• Are the Seeds of Economic Crisis in American Culture?

    July 07 2009, 17:30 - 17:30
    Location: Cercle de l’Union Interalliée

    American Club of Paris Symposium: “Are the Seeds of the Economic Crisis in American Culture”, a Franco-American cultural perspective on the current crisis
    Tuesday July 7, 2009  at 5:30 p.m. 
    The American Club of Paris has the pleasure of inviting you to an innovative cultural and economic Symposium under the auspices of the American Embassy, on the theme:
    “Are the Seeds of the Economic Crisis in American Culture”
    From a fresh, original and thought-provoking cultural angle, high profile American and French economists, sociologists, historians, authors and journalists will address the deep challenges facing the world today. 
    In two different panels, they will exchange viewpoints and go beyond economic outlines to draw fascinating links to American culture. 
    Why the crisis? Can one speak of “the cultural roots” of the crisis? Will it lead to structural and societal changes? Does the resilience to rebound lie within the American Culture?  Is a “cultural revolution” in the making?
    Guest Speakers:
    Anne Cohen-Solal, Academic and Author;Laurent Cohen-Tanugi Lawyer, Essayist and Economist; Bruce Crumley Time Magazine Correspondent in Paris; Jean-Pierre Dupuy Philosopher, Social/Political Theorist and Author; Caroline Ervin OECD Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs; Marc Fumaroli Historian and Member of the Académie Française; Jean-Claude Gruffat President of AmCham and Citi Country Corporate; John Harris CEO Nestlé Water; Alan Riding Author, New York Times European Cultural Correspondent for 12 years; Jean-François Rischard  Former Vice-President of the World Bank, Author; Celeste Schenck Dean and Provost American University of Paris; Alison Smale Executive Director of the International Herald Tribune; Guy Sorman Author, Economist, Columnist The Wall Street Journal; Seth Winnick US Embassy in Paris Economic Counselor; Moderator : Michel Ogrizek International Consultant and John Fredenberger, lawyer
    A cocktail reception and live jazz will follow. Participants will be able to discuss freely with guest speakers and purchase their latest works. 

    Debates will be held in English.
    Venue: Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, 34, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris. 
    Member Participation Fee: € 39 – Guest Participation: € 45
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