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Thank you, John. You have put together an elegant gathering of interesting people and activities. –Dale Gaber

I wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed participating in the PAC Mardi Apéro meetings these last few weeks. So very kind of you to include me among this dynamic, inspiring and caring group of people ~ I’ve learned so many new and interesting things and am grateful for this unique opportunity. Yesterday’s presentation and discussion with Bénédicte  de Montlaur was absolutely fantastic.
–Mollie Hinckley

Past Events 2024

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 New Member Reception

The President and Board of Directors of the Paris American Club
thank those of you who joined recently and were delighted to welcome you to the
New Member Reception
Tuesday, May 14th
Château Village, 1 Minetta STREET, Apt 2E

There was a brief presentation on the State of the Club, personal introductions by each new member, Q & A, and open forum for exchanging ideas, followed by a buffet supper. Pastries compliments of member Hanafi Hadjeres.


Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 7:15 – 8:45 pm | Cocktail Dînatoire, Congratulations Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Awardees | Café Un, Deux, Trois | 123 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

We joined in congratulating this year’s awardees:

Fabrizio Dimino – Master’s degree in financial technology and analytics at the Stevens Institute of TechnologyInwoo Kim – Dual Degree Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po in economics, politics, and governmentElena Muglia – Dual Degree Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po in political scienceAditya Reddy – Master’s degree in finance at the Stevens Institute of TechnologyAlex Heng Hao Zhang Dual Degree Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po in economics and political science

For those unable to attend, please consider a donation to the Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation.

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Dear PAC Board Members and dsear Ellie,

Thank you for your renewed $1,000 contribution to our foundation, which was presented to me on May 7th during the scholarship awards reception at
Cafe Un, Deux, Trois.

Please be assured that each penny in the Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation’s coffers is used for the well-being of our students. We will continue our mission and our strategic plan is driven by the following aspirations: student centric, excellence in all we do, impact through collaboration,  and strengthened reputation and prestige.

The white rose presented to each scholarship recipient on the May 7 event added a romantic note to the event. It was in exquisite taste.

Thank you Paris American Club, thank you, John, Cathleen, Beth, and Ellie for being there with our students that evening.


Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm | April in Paris Soirée | Boucherie Union Square | 225 Park Avenue South (between E 18th & 19th Streets), New York, NY 10003

Members and their guests attended our festive spring event: “April in Paris,” where a selection of French wines, une planche de charcuterie et de fromage, tartare de thon, tartelettes au chèvre, shrimp cocktail, and beef sliders were served.


April 9, 2024 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Après-work Apéro | Café Un, Deux, Trois | 123 West 44th Street, New York, NY


Members and friends got together for a casual apéro and hors d’ouvres. This was also an opportunity to practice one’s possibly fractured français.

Registration includes hors d’oeuvres and wine. As usual, Manager Pablo Manzo and his staff were very generous.



Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 7:00 pm |Dinner | National Arts Club | 15 Gramercy Park South (East 20th St)

Clémence Boulouque

Clémence’s topic was Audrey Hepburn and the Mystery of Grace.

A graduate from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the ESSEC Business School, Boulouque spent some time in a recruiting firm before moving to New York City for the first time, where she won a Fulbright scholarship and studied for a master’s degree in international relations at the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University (2001–2002).

After returning to France, Boulouque devoted herself to writing, journalism, and literary criticism from 2002 to 2007. In 2003, she wrote her first novel, Mort d’un silence, in which she tells the long ordeal that she and her family lived when her father committed suicide. The book was awarded with the Prix Fénéon in the same year.  She wrote in particular for the French magazines Le Figaro littéraire, Transfuge, and Lire. She regularly intervened as a chronicler in the program Tout arrive [fr] by Arnaud Laporte on France Culture. She was the producer of the series of programs such as À voix nue with Toni Morrison or Amos Oz, as well as a summer series about Marguerite Yourcenar. In 2005, William Karel directed the film adaptation of her first novel, titled La Fille du juge.

Boulouque returned to the United States in 2008 and was awarded a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies and History from New York University in 2014. Afterwards, Boulouque completed her postdoctoral training at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies of the University of Pennsylvania, where she joined the New Perspectives on the Origins, Context and Diffusion of the Academic Study of Judaism fellowship (2014–2015). She currently teaches as the Carl and Bernice Witten Associate Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia. Her courses of instruction include religion and the movies as well as Masterpieces of Western Literature and Philosophy.


Tuesday, February 13, 2024 | 7:00 pm|Raclette Dinner

Léna Wine Bar |10 Morton Street (btw Bleecker & Seventh Ave) | New York, NY 10014

Our intrepid members braved the weather, after all, what’s un peu de neige! After a plate of escargots, foie gras and roasted brie, we made raclette (a dish consisting of cheese melted over a fire and then scraped onto boiled potatoes) in this casual, intimate West Village wine bar.

Léna’s owner Pierre and his staff actually did all the work!




Tuesday, January 9, 2024 | 7:00 pm | Dinner and Annual Meeting | National Arts Club | 15 Gramercy Park South (East 20th St), New York, NY 10003

We took a look at what has been happening with our club over the past year and met some of our new board members for the 2024-26 term. See report on the homepage of this website.