The French-American Alliance in an America-First Era

April 12, 2018 - 10:30 am

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
In April 2018, President Donald Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron for the first state visit of the US president’s term. As these two unlikely partners meet again, the visit will signal a pivotal moment in the bilateral relationship between the United States and France that has matured markedly in the last decade. It could set the stage for continued deep cooperation that has flourished in recent years or preface a return to competitive rivalry in an occasionally tempestuous relationship between Washington and Paris.
On the occasion of the launch of Non-Resident Senior Fellow Jeff Lightfoot’s report “The French-American Alliance in an America-First Era,” the Future Europe Initiative will convene a panel of experts to discuss this forthcoming state visit as well as assess the outlook of the US-French relationship more broadly.

Confirmed speakers include:

H.E. Gérard Araud
Embassy of France in the United States

Dr. Frances Burwell
Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative
Atlantic Council

Ms. Susan Glasser
Staff Writer
The New Yorker

Mr. Pierre-Andre Imbert
Social Policy Advisor
Office of the President of the Republic of France

Mr. Jeffrey Lightfoot
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council