An Ambassador to the USA in the Trump Era

Wed, 2019-10-02 17:45 - 19:00

A conference with Gérard Araud, former Ambassador of France to the United States.

The event will take place in Chapsal Amphitheatre, 27 rue Saint Guillaume, Paris

Registration compulsory: RSVP online

Reflections of an Ambassador to the USA in the Trump Era

Gérard Araud has been Ambassador of France to the United States from 2014 to 2019. Over a distinguished career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he held various positions including Director General for Political Affairs and Security (2006-2009) and France's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (2009-2014). On Wednesday 2 October, he will offer to PSIA students an overview of his role and his career, focused on his overseas experience. 

Introduction by Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po

Moderation by Mark Maloney, Dean of PSIA

About Ambassador Gérard Araud

Gérard Araud, 66, a career diplomat, has retired in April 2019 from the French foreign service as Ambassador of France to the United States (2014-2019). He previously held numerous positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notably 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 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 recently in ‘’Commentaire’’, on the outbreak of WWI, on the treaty of Versailles and on the French foreign policy between 1919 and 1939, and another in ‘’Esprit’’, on the search for a new world order. He just published an article about the fall of the Roman Empire. After retiring, he has taken the position of Senior vice-President for strategy at Richard Attias and Associates in NYC.

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