The launch party will begin with an introduction by the President and Executive Director of the French Cultural Center, Catheline van den Branden, followed by a speech by the Consul General of France in Boston, Valéry Freland. Then, our special guest speakers will each give a short talk on how their time studying in France positively impacted their careers. Our guest speakers include Nicholas Burns, a former U.S. Ambassador and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University; Linda Mason, co-founder of Bright Horizons Family Solutions; and Bryan Jacobs, the former private chef for Anheuser-Busch family. The program will also include a short film and presentation of the France Alumni USA platform, and will conclude with a social reception.
Panel Discussion with with Anne Plaisance, Risa Mednick, Director of the Transition House and guests: September 19 at 6:00 PM
Opening Reception will begin at 7:30PM.
In this exhibition, tiny houses by the residents of Transition House as well as paintings by the artist Anne Plaisance aim to spark dialogue and develop strategies to address homelessness and violence against women.