Policy Breakfasts

Economic, social, and political discussions with renowned experts

The Policy Breakfast initiative is a cornerstone program of the French-American Foundation, designed to convene thought leaders from diverse sectors to engage in meaningful dialogues on pressing economic, social, and political issues. These exclusive events typically host around 20 high-profile attendees, including professionals from the top echelons of business, government, philanthropy, as well as Young Leaders of the Foundation. Each session features a keynote presentation by a distinguished guest, followed by a dynamic Q&A and discussion period.

Recent speakers in our Policy Breakfast series have included Pierre-Yves Roussel, CEO of Tory Burch, who discussed the nuances of the luxury fashion industry; former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, who shared his extensive insights on public safety; and Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the U.N. Secretary-General, who offered his perspectives on global diplomacy.

These sessions build on the legacy of previous esteemed guests such as former Young Leader and current President of France Emmanuel Macron, renowned economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, and Gérard Araud, former Ambassador of France to the United States.

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