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  1. Announcement: 2020 Class of Young Leaders
  2. Headlines
  3. Webinar: Good Leadership: A Transatlantic Model
  4. Bastille Day Celebrations
  5. Previous Webinars
2020 Class of Young Leaders
The French-American Foundation is proud to announce its 2020 class of Young Leaders . Created in 1981, the Foundation's Young Leaders program is a transatlantic leadership program that brings together a vibrant group of rising stars, aged 30 to 40, from a vast array of sectors whose common link is their passion for forging bonds in a globalized world and using their influence for the common good.

The 2020 class of Young Leaders was announced in The Hill this morning. You can also find the full list with bios on our website.

  • "New York City, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, is mired in the worst economic calamity since the financial crisis of the 1970s, when it nearly went bankrupt. (...)"

  • "Beth saw her first dead body of the day just as she was leaving the emergency department. Earlier, she’d admitted a patient with the coronavirus; now she was on her way to an upstairs doctor’s lounge to finish writing her notes. Standing by the elevators, lost in thought, she nearly missed the orange body bag as it was rolled out of the car that had just opened in front of her. She decided to take the next one. (...)"

Defund the Bankers , Foreign Policy
  • "The coronavirus is supposed to change everything about the U.S. economy. Analysts and commentators have found a new energy speculating about what the economy will, or should, look like after the pandemic. Foreign Policy’s Adam Tooze recently wrote an analysis headlined: “The Normal Economy Is Never Coming Back.” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t want to reopen his state, he wants to reimagine it. Others have likewise called for the United States to be deliberate about change, to build back better, and to build back greener. (...)"

A Biden victory could reset transatlantic relations , European Council On Foreign Relations
  • "Many European pundits seem to think that a Democratic administration in the United States wouldn't change much about how the US has treated Europe since 2017. But, if Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in November, the sceptics will find themselves pleasantly surprised. (...)"

  • "Eric Dupond-Moretti nommé à la justice et Roselyne Bachelot à la culture sont les seules véritables surprises d’un nouveau gouvernement qui consacre l’évolution du macronisme vers la droite. (...)"
Final Webinar of the Summer
We are very pleased to welcome General Wesley Clark , who retired as a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army, as a guest speaker for our final Zoom  webinar of the summer next week. You do not need a Zoom account to join!

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and founder of Renew America Together  
& Young Leader ’83
VP of Strategy and Chief Information Security Officer at WireWheel
& Young Leader ’13

  • Topic: Transatlantic leadership
  • Date & Time: Wednesday, July 15 at 1:00 pm ET
  • RSVP: Click HERE to sign up. Registered guests will receive a link to join in the days leading up to the event.
Bastille Day Celebrations
Join Ambassador Philippe Etienne, Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre, the Lycée Français in New York’s marching band Les Cadets Lafayette, singer Emel Mathlouthi, and DJ Laurent Vacher for a unique Bastille Day celebration online starting July 13th at 5:30pm . Learn more .
French Institute Alliance Française   (FIAF) presents its 25th annual Bastille Day Celebration virtually this year. It will be a four-day virtual fête, from Saturday, July 11 to Tuesday, July 14.

The festivities will include a selection of the best of France including performances, film screenings, Rosé and Champagne tastings, cooking events, kids activities, dance parties, our popular prize drawing, and much more! LIVE on Zoom and Facebook! Learn more.
Previous Webinars
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