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Today's Newsletter
  1. Our work During Covid-19
  2. Headlines
  3. Focus on Transatlantic Relations
  4. Drive-In Movie Theaters in NYC
  5. Previous Webinars
Our Work During Covid-19
The French-American Foundation hosted its last webinar of the summer this afternoon with four star retired general in the United States Army Wesley Clark on Transatlantic Leadership.

Our webinars will resume at the end of August. During this time, we will share interviews of our new Young Leaders, and you will still receive our newsletters with details about our future events and community.

Since March, the Foundation has moved its gatherings and content entirely online to continue to support its community of French and American leaders during the pandemic:

  • 22 Webinars
  • 44 Speakers
  • 50-60 Participants per webinar
  • 6 Young Leaders Perspectives
  • 1 Transatlantic Forum
  • 1 Translation Prize Jury Meeting
  • 1 Young Leaders Selection Committee
  • 32 newsletters

Our topics : Transatlantic Relations, Politics, Geopolitics, Economics, Diplomacy, Society, Science & Medicine, Technology, Crisis Management, Culture, Fashion, and many more.

Our partnerships : FAF-France, the French Embassy in Washington, DC, the French Consulate in New York, the French Institute Alliance Française, NaTakallam, Alliance at Columbia University, Renew America Together, and more.

Please visit our website to see an exhaustive list of our past events with a link to view the majority of them on YouTube.
  • "From the start of the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden's simplest path to victory always ran though Big Ten country: Flip Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, three Rust Belt states that Hillary Clinton narrowly lost in 2016.(...)"

  • "The escalating crisis in Texas shows how the chronic underfunding of public health has put America on track for the worst coronavirus response in the developed world.(...)"

  • "It’s tempting to draw sweeping conclusions about what geopolitics will look like after the pandemic. Some argue that we’re witnessing the last gasp of American primacy, the equivalent of Britain’s 1956 “Suez moment.” Others argue that America, the main driver of the post–Cold War international order, is temporarily incapacitated, with a president drunk at the wheel. Tomorrow, a more sober operator can swiftly restore U.S. leadership.(...)"

  • "Capital punishment is on the decline in the United States, with only 13 new death sentences and seven executions so far this year. But the U.S. Justice Department is moving in the other direction. Authorities are preparing the death chamber in Terre Haute, Ind., for the first federal executions in 17 years, starting Monday.(...)"

Focus on Transatlantic Relations
  • "Much has been written of late about the Trump Administration’s decision to move 9,500 U.S. troops out of Germany and its impact on deteriorating Transatlantic relations. To be sure, the move and the personality clashes among key leaders in NATO that it has brought to the surface have played a part in fueling the current turmoil.(...)"

  • "The COVID-19 pandemic is an acute public health and economic crisis that is further destabilizing an already weakened rules-based international system. With cooperation, determination, and resolve, however, the United States and its allies can recover from the crisis and revitalize an adapted rules-based system to bring about decades of future freedom, peace, and prosperity. (...)"

  • "Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration’s trade policy has been shifting from an inclination to punish to a yearning for retreat. After imposing tariffs on trading partners that cost U.S. consumers $12 billion last year, the White House has been looking for ways to repatriate industrial activity from China and launch a new state-led industrial policy. (...)"

  • "For more than 70 years, the transatlantic alliance has served as the unshakable foundation of European stability and underpinned the values of the US-led Western order. In 2020, it appears that relationship is being rethought on both sides of the Atlantic. (...)"
Drive-In Movie Theaters in NYC
If you are a big fan of movies likes us and can't go to classic theaters during your free time this summer due to Covid-19, you might want to try one of the drive-in movie theaters in New York City. It's a pleasant and original activity to try this summer!

"Drive-ins across the city are popping up and though New York City isn't known for sprawling parking lots, New York establishments are getting resourceful on where to set up their big screens, from a diner parking lot to the East River waterfront. When it comes to fun activities in NYC, where there’s a will, there’s always a way. (...)", TimeOut. Read more .

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