The 2014-2015 season

  • Conferences@934: Screening and Debate with Luc Hardy

    In anticipation of the global summit on Climate that will be held in Paris next December (COP21), the Consulate General of France in New York wished to organize a series of talks on climate change and the environment. After last month’s presentation by Ms. Laurence Tubiana, Luc Hardy has presented us his documentary, In the Pursuit of Endurance, which documents the effects of climate disruptions in Antarctica.

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  • Conferences@934: Climate Challenge: Towards a Transformation of our Economies

    A few months before the United Nations Climate Change Conference which will be held in Paris in December 2015 (COP21), the Ambassador and Special Representative of Laurent Fabius for COP21, Laurence Tubiana, is traveling the world to make the upcoming event a success.

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  • Conferences@934: Climate change: America’s stance before the Paris summit

    The United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris next December will be a decisive step in our global fight against climate change because it aims at striking a global climate agreement enabling us to limit global warming to below 2°C. Building on the work carried out at COP20 in Lima, a certain number of crucial decisions must be made.

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  • Conferences@934: The USA and Europe in 2030: Challenges, Threats and Strategies

    French economist Jacques Attali has given his insights on the upcoming challenges for Europe and the United States in the years to come, pointing out the threats and discuss strategies to be adopted.

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  • Conferences@934: French and American Politics in the Middle-East since 2003

    In September 2014, President François Hollande announced during the NATO Summit that France would take part in the coalition against ISIS, at the request of and in coordination with the Iraqi government.
    A decade after Minister Dominique de Villepin’s speech at the United Nations, France will intervene in Iraq alongside the United States to combat the terrorist organization. For ten years, the foreign policies of our two nations in the Middle East have been a benchmark to assess the proximity, but also the discrepancies, which have manifested themselves between France and the United States.
    For this second conference co-organized with the French-American Global Forum, Professor Robert Jervis, specialist of the CIA and political psychology, and Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose will explore the different aspects of French-American cooperation in the Middle East.

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  • Conferences@934: Assessing the First Months of the Modi Government in India

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the last general elections, in May 2014, with an absolute majority thanks to the popularity of its leader, Narendra Modi. Six months after the formation of the new government a first assessment of its economic and foreign policies can be attempted.

    Has India changed its course as dramatically as some of the supporters and opponents of Modi expected? In which areas have the transformations been the most dramatic?

    This presentation will focus on the one hand on the relations of India with the other BRICS countries, Japan and the United States, and on the other on the lessons which can be drawn from the last budget, the attitude of India vis-à-vis the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the liberalization reforms.

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  • Conferences@934: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

    Under negotiation for over a year, the Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement project between the European Union and the United States. If successful, this project will establish the largest free-exchange zone in History and will have significant impact on the daily life of European and American citizens.

    This second Conference@934 of the 2014-2015 season will allow each of us to understand the challenges and driving forces underlying such a treaty.

    Over the course of five years as European Trade Commissioner and eight years spent at the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Pascal Lamy was a privileged witness of the trade and economic changes experienced in the European Union and the rest of the world. In conversation with Bill Saporito, a business journalist for TIME magazine, Pascal Lamy will give us his insights on the upcoming agreement as well as the challenges that globalization represents for France, Europe and the United States.

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  • Conferences@934: The Future of Media in the Digital Age

    After thirteen years spent leading Le Monde into new directions, alongside Alain Minc and Edwy Plenel, Jean-Marie Colombani left the newspaper in 2007. He then decided to turn the page and focus on internet-based journalism. As someone who left the Old World for the new one, he talked about how he experienced this transition. With high confidence in the future, particularly the future of web-journalism, he will explain how this profession was transformed in the digital era, an age of interactivity and immediacy. With Eric Alterman, a specialist of American media, he will explore the new relationships that new technologies have established between the press and its readers, but will also discuss the more traditional issue of the ties between journalists and power.

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