July 09, 2024

The Future of France: Post-Election Perspectives – TAF Webinar

Zoom - Public

Join the French-American Foundation for a compelling webinar on “The Future of France: Post-Election Perspectives,” scheduled for Tuesday, July 9th at 12:00 PM ET. This timely discussion will delve into the aftermath of France’s crucial second-round elections, providing a thorough analysis of the results and their implications for the future.

Our expert panelists, Cole Stangler, a French-American journalist renowned for his coverage of labor and politics, and Diane de Vignemont, a political analyst, will explore the outcomes and expected shifts in the French political landscape. The discussion will be moderated by Transatlantic Forum member Negah Angha. Our speakers will assess potential changes in governance, the socio-political repercussions, and France’s evolving role in Europe and beyond.


This webinar is essential for anyone interested in the nuances of French politics, the strategic implications for Europe, and the broader international impacts of the election results. It will offer valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing France in this new political era.

We hope you will join us for this insightful discussion on the future of French politics and its impact on global affairs.

About the speakers:

Cole Stangler is a French-American journalist based in Marseille covering labor and politics. A contributor to the international news network France 24, Cole has also published work in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Foreign PolicyThe Nation, Jacobin, The Atlantic, Dissent, VICE and The New Republic. He is also a former staff writer at International Business Times and In These Times. Cole is a graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and has a masters’ degree in contemporary social history from the University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is the author of La solidarité et ses limites : la CFDT et les travailleurs immigrés dans les années 68 (Ed. Arbre bleu, 2022).

He is represented by Sandra Pareja at Massie & McQuilkin and currently writing a book about working-class Paris for The New Press (US) and Saqi Books (UK). Read Cole’s most recent book Paris Is Not Dead: Surviving Hypergentrification in the City of Light.

Diane de Vignemont is a freelance journalist based in Paris. Raised between France and the United States, she studied History in England and Australia. Her work on topics including memory, history, politics, and women’s rights has appeared in L’Humanité, Libération, Causette, France-Amérique Magazine and New Lines Magazine.

Read Diane’s latest work in New Lines Magazine, “The French Left Is United, Not for the First Time.”

About the moderator:

Negah Angha is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative and a former associate vice president at The Cohen Group. She is a member of the board of directors of Foreign Policy for America. With nearly two decades of experience, she has advised U.S. Department of State and National Security Council leadership on policy development and strategic communication. In 2021, she directed the National Security Council’s multilateral initiatives, leading the Summit for Democracy, and in 2022, focused on partnerships and global engagement, liaising with various external stakeholders on significant policy shifts.

Ms. Angha’s contributions have been recognized on the CSIS and DINSN U.S. National Security and Foreign Affairs Leadership List in 2022 and 2023. She holds a Master of Arts in international peace and conflict resolution and an MBA from American University, and is a Ph.D. candidate at King’s College London. Additionally, Ms. Angha has shared her expertise as a Spring 2023 resident fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and has taught at King’s College London and the UK Defense Academy Joint Services Command and Staff College.