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About the Panelists

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Amanda Simpson is Vice President, Research and Technology (R&T) for Airbus Americas. She is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and funding opportunities for partnerships with scientific and research communities in North America.

Amanda’s 30 years of aerospace industry experience includes positions at Douglas Aircraft Company, Hughes Aircraft Company, Hughes Helicopters, Inc., and the Raytheon Company. She joined Airbus following her position in the U.S. Department of Defense, where she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy. In this role, Amanda was the senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Defense for all matters pertaining to energy in the U.S. military worldwide.



Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis is Vice President Corporate Communications & Government Relations at Arianespace, a leading satellite launch company. Aaron is also Associate Director of Future Space Leaders, a foundation aiming to advance learning and professional enrichment of young space professionals and future leaders pursuing careers in the fields of space and satellites.

Prior to joining Arianespace, Inc., Aaron was a press secretary and legislative assistant for U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher – who is Chairman of the Space and Aeronautics subcommittee. Aaron graduated from St. John’s College Annapolis, Maryland where he studied the History of Math and Science, and Philosophy.




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Vik Kachoria, CEO of Spike Aerospace, Inc., is a seasoned aerospace executive with 30 years of industry experience. Vik's career has included management of, and consulting for, high-growth ventures including supersonic jets, VLJs, air taxis, charter flights, sub-orbital rockets, and solar-powered satellites.
















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French Innovation Series

France can lay claim to a significant number of world-changing inventions and innovations, from the Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon and the Concorde’s sonic boom, to pioneering the fashion industry, self-assembling shoes, live surgeries, and 3D printed aneurysms.

This spring, the French Cultural Center / Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge is pleased to present “French Innovation,” its latest cultural program series. Each program in the series will explore the history of an industry, present its evolution and current landscape, welcome a modern-day innovator who will introduce us to a groundbreaking product, and provide an eye-opening, interactive gallery exhibit.

This series is brought to you, in part, by the Consulat Général de France à Boston, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:00 PM To 7:00 PM

En juillet, nous vous invitons à découvrir les États Unis... en français!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:30 PM To 6:30 PM

Whether for the first or the hundredth time, dive into this classic en français with a new book club at the library!

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Monday, July 29, 2019 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

Seeking opportunities to speak French? Join us in our beautiful library for our popular members-only conversation gathering.

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