Gérard Araud, Ambassador to the US, to Visit New England [fr]

On February 10th, the Ambassador of France to the United States, Gérard Araud, will give a talk at Wellesley College and later attend a panel discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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On February 10th, Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, will give a talk at the Newhouse Center of Wellesley College at 10:30 am entitled "French Foreign Policy in an Unstable World". He will later this day attend a panel discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School from 4 pm to 6 pm dedicated to the question: "Will Renewables Renew Democracy?". There he will give a special welcome and make an address discussing the crucial stakes tackled during the COP 21 climate talks.

The Wellesley event is free and open to the general public.
Where: Newhouse Center for The Humanities, Wellesley College.
When: February 10th, 10:30 am.
For more information click here.

The Harvard Kennedy School event is free and open to the general public.
Where: Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor of the Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School.
When: February 10th, 4 pm. Doors will open at 3:45 pm.
For more information click here.

About Gérard Araud
Gérard Araud, 62, a career diplomat, was appointed Ambassador of France to the United States in September 2014. He previously held numerous positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, notably that of Director for Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament (2000-2003), Ambassador of France to Israel (2003-2006), Director General for Political Affairs and Security (2006-2009), and, most recently, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in New York (2009-2014).

Over the course of his career, Mr. Araud has developed specialized knowledge in two key areas: the Middle East and Strategic & Security issues. As regards the latter, he was the French negotiator on the Iranian nuclear issue from 2006 to 2009. In New York, at the Security Council, he notably contributed to the adoption of resolutions on Libya (1970 and 1973), Côte d’Ivoire (1975), the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and the Central African Republic, and participated in debates on the Syrian and Ukrainian crises.

He has written numerous journal articles, including a recent paper published in ‘’Commentaire’’ that is dealing with the outbreak of World War II and French foreign policy between 1919 and 1939, and another one in ‘’Esprit’’ analysing the different prospects to establish a new world order. He is currently working on an article about the Treaty of Versailles.

Dernière modification : 11/02/2016

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