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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).

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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.

Date Event Speaker/Topic Venue
Jan 12, Thursday Business Meeting &
Luncheon, 12:30
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
France-Amérique
National Arts Club
Feb 28, Tuesday Luncheon, 12:30
Mardi Gras
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