An Ambassadorial Conversation on Global Affairs

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His Excellency Gérard Araud
Ambassador of France to the United States

The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute


His Excellency Gérard Araud was appointed ambassador of France to the United States in September 2014. A career diplomat, he previously held numerous positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, including director for strategic affairs, security and disarmament (2000-2003); ambassador of France to Israel (2003-2006); director general for political affairs and security (2006-2009); and permanent representative of France to the United Nations (2009-2014).

The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian served in the U.S. Foreign Service for eight presidents, from John F. Kennedy to William J. Clinton (1962-1994). Prior to his nomination by President Clinton as U.S. ambassador to Israel (1993-1994), he was assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in both the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations (1991-1993). He was the U.S. ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic (1988-1991). He also served as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and deputy press secretary for foreign affairs in the White House (1985-1986). After his retirement from government service in 1994, Djerejian became the director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

This discussion covered a range of current topics of interest to both the United States and France. A question-and-answer session followed.





Group(s): Baker Institute


Wed, April 22, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005
United States

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