Oct 2018

Midterms 2018: A Turning Point for U.S. Foreign Policy?

Cercle de l'Union Interallié
33 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Paris 75008

8:30 am - 10:00 am

This event will be held in English

Join us for our inaugural event in our partnership with Institut Montaigne: an exclusive discussion on the foreign policy impact of the upcoming midterms with our panel of top U.S. policy experts. We will discuss the potential outcomes of the elections and what the preceding legislative agenda will bring. This is your opportunity to gain high-level insights into how and why November 2018 elections will impact transatlantic relations.


Dominique Moïsi

He is a visiting Research Professor at King’s College London and Special Advisor to Institut Montaigne. He is a founding member of the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), for which he worked as Deputy Director before being appointed Special Advisor. Dominique has lectured at Sciences Po, Harvard and at the College of Europe in Natolin.

Michel Duclos is a French diplomat, advising Institut Montaigne. He is the author of the policy paper “Syria: To End a Never-Ending War”, published by Institut Montaigne in June 2016. From 1984 to 1987 he held the position of Deputy Director of the Centre for Analysis, Planning and Strategy within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, between 2000 and 2002…

Maya Kandel is a policy analyst on the United States and Transatlantic relations. She currently holds a position at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Policy Planning. Previously she was a historian and researcher at the Observatory of American Politics at Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle. Prior to that, Kandel led the United States program at the Institute of Strategic Research for the Ecole Militaire (IRSEM),…

Torrey Taussig is a nonresident fellow in the Foreign Policy program’s Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings. In 2018-19, she is based in Berlin as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow. Taussig works on U.S. foreign policy, European and Asian security, authoritarian politics, and U.S.-Russia relations. Previously, Taussig was a pre- and post-doctoral fellow at the Brookings Institution.…