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DIGITAL TRANSATLANTIC DIALOGUE
To perpetuate more than two centuries of shared ideals and friendship; to build lasting, practical working ties; and to advance solutions to problems of shared concern.
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & ROBOTICS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE WORKPLACE
Open to the public

Join us for a special event next Tuesday, November 17 at 1:00pm with Mark Esposito, PhD. on artificial intelligence and robotics. Mark is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to a variety of industries. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale up venture, dedicated to help business become more efficient and competitive by introducing the latest data management science.

He was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world. He is a global expert of the World Economic Forum and advisor to national governments.

He will be joined by one of our 2017 Young Leaders, Adrien Treuille, as a moderator. Adrien is Co-Founder & CEO of Streamlit, which pioneered next-generation tools for data scientists.

Description: Artificial intelligence has captured the attention of business people, scientists, and engineers worldwide. Across industries leaders are seeking ways to create value through machine learning and other frontier technologies.
Date: Tuesday, November 17 at 1:00 pm EST
PEUGEOT'S PLAN TO LAND IN AMERICA IN THREE YEARS
Open to the public

Description: The US development of the French automobile manufacturer Peugeot.
Date: Thursday, December 10 at 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Larry Dominique, President & CEO of PSA North America
Moderator: Alexandre Marian, Managing Director at AlixPartners
FOUNDATION NEWS
Information & updates about the Foundation and its programs
Young Leaders Café 3
Private event for Young Leaders and alumni

Date: Thursday, November 19 at 1 pm EST/ 19h Paris

Held in memory of Spencer Abbot '05 and Michael Morales '17

Join us for a virtual discussion honoring our many alumni who currently serve or who have previously served in the military. This café will provide a forum for discussing the transition from military to civilian life, and will also compare and contrast experiences in France and the United States. All Young Leaders and alumni are welcome, including those who are not affiliated with the military but who wish to honor those who are.

Moderated by:
Featured participants:

If you are a Young Leader or alumni, and you want to participate in this event, please contact Katie DeMallie at kdemallie@frenchamerican.org. Thank you!
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The Young Leaders Café is a new series exclusive to the Foundation's Young Leaders and alumni featuring a different topic of interest each month. Designed to be small and informal, the café series invites Young Leaders from all class years to see each other on screen, share their thoughts, and learn something new in a private setting.
INTERVIEW
Interviews with members of our growing community of leaders and experts (Young Leaders, Transatlantic Forum members, Cyber Security experts, Translation Prize winners, Immigration Journalism Fellows, and more)
Anaïs Rameau
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology 
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Young Leader '20

Anaïs Rameau is assistant professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice, at Weill Cornell Medicine. Prior to joining Cornell, Dr. Rameau trained at Stanford University where she established the groundwork of her current clinical practice and research. As a clinician, she provides medical and surgical care to patients with voice, swallowing and airway problems. As a researcher, she focuses on the development of novel technologies to benefit older persons at risk of pneumonia and to restore voice in individuals who have lost their larynx to cancer. Her work is currently supported by federal, institutional and foundational grants. Click here to read her full bio.

Q. You are a laryngeal surgeon, a medical academic, and the CEO of MyophonX, a novel medical device which gives a voice to people with limited phonation capacity. Where did your journey on this professional path begin, and how do you achieve a balance between these roles?

I find voice fascinating in its intimate connection to our identity. It is mesmerizing that, despite the apparent rudimentary structure of vocal folds, each human voice is unique and inimitable. Voice is both tangible and ethereal. It can be recorded and used as a biometric marker, yet it is made up of invisible acoustic waves which can powerfully affect our emotions. Listening to an opera aria can bring us to tears, while a child’s cry is immediately disconcerting (and nowadays some political voices can cause us to cringe).

Treating the human voice both medically and surgically allows me to get a little closer to its mystery. In academia, I have the privilege to dedicate time to research and produce new knowledge about the larynx. There is still so much to discover, from regeneration of damaged tissue to restoration of vocal fold mobility. I also love the convergence of voice and new technologies, and think there are innumerable possibilities in the therapeutic, entrepreneurial and creative realms. MyophonX, a silent speech device, is an embodiment of this convergence. All my endeavors are borne out of curiosity and a passionate drive to innovate for patients.

WEEKLY FOCUS
Post-Elections Days
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany declined on Thursday to say when President Donald Trump might end his conspicuous pause of post-election public appearances, telling Fox News that Americans will “be hearing from him at the right moment.”

Election night 2020 was an election night like no other — and not just because the “night” ended up lasting four days. This election was also unique because of how Americans voted — a record number voted early, either in person or by mail. 

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Ron Klain to be his incoming chief of staff, the Biden transition office said in a news release Wednesday, elevating his longtime aide to one of the most powerful positions in the White House.

Cindy McCain, philanthropist and wife of the late Republican Sen. John McCain, said she believed her husband "would be very pleased" that President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump on Election Day.
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