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France in an Era of Transatlantic Uncertainty

In a decisive election year, will France’s resilience contribute to stopping the looming unraveling of the West? Leading French historian Frédéric Bozo and Georgetown University professor, Dr. Charles A. Kupchan discuss France’s international role in an era of transatlantic uncertainty, Europe’s ongoing crisis, and the country’s domestic challenges. The two will discuss Dr. Bozo’s two recently published books, A History of the Iraq Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003, the first archive-based, historical study of the transatlantic spat over Iraq, which sheds new light on the dynamics that led to the US-led war and its international consequences; and French Foreign Policy Since 1945: An Introduction, which offers a synthetic narrative of France’s international policy from the aftermath of the Second World War to the present.”

Date & Time

Mar. 27, 2017
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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France in an Era of Transatlantic Uncertainty

In a decisive election year, will France’s resilience contribute to stopping the looming unraveling of the West? Leading French historian Frédéric Bozo and Georgetown University professor, Dr. Charles A. Kupchan discuss France’s international role in an era of transatlantic uncertainty, Europe’s ongoing crisis, and the country’s domestic challenges. The two will discuss Dr. Bozo’s two recently published books, A History of the Iraq Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991-2003, the first archive-based, historical study of the transatlantic spat over Iraq, which sheds new light on the dynamics that led to the US-led war and its international consequences; and French Foreign Policy Since 1945: An Introduction, which offers a synthetic narrative of France’s international policy from the aftermath of the Second World War to the present.”

Dr. Frédéric Bozo is a professor of French history at the Sorbonne. His focus is primarily on French foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations and Cold War history. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the Institut francais des relations internationals, where his focus is on Atlantic and European security issues. He was previously a professor at the University of Marne-la-Vallee and associate professor the University of Paris X-Nanterre.

Dr. Charles A. Kupchan is a professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2014-2017, Kupchan served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Council in the Obama White House. He was also Director for European Affairs on the NSC during the first Clinton administration.


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