Transatlantic Politics with Ambassador François Delattre
On November 1st, Ambassador François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, was our guest of honor during a Board luncheon. He discussed the current state of Franco-American relations from an international perspective.
François Delattre’s biography:
François Delattre was appointed Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations on September 2, 2014, after serving as Ambassador of France to the United States in Washington DC (2011-2014), Ambassador of France to Canada in Ottawa (2008-2011), Consul General in New York (2004-2008), Press and Communications Director at the French Embassy in Washington, DC (1998-2002).
Francois Delattre is a strong advocate of economic diplomacy, which he experienced in each of his diplomatic postings, starting with Bonn at the French Embassy in Germany (1989-1991), where he was in charge of assessing the economic impact of Germany’s re-unification and the environment.
In France, Francois Delattre was responsible for European and trans-Atlantic defense and security matters and managing the Bosnian crisis as a member of President Jacques Chirac’s foreign policy team (1995-1998) after serving in the same capacity in the cabinet of Foreign Minister Alain Juppé (1993-1995). He also worked with the Strategic, Security and Disarmament Department of the French Foreign Ministry (1991-1993) and served as Deputy Director of French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin’s Office (2002-2004).