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Description: Discussion of women's leadership featuring a look at Sally Helgesen's new book, How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back From Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job
Date: Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 pm EST
Speaker: Sally Helgesen, best-selling author, speaker, and leadership coach
Moderator: Jocelyn Moore (Young Leader '16), executive, strategist, advisor, and spokesperson
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Description: Discussion of the results of the US Presidential Election
Date: Wednesday, November 4 at 6:00 pm EST
Speaker: Joel Benenson, political & corporate strategist, Founder & CEO of Benenson Strategy Group
Moderator: Sara Aviel (Young Leader '20), Founder of Margalit Strategies LLC and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

To learn more about the Transatlantic Forum, please contact Emeline Foster at efoster@frenchamerican.org or visit our website.
Information & updates about the Foundation and its programs
Thank You!

Thank you to our incredible group of Young Leaders for participating in the 2020 seminar last week. In partnership with our sister organization in Paris, we welcomed the classes of 2019 and 2020 for a two-day virtual program on Zoom.

It was an exciting opportunity for the French and American classes to learn and grow from one another. A debrief of the seminar, which included guest speakers and Young Leader-led panels, will be available in the days to come. In the meantime, click here to see the new class of Young Leaders.

To our Young Leaders and alumni community - don't forget to register for our second Young Leaders Café next Thursday (October 29) at 1:00 pm EST. The event will feature 2019 Young Leader Kabir Sehgal, producer of the new HBO Documentary Fandango at the Wall, to discuss the film with a group from the creative team. Click here to learn more.

Young Leaders Café 2
Film Discussion: Fandango at the Wall
Thursday, October 29 at 1:00 pm EST

Please email Val Demuynck at vdemuynck@frenchamerican.org to RSVP.
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)
Rickey Bevington
Senior Anchor & Correspondent
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Young Leader '20

Rickey Bevington is an internationally recognized journalist and speaker who believes that well-informed citizens are the bedrock of democracy. Her 2017 TEDx talk “The Future Of News Media Is In Our Hands” empowers viewers to combat fake news. Based in Atlanta, Bevington is a mainstay with Georgians as local host of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Her radio and television stories have drawn honors from Edward R. Murrow Awards (2016, 2014), Southeast EMMYS (2014), Atlanta Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. Click here to read her full bio.

Q. You have spoken publicly about how trust between the news media and the public is in jeopardy, and how that can have dire consequences for our democracy. How do we begin to fix this? 

As I said in my 2017 TEDx talk, The Future of News Is In Our Hands, people’s declining trust in the news correlates with the implosion of revenue structures that sustained news for generations. Journalism’s business model is one place to start restoring trust.

Smart and talented media innovators around the globe are experimenting with new business models and technologies. We are witnessing rapid evolution in journalism. I’m awed by the trailblazers who are pouring time and treasure into preserving people’s access to information and meaningful storytelling.

All of us can be a part of the solution. Quality journalism costs money to produce. It’s a service worth investing in and it pays dividends by making your community and your country’s citizens more informed, engaged, and inspired. Consider subscribing to at least one commercial journalism outlet and donating to a non-profit information source. Subscriptions are also unique gifts you can give to friends and family.

Covid-19: France's Second Wave
"There have been at least 930,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus in France, according to the French government. As of Wednesday morning, 33,885 people had died. (...)"

"Doctors, nurses and other health workers – their faces covered with medical masks – waved banners and flags as they marched from the city’s Invalides monument to the Health Ministry in the 7th arrondissement (district). (...)"

"The streets of Paris and eight other French cities were deserted on Saturday night as a new curfew was enforced. The controversial overnight curfew is aimed at curbing the soaring Covid infection rate in France, which is one of Europe's coronavirus hotspots. (...)"

"Pour endiguer la seconde vague épidémique et éviter une saturation des hôpitaux, un couvre-feu est entré en vigueur, vendredi 16 octobre à minuit, en Ile-de-France et dans huit métropoles (Aix-Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Montpellier, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne et Rouen). Il concerne 19,2 millions de personnes, soit près de 30 % de la population française. (...)"