CSM zaprasza na spotkanie pt. „Current state of transatlantic relations – French perspective”

Już w najbliższą środę (25.11) odbędzie się seminarium eksperckie z Francois Lafond – dyrektorem Paryskiego Biura German Marshall Fund of the United States.

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS is honoured to invite you to the expert seminar with François Lafond, Director of the Paris Office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States on

Current state of transatlantic relations

– French perspective.

Moderator: Eugeniusz Smolar

Wednesday, 25 November 2009 at 11:00

Center for International Relations

25 Emilii Plater Street, Warsaw

Please confirm your participation by Tuesday, the 24th of November via e-mail: info(at)csm.org.pl or phone: 022 646 5267

The seminar will be held in English.

Francois Lafond is the director of the Paris office director of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (since July 2008). Most recently, François Lafond was a special advisor of the Italian Minister for Regional Affairs and Local Autonomies, responsible for international relations of the think tank Glocus in Roma, and associate professor at the Centre for European Studies of Sciences-Po Paris (2001-). Previously, he was special adviser of the Italian undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs (2006-7), deputy director of Policy Network in London (2003-6), researcher and then deputy secretary general of the think tank Notre Europe in Paris (1999-2003), then chaired by Jacques Delors, and research associate at the European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre in Florence (1995-99). Lafond hold a diploma from Institut d’études politiques de Grenoble and has 3 master’s degrees in political science, public law and European studies. He is also a former trainee from the European Commission in Brussels (1990). François Lafond has published on European policy issues including biotechnology, bioethics, and food safety, and on European regulatory affairs. He is also a regular collaborator of the daily Italian Newspaper Europa on French politics.