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Young Leaders | Private event

Date: Tuesday, April 27 at 1:00 pm ET
Description: Young Leaders and alumni, in participation with their French counterparts, are invited to come together to discuss the current state of the arts and culture sector, how careers in the arts have both evolved and been impacted by Covid-19, and the outlook for the arts in 2021 in both France and the US.


  • China Moses '13, Professional vocalist, songwriter, music producer, and television and radio host.
  • Elizabeth Askren '14, Conductor and Artistic Director.
  • Lane Harwell '14, Program Officer, Creativity and Free Expression at the Ford Foundation, and former dancer.
  • Marina Chiche '20, French violinist, soloist and chamber musician.

While this cafe will feature participants with backgrounds and expertise in the arts, Young Leaders and alumni from all sectors are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Katie DeMallie at kdemallie@frenchamerican.org.

The Young Leaders Café series is exclusive to Young Leaders and alumni. Featuring a different topic of interest every one to two months, it is an informal online gathering for individuals from different class years to see each other on screen, share thoughts, and learn something new.
Public policy | Open to the public

Date: Wednesday, May 12 at 1:00 pm ET
Description: Our guest speaker will discuss the decade since the Arab Spring in 2011 and the trends that will shape this region and its relations with the United States and Europe.
Speaker: Michele Dunne, Director of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.
Moderator: Jamil Musa, a National Defense Fellow assigned to the International Security Program at Harvard Kennedy School and 2013 Young Leader.
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)
Chief Strategy Officer and a founding member of Mogul & Transatlantic Forum Member.

Q1/You’re the Chief Strategy Officer and a founding member of Mogul, a company that provides tools for individuals & organizations to achieve optimal productivity & growth. Mogul was named one of the Most Exciting Startups of 2016 by Business Insider, one of the Top NYC Startups to Watch by Entrepreneur Magazine, one of the Best Websites for Finding Top Talent by Inc. Magazine, and one of the Top Websites for Marketing Your Company Online by Forbes. Can you tell us more about Mogul and why you decided to create this company?  

"We started Mogul so that diverse talent could share their stories with each other, act as a support system for one another, and learn from each other so all can achieve their full potential. Back when we started years ago, when you Googled the word “Mogul,” the first 6 pages of search results listed “Warren Buffett,” “Donald Trump”, “Rupert Murdoch.” But now, when you Google “Mogul,” we are the number one search result. We’ve redefined the word “Mogul” forever after to be attributable to all. For anyone to know that they can be a Mogul too.

Q2/ While at the Luxury Education Foundation, you worked with all major luxury houses such as Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Hermes, etc., to foster connections with top talent. Can you describe how those professional experiences helped you to create your company? 

While working at the Luxury Education Foundation, I was networking and meeting someone new almost every day for breakfast before work, lunch, and after work for a drink. My goal was to learn from as many people as possible and create connections in the hopes of figuring out my next step for my career and how to further progress. During this time, I was introduced to Tiffany Pham, the Founder & CEO of Mogul. We met for a tea soon after she had just launched Mogul and as she described her vision, I was so compelled by it that I asked her if there was anything at all I could do to help. She wound up offering me a consulting position and I started consulting with her part-time at first as a side gig. This quickly turned into a full-time opportunity and I wound up joining the team full-time shortly thereafter. It was a truly pivotal moment in my career which was preceded by a lot of meetings, networking, and hard work. (...)"

Derek Chauvin Verdict
"The nation is still abuzz Wednesday after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The verdict, which found Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after he knelt on Floyd for more than nine minutes last May, set off celebrations nationwide filled with tears, hugs and relief. (...)"

"Des rassemblements spontanés ont eu lieu mardi dans plusieurs grandes villes des Etats-Unis à l’annonce de la condamnation du policier responsable de la mort de George Floyd. Le policier blanc Derek Chauvin a été déclaré coupable du meurtre de George Floyd, mardi 20 avril. Une « victoire pour la justice » selon la famille du quadragénaire noir, dont l’homicide l’an dernier à Minneapolis est devenu le symbole des brutalités policières contre les minorités aux Etats-Unis. (...)"

"THE PRESIDENT: Today, a jury in Minnesota found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May.
It was a murder in the full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism the Vice President just referred to — the systemic racism that is a stain our nation’s soul; the knee on the neck of justice for Black Americans; the profound fear and trauma, the pain, the exhaustion that Black and brown Americans experience every single day. (...)"

Photo Credit: The New Yorker
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French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
A Transatlantic Festival
Liberté d’expression, Free Speech, and “Cancel Culture” 
Fri, Apr 23–Sun, Apr 25

Online • In English
Free and open to all

Co-presented by La Maison française of NYU, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
This April, three leading French cultural organizations based in New York are bringing together more than a dozen thinkers from the US and France for a transatlantic festival investigating the state of liberté d’expression or free speech in the age of what has been called “cancel culture.” Learn more.