Former President of France & President of Foundation La France s’engage, François Hollande’s visit to Boston!
Mr. François Hollande started his visit at the Residence de France in Cambridge for a dinner with the Mayor of Boston, Mr. Marty J. Walsh, Massachusetts Attorney General, Mrs. Maura Healey and Professors from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Legitimacy, civic engagement, and inclusion were all part of the discussion as they are key concepts in today’s world.
From left to right (Mr. Marty J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston, Mr. François Hollande, Former president of France, and Mr. Arnaud Mentré, Consul General of France in Boston)
The next morning, Mr. François Hollande met with Julie Battilana, professor at the Harvard Business School, and visited the "Social Innovation & Change” Initiative that she promotes at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Francois Hollande gave the closing remarks at the 2019 European Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School.
The European Conference of 2019 was the seventh edition of this major North American annual event dedicated to Europe and transatlantic relations. It is convened by students from Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, Harvard College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
The event was sold out with over 300 attendees.
"La Mondialisation à atteint son point maximale, nous allons pouvoir revenir vers des États Nations et notamment vers l’Europe." - François Hollande
The former President’s visit ended with an open discussion with local French-American Economic actors, as well as the French Community of New England at the French Cultural Center.
Check out Mr. François Hollande’s full keynote address at the 2019 European Conference!