Franco-American Thursdays Ahead of the Midterms

Franco-American Thursdays

Columbia Global Centers | Paris, Columbia’s Alliance Program, and Institut Montaigne partnered to organize four webinar sessions ahead of the 2022 midterm elections in the United States. The aim of this partnership was to bring together French and US experts to discuss the major issues facing our societies against the backdrop of the election. Together, our institutions identified topics of mutual interest: the state of the global economy, transatlantic relationship in the context of the war in Ukraine, climate change and the energy crisis, and a conclusive session after the midterm results analyzing their implications on the future of transatlantic relations.

Analyses of all four sessions are available on Institut Montaigne's website.

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October 6th | An Eye on the Economy

The global economy is facing an uncertain outlook. How can governments across both sides of the pond protect purchasing power and industrial sovereignty, while acting against rising inflation rates?

Éric Chaney, Institut Montaigne's Economic Advisor

Pierre-André Chiappori, E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider Professor of Economics, Columbia University

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October 20th | Transatlantic Relations After Ukraine

How has the Ukraine war impacted the transatlantic relationship? And with Beijing's support of Moscow heightening concerns about Chinese influence, how will  French and US foreign policy react?

Georgina Wright, Senior Fellow, Director of the Europe Program, Institut Montaigne

Alexander Cooley, Claire Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and Director of Columbia University's Harriman Institute

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November 3rd | Energy and Climate Focus

Against the backdrop of a global energy crisis, how have President Biden and President Macron’s administrations responded to increasing climate risks?

Cécile Maisonneuve, Senior Fellow at Institut Montaigne

Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia | SIPA.

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November 10th | Closing Session

An analysis of the midterm results, highlighting the main conclusions of our cycle and their impact on transatlantic ties.

Dominique Moïsi, Special Advisor for Geopolitics at Institut Montaigne

Robert Shapiro, Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

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