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APRIL 9, 2014

France Honors Dr. James E. Rothman with the Legion of Honor

By French Culture

On April 4, 2014, the rank of officer of the Legion of Honor was conferred by Ambassador François Delattre on Dr. James E. Rothman, an exceptional scientist whose complex work focuses on the essential biochemical communication inside the body.

APRIL 8, 2014

France Honors H. George Fletcher with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

By French Culture

On March 6, 2014, H. George Fletcher, a bibliophile who began collecting books at 15, was conferred the medal of chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by Cultural Counselor Antonin Baudry. The convivial occasion was held among family, friends, and colleagues in the Grolier Club’s Rare Book Room which features a permanent display of historic book bindings, including a work by Jean Grolier.

APRIL 7, 2014

France Honors Tom Kaplan with the Legion of Honor

By French Culture

An especially joyous mood filled the reception hall where Tom Kaplan, Chairman of the 92Y, stood beside Ambassador François Delattre to receive the insignia of the Legion of Honor last March 5th, amidst family, friends, and colleagues. A keen entrepreneur who is passionate about affairs ranging from endangered animals to international relations, Mr. Kaplan spoke profoundly about some of these issues, including his close ties to France.

DECEMBER 12, 2013

France Honors Francine LeFrak with the Legion of Honor

By French Culture

Francine LeFrak received the insignia of the Legion of Honor on November 26 at a ceremony held at the French Consulate. Ambassador François Delattre who presided at the ceremony, emphasized not only Ms. LeFrak’s distinguished work as an advocate for humanitarian causes but also her generosity toward French and American cultural endeavors.

NOVEMBER 20, 2013

France Honors Howard Rodman

By French Culture

Hollywood and France came together in one big celebration last October 31st ceremony honoring screenwriter and WGAW Vice President Howard A. Rodman with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

NOVEMBER 18, 2013

Columbia Maison Francaise Centennial Remarks by Shanny Peer

By French Culture

On November 7th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy hosted the final event in the celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Columbia University’s Maison Française. At the reception, Shanny Peer, Director of the Maison Française gave the following remarks.

NOVEMBER 18, 2013

Columbia Centennial Celebration Remarks by Ambassador François Delattre

By French Culture

On the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of Columbia University’s Maison Française Ambassador François Delattre, French Ambassador to the U.S, was honored with the first Columbia University Maison Française Centennial Medal.

NOVEMBER 18, 2013

Columbia Centennial Celebration Speech by Antonin Baudry

By French Culture

On November 7th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy hosted the final event in the celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Columbia University’s Maison Française. During this reception, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, delivered the following speech.

OCTOBER 31, 2013

Raymond Aron Lecture Dinner

By French Culture

On October 28, 2013, the Maison Française, hosted a lecture and dinner with Raymond Aron. On this occasion, François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States addressed the audience with the following speech.

OCTOBER 31, 2013

France Honors Richard Sandor

By French Culture

On October 25, 2013, François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States bestowed the insignia of the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur on Richard Sandor in a ceremony held in Chicago.

OCTOBER 31, 2013

Convention and Annual meeting of the Federation of Alliances Françaises

By French Culture

Convention and annual meeting of the Federation of Alliances Françaises, Chicago, October 25, 2013.

JULY 12, 2013

France Honors Matt Madden

By French Culture

On Thursday evening July 11, Cultural Counselor Antonin Baudry bestowed the insignia of the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres on American comic book writer and artist Matt Madden, in a ceremony held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

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