Transatlantic Forum

The Transatlantic Forum assembles professionals of all backgrounds on a monthly basis to advance crucial dialogue between France and the United States, with chapters in New York City and Chicago.


The mission of the Transatlantic Forum is twofold:

  • to bring together a carefully selected group of well-networked professionals already established in their careers to engage in frank discussion on issues of common concern—politics, innovation, culture, and current events, among others
  • to build lasting friendships between its members


“We aim to gain a deeper understanding of what shapes both American and French societies by fostering ideas from our leaders who have successfully straddled the continental divide. The goal is to create a more unified and effective transatlantic network, better serve society, and improve upon our working, functional democracy.”

City Chapters

The Forum has experienced rapid growth since the launch of its New York City chapter in 2017. We are proud to open an additional chapter in Chicago starting in February 2019. Click here for more information about our first event in Chicago.

Events in both cities are open to members only. For more information, please contact Nathalie Bastin at


The French-American Foundation is happy to exchange with potential sponsors about partnership opportunities. For more information, please contact Nathalie Bastin at


Our Members