Lunch with the French Ambassador

His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States

Gérard Araud, France's Ambassador to the United States by The Chicago Council

France is the United States' oldest ally, and France and the United States have re-energized their relationship, tackling instability in the horn of Africa, fighting terrorism in Iraq, supporting negotiations toward a U.S.-European free trade agreement, and planning for a United Nations climate change summit in Paris in December, while working overtime to get a nuclear agreement with Iran. France and the United States’ cross-investment and trade are also vibrant. On the occasion of the Ambassador’s first visit to Chicago, join The Chicago Council and Ambassador Gérard Araud as he talks about the mounting security and economic challenges facing France and Europe and the importance of a vibrant US-French relationship.

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11:45 a.m.          Registration
12:00 p.m.          Remarks and Audience Q&A
1:15 p.m.            Adjournment