The Last President of Europe

June 26, 2020

Book Talk: The Last President of Europe, June 18, 2020

The French-American Foundation hosted a Zoom webinar to discuss William Drozdiak’s new book, The Last President of Europe: Emmanuel Macron’s Race to Revive Europe and Save the World. The event featured William himself and was moderated by Ambassador James G. Lowenstein, Co-Founder of the French-American Foundation.

The speakers discussed Emmanuel Macron from a global perspective. William drew from his personal interactions with President Macron and research into his presidency to discuss the president’s political agenda and the future of France. The discussion touched on the France’s internal policies, its place in the European Union, and Macron’s relationships with world leaders.

Responding to questions from the moderator and the audience, the speaker discussed the impact of contemporary global challenges on Macron’s policies and political future. Among the topics addressed included the impact of COVID-19 on French politics, the role that France plays in the US-China relationship, and the potential outcome of a Biden presidency in the US.

The French-American Foundation developed this webinar initiative to continue our mission of encouraging transatlantic dialogue while prioritizing the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our webinars take place throughout the month.

Watch the Webinar