Policy Breakfast: “The Macron effect”
November 1, 2017
with Renaud Dutreil
On November 1st, the French-American Foundation hosted a breakfast event with special guest Renaud Dutreil, Chairman of FTI Consulting – Strategic Communications France and former minister in the French cabinet under President Chirac. Drawing on his experiences in politics and business, he led a discussion of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency in France and his impact around the globe.
Dutreil addressed a series of topics ranging from France’s economy to international security.
He talked about the importance of psychology in the economic growth of France, arguing that the trust that many in the country have in Macron has been beneficial to its economic growth since the start of his presidency. Furthermore, he examined the disparities between the economic hubs of major cities and the lack of job opportunities in suburban and rural areas. He then linked economic stability to security threats by arguing that improving the financial opportunities in lower-income areas could help reduce the radicalization of individuals throughout the country.