A very productive visit!!
H.E. Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the US, visited Boston for two days last week. Enjoy the highlights of his time with us!
Ambassador Gérard Araud started his tour with a conference he gave at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.
He discussed French foreign policy since the election of President Emmanuel Macron with Professor Peter Hall and Professor Mary Lewis.
Ambassador Gérard Araud then launched the first European Pitch Battle at incubator MassChallenge in the Seaport District. NETVA 2017 Laureates competed against American and European startups.
At the Consul’s Residence in Cambridge, Ambassador Araud participated to a fundraising diner in favor of the Toulouse School of Economics with Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winners Jean Tirole (2014) and Eric Maskin (2007).
At WGBH, the Boston Public Radio, he was interviewed by Margery Eagan and Jim Braude. The recording took place at the Boston Public Library in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Ambassador Araud finally inaugurated the almost finished new building of the International School of Boston in Cambridge.
Students came singing and the Dassault Systèmes Foundation made a donation to the school for a new science lab.
Parents, administration, faculty and staff joined the ceremony as well as some members of the School Board.
On the first picture below, from left to right, Isabelle Estebe, Executive Director of the Dassault Systèmes Foundation, Thomas Renault, ISB Math Department Coordinator and Math teacher for Upper School, Ambassador Araud, Julien Trastour, Physics and Chemistry teacher for Upper & Middle Schoo,l Deborah Dean, Dassault Systèmes VP and Americas General Counsel, Philippe Suhas, President of the Board of the International School of Boston and Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston.
Parents, and ISB faculty and staff joined the ceremony as well as some members of the School Board.