Society

[1 Jun 2018 | par AAPA France | ]

Twenty years ago as an enthusiastic entrepreneur,  Alexandre Mars, confidently predicted the success of the Internet and the mobile telephone. Today, as a middle-aged philanthropist (having profited himself from his predictions), he is forecasting that corporate giving is the next big thing.
Mars spoke to the AAPA on Friday May 18 at a breakfast gathering at Strategies & Corp in Paris.
He now spends most of his time and all of his profits on the Epic Foundation, the non-profit he started to scale up a portfolio of international NGOs in countries such as Africa and India …

Culture

[16 May 2018 | par AAPA France | ]

Plans for an English edition of Le Monde, combating fake news, and how the leading French daily is Рfinally Рdoing rather nicely in a changed and ever-changing media landscape: these and many other topics were covered when Le Monde editor J̩r̫me Fenoglio hosted the AAPA.
The event was held on March 27 at the newspaper’s premises in the 13th arrondissement, where the imposing building’s grand entrance hall has been shut for security reasons since the attack on Charlie Hebdo in early 2015 (access is by side doors).
Mr Fenoglio leads …

Society

[1 Mar 2018 | par AAPA France | ]

The US-educated Franco-Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz spoke to the Anglo-American Press Association for two hours on February 21st at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, where she teaches.
Illouz is a leading expert in the study of feminism and male-female relationships. She explained how the #MeToo movement sparked by accusations against film producer Harvey Weinstein is unique, describing it as “the reverberating light of a star that exploded in the 1960s,” that is to say, the feminist movement.
Illouz does not think #MeToo marks the end of sexual …

Politics

[16 Feb 2018 | par AAPA France | ]

Brexit, Germany, European parliamentary elections, the economy, Islam in France, and Corsican nationalism were among the many topics government spokesman and cabinet member Benjamin Griveaux discussed with the AAPA at a meeting on February 12.
Griveaux was spokesman for Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign and over lunch with 28 members of the Association, he recounted the foundation of Macron’s En marche! movement.
He said the president’s most salient characteristic is that “he never considers anything is acquis” – permanently acquired. “He’s not satisfied with the status quo. If you tell him that something …

Business

[10 Feb 2018 | par AAPA France | ]

President Emmanuel Macron has not revolutionised France but he has given the country a much-needed image makeover, telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel told the AAPA during a meeting on January 24.
Niel met with the association at Station F, a huge start-up incubator housed in a former railway depot near the Seine river which Macron inaugurated a month after coming to power last year. Station F’s manager Roxanne Varza was also present.
Speaking on the day that Macron took to the stage in Davos declaring “France is back”, Niel said: “France has not …