Welcome to Digital Transatlantic Dialogue, an online platform sent throughout the month to keep our community in discussion about transatlantic affairs while we suspend in-person events.

You'll find news from France and the US, updates from program participants, upcoming digital events, notes from staff members on what they're doing to manage stress, and more. For breaking news about COVID-19, we've included a set of links to news sources, the CDC, and the French Ministry of Health at the bottom of the page.
Upcoming Digital Events
Our digital events will take place over the video conference platform Zoom and feature guest speakers to discuss their topics of expertise for those who would like to listen. You do not need a Zoom account to join. Next week, we have:

CEO of the Center for a New American Security
Young Leader 2015
  • Topic: Global Affairs
  • Date & Time: Thursday, March 26th at 1pm ET
  • RSVP: Click HERE to sign up. Registered guests will receive a link to join in the days leading up to the event.
  • "Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday issued a sweeping edict meant to compel New Yorkers to stay indoors as much as possible, ordering all nonessential businesses to keep their workers home as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state raced toward 8,000..."

  • "It started with the national anthem. Then came the piano chords, trumpet blasts, violin serenades and even the clanging of pots and pans — all of it spilling from people’s homes, out of windows and from balconies, and rippling across rooftops..."

  • "As the coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, businesses and restaurants have closed their doors. People who are used to working in an office are now working remotely. Kids are told they won't be returning to school for some time..."

  • "The New York Metropolitan Opera’s website crashed Monday night as tens of thousands of people attempted to simultaneously stream George Bizet’s Carmen, the first in a series of operas the Met will make available online, free of charge, after closing its doors in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak..."

  • "Officials are stepping up their warnings to younger Americans about the coronavirus, because they can more easily spread the virus without having symptoms and now because new evidence shows the potential for some younger people to suffer severely from it..."

  • "Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Friday that the administration has moved the IRS deadline for filing taxes from April 15 to July 15 due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus..."
Community Updates: Virtual Concerts
Founder & CEO of Tiger Turn Productions
Young Leader 2019

Kabir Sehgal is live streaming concerts with featured artists as part of his new "Quarantine Concert Series." Concerts are 30-45 minutes with a Q&A discussion. You can tune in live on his Facebook page at facebook.com/kabirsehgal. Videos are posted to IGTV, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter. Musicians are paid to perform.

Thompson Egbo-Egbo | Tuesday, March 24
  • Pianist & composer
Mari Nobre | Monday, March 23
  • Jazz musician & composer
Manu Manzo | Sunday, March 22
  • Latin Grammy nominee
123 Andres | Sunday, March 22
  • Latin Grammy Award winner
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol | Saturday, March 21
  • Grammy nominee
Manuel Valera | Saturday, March 21
  • Grammy nominee
Matt Mayer | Friday, March 20
  • Billboard #1 artist
Sonio De Los Santios | Thursday, March 19
  • Latin Grammy nominee
Arturo O'Farrill | Wednesday, March 18
  • Multi Grammy Award winner
Emilio Solla | Tuesday, March 17
  • Multi Grammy Award nominee

Learn more about Kabir on his Young Leaders page, his interview with us in December 2019, and his website.
Notes From Our Team
Val Demuynck
Program Manager/Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Today, Val shares one of his favorite podcasts, especially in the kitchen: Foodcast: Bon Appétit's podcast.

For more on food:
Breaking News Sources on COVID-19
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