Future Europe Initiative
France: Europe’s Swing State

Remarks from France:
Dr. Dominique Moïsi
Senior Counsellor
Institute Montaigne

Introduced by:
  Mr. Damon Wilson 
Executive Vice President, Programs and Strategy 
Atlantic Council

A conversation with:
Dr. Frances Burwell
Vice President, European Union and Special Initiatives
Atlantic Council

Mr. Jérémie Gallon
Senior Fellow, Future Europe Initiative
Atlantic Council

Mr. Jeff Lightfoot
Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

  Dr. Richard Wike
Director, Global Attitudes Research
Pew Research Center

Moderated by:

Ms. Sonia Dridi
Freelance Correspondent
M6info, RTBF, BFMTV, and France24

As the United States emerges from its election and prepares for a Trump Presidency, the transatlantic community is now watching France in the run-up to its 2017 presidential election, which could produce the next major shift in the transatlantic political landscape. 

France has the potential to play a catalytic role in shaping the transatlantic future at a time when the futures of the European Union and NATO are in question. Join us for a discussion that will gather French and American policy leaders to strategize how to strengthen France domestically and reinforce French leadership and French-American cooperation as a force for unity, stability, and prosperity across the wider transatlantic community. 

This event accompanies the release of “France: Europe’s Swing State: Foreign Policy Begins at Home”, a policy paper authored by Atlantic Council Senior Fellows Jérémie Gallon and Jeff Lightfoot.   

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