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« La perfection est atteinte, non pas lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais lorsqu'il n'y a plus rien à retirer. »
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
–Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Paris American Club will hold its next lunch:
Thursday, Feb 2nd, 2017
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South (E 20th St)
New York, NY 10003
Guest Speaker: Guy Sorman, France-Amérique
Guy Sorman is a leading French intellectual and author, who has written more than 25 books on social, economic, and global affairs.
In 2013, Dr. Sorman became president of the monthly magazine France-Amérique, building on a long career in publishing. (France-Amérique offers a 15% discount on subscriptions to Paris American Club members through our business partner outreach, request code to subscribe.)
Sorman received PhD degrees from the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris in 1964 and from the National School for Oriental Civilization in 1965 before attending the National School of Public Administration (ENA) from 1966-1969. From 1970 to 2000, Dr. Sorman was a professor at Paris University, Institute of political sciences, teaching economics and political philosophy. He has also served as a visiting scholar with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
In 1979, Dr. Sorman founded International Action against Hunger, of which he is honorary president. Since 2004, he has been a member of the French National Commission for Human Rights. Dr. Sorman has served in political capacities currently as Chairman of the Boulogne-Billancourt’s Economic council and previously as the city’s Deputy-Mayor in charge of culture and science; economic adviser to the French Minister for foreign affairs and the Prime Minister of France; and chair of the India France Economic Council.
Dr. Sorman has received the highest distinctions in France (Légion d’honneur), Brazil (Southern Cross), Argentina (Order of May), and Spain (Excelencia Europae).
The activities and purpose of the Club preserve a tradition begun in 1777 by Benjamin Franklin’s “Sunday Dinners” for Americans in Paris.
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Save the Date:
March 13–19, 2017
SR Socially Relevant Film Festival