Lecture with Dr. Justin Vaïsse
The BMW Center for German and European Studies
invites you to:
Eight Reasons We Can’t Trust the French
A lecture by:
Dr. Justin Vaisse
Director General of the Paris Peace Forum
Reception to Follow
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Georgetown Alumni House
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eight-reasons-we-cant-trust-the-french-tickets-78083334355
Justin Vaïsse reflects on the history and essence of France and America as mirror images of each other, and asks what makes France the closest and dearest rival of America. The lecture is a homage to historian Richard Kuisel, the pre-eminent historian of French-American relations.
Justin Vaïsse is a French historian who served as Director of Policy Planning at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2019 after being a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution for six years. At the request of President Emmanuel Macron, he set up the Paris Peace Forum in 2018, an annual event which promotes new rules and solutions to address global challenges, and currently serves as its Director General. Dr. Vaïsse is the author or co-author of numerous books on the United States, including Neoconservatism – The Biography of a Movement (Harvard University Press, 2010) and Zbigniew Brzezinski, America’s Grand Strategist (HUP, 2018).
This event is supported by the Michael C. Olshausen Lecture Fund and by the French Embassy in the U.S.