Leadership Month: Message from our Executive Director

October 4, 2018

October is an important month for the French-American Foundation – United States. To begin, we are delighted to bring our exceptional group of American Young Leaders to France for the 2018 Young Leaders program in just a few days . Not only will we offer them the unique opportunity to experience French policy, industry, and culture at such a critical point of development for both countries, we will also facilitate lasting connections between French and American professionals who value a strengthened transatlantic partnership. This event is a moment we look forward to throughout the year, as it embodies our core mission of convening French and American leaders to bolster productive cross-cultural dialogue and create lasting networks of individuals in various sectors of government, business, and culture.

Moreover, thanks to the support of our numerous sponsors, board members, and alumni (click here for more information about our fundraising drive), we are working daily with global leaders and changemakers to pursue these goals. It is for this reason that we have decided to dedicate our programming this October to the theme of Leadership, including its evolution and the significance of being a successful leader and manager in an international setting (join us next Wednesday, October 10, at our forum on the subject). We will also have the honor of welcoming, for the first time at the Foundation, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, who has been a political leader in the city of New York for much of his career (click here for more information).

Finally, I encourage you to click here to read (and reread) the speech by UN Special Representative for International Migration Louise Arbour from our Immigration Journalism Awards Ceremony. Her enlightening and stirring words offer an apt lesson in constructive and instructive leadership in light of the complex issues that face France and the United States today.

It is with your help and interest that we advance this important alliance between our two countries. We invite you to follow our events and contact us with any inquiries about our programs.

Happy Leadership Month from the French-American Foundation!

Emeline Foster