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December 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

A Conversation with Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the U.S


December 16, 2019
4:30 pm


Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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During his first visit to Miami, the French Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Philippe Etienne, will give a lecture on December 16 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Books and Books Coral Gables.

During this lecture entitled “G7: What has been achieved by the French Presidency?“, the Ambassador will discuss challenges in international trade, gender inequality, environment, and protection of the oceans and biodiversity with Senior Fellow David Kramer, Director of European and International Studies.


The Ambassador:

Philippe Etienne is the Ambassador of France to the United States.

He previously held numerous posts within the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, notably including Ambassador of France to Romania (2002-2005), Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs (2007-2009), Permanent Representative of France to the European Union (2009-2014), Ambassador of France to Germany (2014-2017) and most recently, Diplomatic Adviser to the President (2017-2019).

Philippe Etienne is an expert on the European Union and continental Europe. He has held posts in Moscow, Belgrade, Bucharest, Bonn, Berlin and Brussels. He has also served as an adviser in the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs on several occasions.

A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (“Voltaire” Class, 1980), Philippe Etienne also holds the Agrégation (teaching diploma) in Mathematics, has a degree in Economics and is a graduate of the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Serbo-Croatian).

He speaks English, German, Spanish, Russian and Romanian.

He is an Officer of the Legion of Honor and a Commander of the National Order of Merit.


The Conversant: 

Senior Fellow David J. Kramer

Ambassador Etienne will exchange with David J. Kramer of the Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, where he is Director of the European & Eurasian Studies Program and Senior Fellow in the Vaclav Havel Program on Human Rights and Diplomacy. Previously, Kramer worked in Washington, DC for 24 years, including as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and President of Freedom House. A native of Massachusetts, Kramer received his M.A. in Soviet Studies from Harvard University and his B.A. in Soviet Studies and Political Science from Tufts University.





This event is presented in partnership with Consulate general of France in Miami