December 2016


2016 U.S. Elections and the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship


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.

Michael Barbaro, The New York Times
Michael Barbaro is a national political reporter at The New York Times, where he has covered the past two presidential campaigns. He has focused on Republican candidates, writing extensively about Mitt Romney in 2012 and Donald Trump this year. In the 2016 campaign, he wrote about Mr. Trump's business practices, his relationship with women, his use of social media and his electoral strategy. Prior to covering national politics, Barbaro wrote about government in New York City and New York state. He lives in New York City.

Richard Fontaine, Center for a New American Security  
Richard Fontaine is the President of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He served as a Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow at CNAS from 2009-2012 and previously as foreign policy advisor to Senator John McCain for more than five years. He has also worked at the State Department, the National Security Council and on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Mr. Fontaine is a 2015 Young Leader of the French-American Foundation. 

François Carrel-Billiard 
François Carrel-Billiard is the Associate Director of the European Institute at Columbia University.

Before joining the Institute, he was the Managing Director of the International Peace Institute, a think tank which works with the United Nations.

He previously worked as a French diplomat, and served as the head of the division on European security in Paris and as an adviser on strategic affairs to the French Foreign Minister. He was also posted as a diplomat in Moscow, in Brussels, and at the United Nations in New York. 

Generously sponsored by the New York Community Trust - The Jeanne d'Arc Foundation of "Le Lyceum" Société des Femmes de France à New York

2016 U.S. Elections and the Future of the Transatlantic Relationship
Thursday, December 15
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Baker & McKenzie LLP /  452 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018