside French President François Hollande to Silicon Valley, experience as an entrepreneur in France // March 4, 2014


Jamie Metzl 
Young Leader

Jamie Metzl

Young Leader discusses his writings, relation with the Foundation // February 6, 2014


Cindy Carcamo 
Young Leader

Cindy Carcamo

From Immigration Journalism Awardee to Young Leader // November 11, 2013


Rodney Benson 
Immigration Journalism

Rodney Benson

Immigration & Media in France, United States // October 25, 2013


Scott Holcomb
Young Leader

Scott Holcomb

Politics, partisanship, & French-American exchange // October 11, 2013


Guy Sorman 
Speaker Series

Guy Sorman

Comparing French & U.S. Societies, from philanthropy to economics // September 25, 2013


David Treussard 
Network

David Treussard

The French promise despite economic challenges // September 3, 2013


Christopher Schroeder
Young Leaders

Christopher Schroeder

Start-ups in the Arab World // August 20, 2013


Bradley Schneider
Young Leader

Bradley Schneider

Studying global virus "hot spots" // July 23, 2013


Adam Gopnik
Board of Directors

Adam Gopnik

France, literature, & black-and-white helicopters // July 9, 2013


Edward Berenson
Network

Edward Berenson

Why study French? // June 25, 2013


Paula Stern
Speaker Series

Paula Stern

Toward transatlantic free trade // June 15, 2013


Gregary Racz
Translation Prize

Gregary Racz

The art of translation & the state of the industry // May 29, 2013


John Yearwood
Immigration Journalism

John Yearwood

Media coverage of immigration, integration // May 15, 2013


Henri Lachmann
Annual Gala 2013

Henri Lachmann

2013 Benjamin Franklin Award recipient // April 30, 2013


Olivier Zarrouati
Annual Gala 2013

Olivier Zarrouati

2013 Benjamin Franklin Award recipient // April 30, 2013


Robert Silvers
Annual Gala 2013

Robert Silvers

2013 Vergennes Award recipient // April 30, 2013


Jean-Charles Boisset
Annual Gala 2013

Jean-Charles Boisset

2013 French-American Partnership of Excellence honoree // April 30, 2013


Charles Ferguson
Annual Gala 2013

Charles Ferguson

2013 Young Leader Achievement Award recipient // April 30, 2013


Jeff Chu
Young Leader

Jeff Chu

The relationship between homosexuality and Christianity // April 16, 2013


Joan Scott
Network

Joan Scott

The changing notion of what counts as marriage // April 16, 2013


Patrick Weil
Speaker Series

Patrick Weil

U.S. citizenship & the history of denaturalization // April 2, 2013


Anthony Smith
Board of Directors

Anthony Smith

Former Foundation President, General talks defense // March 19, 2013


Estelle Youssouffa
Young Leader

Estelle Youssouffa

Young Leaders to take talk to Arab world // March 5, 2013


Justin Vaisse
Young Leader

Justin Vaïsse

Young Leader talks America, transatlantic relations // February 19, 2013