Ambassador Delattre on the Franco-American Relationship

November 6, 2018

Luncheon with Ambassador François Delattre on November 1st, 2018

The French-American Foundation hosted Ambassador François Delattre at a closed-door discussion on the current state of Franco-American relations. The luncheon was moderated by Megan Carroll, Team Leader at the United Nations Secretariat as well as 2018 French-American Foundation Young Leader and member of the Transatlantic Forum.

Ambassador Delattre discussed his role as Permanent Representative of France to the UN. He provided insight into his experiences with other world leaders at the UN Security Council and the responsibilities of representing the country on an international scale. France is one of five permanent members of the Security Council, and thus a principal actor in addressing peacekeeping operations around the globe. Ambassador Delattre has represented France in this capacity since 2014.

Ambassador Delattre drew from his previous experiences as Ambassador of France to the United States and the Consul General of New York, among a long list of diplomatic roles both in France and abroad, to offer his perspective on US foreign policy and the relationship between the US and France. He believes strongly in the importance of maintaining a strong transatlantic relationship.

Nearly 70 constituents of the French-American Foundation attended the event, including members of the Board of Directors, the Transatlantic Forum, and the Young Leaders program. The event follows our first ever Leadership Month at the Foundation, which took place in October to highlight the importance of convening global changemakers to examine pertinent questions on both sides of the Atlantic.

For more about our programs this fall, please read our message from Executive Director Emeline Foster on the Foundation’s upcoming events and on the importance of encouraging effective leadership.