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.
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.
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.
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.
Convention and annual meeting of the Federation of Alliances Françaises, Chicago, October 25, 2013.
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.
Four remarkable educators deeply passionate about international collaboration received the insignia of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques on June 18th in a ceremony held at Yale University that was co-hosted by French Cultural Counselor Antonin Baudry and Ian Shapiro, director of Yale's MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
On June 19, 2013, a graduation ceremony was held at the French Consulate in New York City to honor 5th grade students from PS84 and PS58. These students represent the first cohort to have followed a bilingual education track in French and English since the beginning of their schooling, in 2007, in New York City public schools.
On June 7, 2013, the French Embassy and the NYC Parks Department kicked-off the 6th annual Films on the Green Festival at a reception hosted by the Parks Department at the Central Park Arsenal.