Déc 2018

Societal Fractions and Divides: How can Europe and the U.S. Overcome Common Challenges?

Pavillon Ledoyen 8 Avenue Dutuit, 75008 Paris

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event will be held in English.

From the rise of populism and racism, to religious extremism and an increase in antisemitism, societies on both sides of the Atlantic are experiencing deep fractions and divides. How can Europe, and France in particular, work together with the U.S. to overcome these challenges? What lies ahead for both populations?

AmCham France, the AJC and Institut Montaigne have joined together for a special event to discuss these themes and more. Our special guest is David Harris, CEO of AJC who is exceptionally visiting France (click here for his full biography).


This event will be held under Chatham House Rule.


David Harris

David Harris has led AJC since 1990. Described by the late Israeli President Shimon Peres as the “foreign minister of the Jewish people,” he has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most prestigious forums. 

James McAuley

James McAuley, Paris correspondent for the Washington Post. He focuses on French and European politics and culture. He studied at the University of Oxford and at Harvard University.

Nicolas Bauquet

Nicolas Bauquet is Director of Studies at Institut Montaigne. He joined Institut Montaigne in September 2018 as Director of Studies. Previously, he served as chief of the culture, research and higher education section at the French Office in Taipei, for the French ministry of foreign affairs. 

Simone Rodan-Benzaquen

Simone Rodan-Benzaquen is Director of AJC Europe. She oversees AJC’s offices in Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Rome, and Central Europe. She also serves as Director of AJC Paris. Prior to coming to AJC, she served as an adviser to Francois Zimeray, then-Ambassador for Human Rights in the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.