February 2, 2017 Luncheon
12:30–2 pm, National Arts Club
Guest Speaker: Guy Sorman, France-Amérique
Guy Sorman is a leading French intellectual and author, who has written more than 25 books on social, economic, and global affairs.
In 2013, Dr. Sorman became president of the monthly magazine France-Amérique, building on a long career in publishing. (France-Amérique offers a 15% discount on subscriptions to Paris American Club members through our business partner outreach, request code to subscribe.)
Sorman received PhD degrees from the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris in 1964 and from the National School for Oriental Civilization in 1965 before attending the National School of Public Administration (ENA) from 1966-1969. From 1970 to 2000, Dr. Sorman was a professor at Paris University, Institute of political sciences, teaching economics and political philosophy. He has also served as a visiting scholar with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
In 1979, Dr. Sorman founded International Action against Hunger, of which he is honorary president. Since 2004, he has been a member of the French National Commission for Human Rights. Dr. Sorman has served in political capacities currently as Chairman of the Boulogne-Billancourt’s Economic council and previously as the city’s Deputy-Mayor in charge of culture and science; economic adviser to the French Minister for foreign affairs and the Prime Minister of France; and chair of the India France Economic Council.
Dr. Sorman has received the highest distinctions in France (Légion d’honneur), Brazil (Southern Cross), Argentina (Order of May), and Spain (Excelencia Europae).
Donate to the Paris American Club’s Educational Fund, to benefit the School for International Studies, New York City’s first public high school featuring a French Dual Language 6-12 International Baccalaureate program, created in partnership with the French Embassy and French American Cultural Exchange (FACE Foundation).
Calendar of Meetings 2017
The Club is proposing more evening events in 2017, to attract members who find it difficult to get away from the office during the day for Thursday luncheons.
|Jan 12, Thursday||Business Meeting &
Galette des Rois
|Celhia de Lavarène, UN Peacekeeping Missions & Robert Hansen, School for Int’l Studies||National Arts Club|
|Feb 2, Thursday||Luncheon, 12:30||Guy Sorman
|National Arts Club|
|Feb 28, Tuesday||Luncheon, 12:30
|Dr. Irene Finel-Honigman, Columbia U.||National Arts Club|
|March 21, Tuesday||Reception, 7:00||New Members||Private Residence|
|April 4, Tuesday||Dinner, 7:00||Dean Foster, Cross Cultural Associates||National Arts Club|
|May 4, Thursday||Luncheon, 12:30||National Arts Club|
|June 6, Tuesday||Dinner, 7:00||Cabaret français||National Arts Club|
|July 11, Tuesday||Pre-Bastille Happy Hour, 6-8||TBD|
|Sept 7, Thursday||Luncheon, 12:30||National Arts Club|
|Oct 3, Tuesday||Dinner, 7:00||National Arts Club|
|Nov 7, Tuesday||Soirée 7-10||TBD|
|Nov 16, Thursday||Beaujolais Nouveau 6-8||French-American Chamber of Commerce||TBD|
|Dec 5, Tuesday||Dinner, 7:00||National Arts Club|