This is a record of guests that the Association has invited over the last four decades for on the record interviews or broader background briefings. A list of other AAPA Events is below.

 

Guests

Marine Le Pen, Rassemblement National leader, February 15, 2019

Delphine Horvilleur, Mouvement libéral juif de France, January 25, 2019

Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organization, May, 2018

Alexandre Mars, Entrepreneur & philanthropist, May 18, 2018

Jérôme Fenoglio, Le Monde editor, March 27, 2018

Eva Illouz, Franco-Israeli sociologist, February 21, 2018

Benjamin Griveaux, Government spokesman and cabinet member, February 12, 2018

Xavier Niel, CEO of Iliad & Free, January 24, 2018

Philippe Martinez, leader of hardline CGT union, January 11, 2018

Edwy Plenel, co-founder Mediapart, January 9

Fred Raillard & Farid Mokart, FF Creative Community, December 12, 2017

Diplomat, November 17, 2017

Arnaud Nourry, chairman and CEO of Hachette Livre, September 8, 2017

Pierre Gattaz, head of France’s biggest employers’ federation, June 23, 2017

Edouard Lecerf, Kantar Public, Bruno Jeanbart, OpinionWay, Jérôme Fourquet, Ifop , June 6, 2017

Dominique Reynié, CEO of the thinktank Foundation for Political Innovation, June 2, 2017

Pascal Perrineau, Political scientist, March 28, 2017

Edouard Lecerf, Kantar Public, Bruno Jeanbart, OpinionWay, Jérôme Fourquet, Ifop , April 7, 2017

Marine Le Pen, Front National, January 6, 2017

Jacques Audibert, Elysée diplomatic adviser, October 6, 2015

Alain Bauer, Intelligence expert, February 23, 2015

Laurent Bayle, Director of Philharmonie de Paris, March 23,2015

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, Head of CNIL, January 21, 2015

Nicolas Hulot, Environmentalist, November 25, 2015

Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis Groupe, November 6, 2015

Nathalie Loiseau, Director of ENA, January 28,2015

Frédéric Mazella, CEO of BlaBlaCar, October 9,2015

Tareq Oubrou, Imam of Bordeaux, March 10,2015

Fleur Pellerin, Culture Minister, March 11, 2015

Thomas Piketty, Economist, May 6, 2015,

Céline Ramstein, IDDRI expert on climate change, November 3, 2015

Christiane Taubira, Justice Minister, January 27, 2015

Marisol Touraine, Health Minister, June 16, 2015

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Education Minister, June 1, 2015

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Prime Minister, 2014

Fabrice Bregier, CEO of Airbus,March 20, 2014

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, January 17, 2014

Haim Korsia, Grand Rabbi of France, September 16, 2014

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Paris Mayor candidate, February 27, 2014

Pascal Lamy, former head of WTO, March 24, 2014

Stephane Le Foll, Gov’t spokesman, May 28, 2014

Xavier Niel, CEO of Iliad & Free, June 2, 2014

Nicole Bricq, External Trade Minister, November 15, 2013

Nicolas Dufourcq, Head of Banque Publique d’Investissement, February 4, 2013

Edwy Plenel, head of Mediapart, May 15, 2013

Richard Stevenson, International Herald Tribune editor, September 26, 2013

Bernard Cazeneuve, European Affairs Minister, November 13, 2012

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, MEP, March 5, 2012

Bassma Kodmani, Spokesperson of Syrian National Council,January 26, 2012

David Killion, U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO, April 3, 2012

Gerard Longuet, Defense Minister, April 6, 2012

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, December 11, 2012

Matthieu Pigasse, Head of Lazard France, April 30, 2012

Peter Ricketts, U.K. Ambassador, June 22, 2012

Khadija Al-Salami, Yemeni film maker, May 10, 2012

Vaughan Smith, Wikileaks official, March 19, 2012

Guy Wyser-Pratt, Businessman, June 11, 2012

Jean-Francois Copé, Head of UMP, 2010, 2011

Hael Al-Fahoum, Palestinian Ambassador, June 23, 2011

Yossi Gal, Israeli ambassador, September 8, 2011

Nassif Hitti, Arab League ambassador, October 4, 2011

Ronald Noble, Secretary-General of Interpol, February 3, 2011

Pierre Pean, Investigative journalist, October 11, 2011

Nobuo Tanaka, Director-General of IEA, February 18, 2011

Florence Aubenas, Head of Observatoire International des Prisons, March 15, 2010

Noam Chomsky, Linguist & political commentator, May 28, 2010

Jean-Jacques Dordain, Head of European Space Agency, December 1,2010

Eric Fottorino, Director of Le Monde, November 9, 2010

Jean-Francois Julliard, Head of Reporteurs sans Frontières, October 18, 2010

Douglas Kennedy, Author, 2010

Omar Samad, Afghanistan ambassador, June 22, 2010

Jean-Marie Bockel, Sec. d’Etats Anviens Combattants, January 27, 2009

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, 2009, 2011

Eric Chevallier, Adviser to Bernard Kouchner at the Quai d’Orsay, March 25, 2009

Juliette Greco, Artiste, October 28, 2009

Gilles Kepel, Commentator on Islam, January 21, 2009

Patrick Peleta, Deputy CEO of Renault, December 17, 2009

Daniel Shek, Israeli Ambassador, April 27, 2009

Rachida Dati, Justice Minister, March 25, 2008

Louis Gallois, CEO of EADS, April 15, 2008

Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Sec. d’Etat Affaires Européennes, October 23, 2008

Guillaume Pepy, CEO of SNCF, June 12, 2008

François Pérol, Elysée economic adviser, July 10, 2008

Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Choreographer, April 9, 2008

Marielle de Sarnez, Candidate for Mayor of Paris, June 10, 2008

Luc Besson, Movie director, April 4, 2007

Sophie Calle, Artist, June 27, 2007

Christophe Chantepy, Manager of Segolène Royal’s election campaign, February 23, 2007

Christine Lagarde, Finance Minister, 2007, 2010

Didier Lombard, CEO of France Telecom, July 6, 2007

Charles McCreevy, European Union Commissioner, September 18, 2007

Jean-Francois Theodore, CEO of Euronext, May 30, 2007

Philippe Bilger, Avocat Général, May 30, 2006

Camille, Singer, May 23, 2006

Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, February 16, 2006 & 2009, 2010

Osman Koruturk, Turkish Ambassador to France, 2006 & 2009

Patrick Kron, CEO of Alstom, December 8, 2006,

Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of Areva, April 21, 2006

Jean-Claude Mailly, Leader of Force Ouvrière union, June 1, 2006

Hugh Miles, Author and journalist, November 22, 2006

Nadine Morano, Spokesperson for UMP, November 9, 2006

Francoise de Panafieu, UMP MP, April 20, 2006

Laurence Parisot, Head of MEDEF (patronat), May 5, 2006

Jean-Robert Pitte, Expert on gastronomy and wines, October 24, 2006

Joseph Sitruk, Grand rabbi of France, June 7, 2006

Fadela Amara, Head of Ni Putes Ni Soumises, 2005 & 2008

Michel Barnier, Foreign Affairs Minister, April 6, 2005

Thierry Breton, Finance Minister, September 19, 2005

Eric Denécé, Intelligence specialist, February 21, 2005

Philippe Doust-Blazy, Foreign Affairs Minister, June 28, 2005

Erik Emptaz, Editor of Le Canard Enchainé, February 11, 2005

Diane von Furstenberg, Fashion designer, March 8, 2005

Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Elysée diplomatic adviser, September 23, 2005

Francoise Hardy, Singer, May 31, 2005

Gilles Jacob, President of Cannes Film Festival, April 25, 2005

Henri Loyrette, President of Louvre Museum, January 14, 2005

Christian Noyer, Bank of France Governor, 2005 & 2012

Christian Poupeau, General, February 3, 2005

Jean-Cyril Spinetta, CEO of Air France-KLM, April 21, 2005

Craig Stapleton, U.S. Ambassador, November 8, 2005

Darren Tulett, TV presenter, May 24, 2005

Sophie Didier Bernardin, Manager of Crazy Horse Saloon, April 7, 2004

Jane Birkin, Artiste, October 1, 2004

Dalil Boubakeur, Rector of Paris Mosque, March 25, 2004

Bertrand Delanoe, Mayor of Paris, March 4, 2004

Renaud Dutreuil, Sec. d’Etat PME & Commerce, March 9, 2004

Jean-Martin Folz, CEO of Peugeot-Citroen, March 30, 2004

Noel Forgeard, CEO of Airbus, November 23, 2004

Penelope Holmes, British Ambassador’s wife, December 8, 2004

General James Jones, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, November 5, 2004

Arnaud Montebourg, Socialist MP and Industry Minister, 2004 & 2006 & 2013

Constance Morella, Head of U.S. Delegation to the OECD, January 22, 2004

Jonathan Nossiter, Movie director, November 30, 2004

Bruno Racine, President of Centre Pompidou, June 17, 2004

Segolene Royal, Deputy & minister, November 17, 2004

François Cherèque, CFDT union leader, May 6, 2003

Constantin Costa-Gavras, Movie director, June 26, 2003

Hervé Gaymard, Agriculture Minister, February 21, 2003

André Glucksmann, Philosopher, October 14, 2003

Marine Le Pen, Front National leader, 2003 & 2014

Francis Mer, Finance Minister, October 22, 2003

Dominique de Villepin, Foreign Minister & Prime Minister, September 11, 2003

Michèle Alliot-Marie, Defense Minister, 2002 & 2004

Laure de Beauvau-Craon, CEO of Sothebys France, January 31, 2002

Derek Brown, Director of Michelin Guides, June 17, 2002

Max Gallo, Writer,  February 20, 2002

Sir John Eaton Holmes, British Ambassador, 2002 & 2005 & 2007

Percy Kemp, Author and Middle East specialist, October 9, 2002

John Malkovich, Movie actor and director, October 10, 2002

Noel Mamère, Ecology politician, March 26, 2002

Plantu, Cartoonist, March 14, 2002

Philippe Camus, Co-CEO of EADS, October 9, 2001

Thierry Desmarest, CEO of Total, April 26, 2001

Alain Ducasse, Chef, February 19, 2001

Laurent Garnier, DJ & musician, May 10, 2001

Donald Johnston, OECD Secretary-General, May 11, 2001

Howard Leach, U.S. Ambassador, November 15, 2001

Loik Le Floch-Prigent, French industrialist, October 8, 2001

Bernard Pivot, TV personality and Academicien, July 2, 2001

Jean Marc de la Sabliere, Diplomatic adviser to Jacques Chirac, January 22, 2001

Jerome Savary, Director of Opéra Comique, February 12, 2001

Peter Scarlet, Film maker, June 27, 2001

Jaques Seguela, V-P of Havas, March 21, 2001

Serge Tchuruk, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, April 5, 2001

Nicole Fontaine, President of European Parliament, June 23, 2000

Lady Sylvia Jay, U.K. Ambassador’s wife, December 8, 2000

Koichiro Matsura, UNESCO Director-General, March 8, 2000

Jean-Marie Messier, CEO of Vivendi, 2000

Catherine Tasca, Culture Minister, July 11, 2000

Claude Allègre, Education Minister, March 11, 1999

Henri Konan Bedie, President of Cote d’Ivoire, March 23, 1999

Philippe Biberson, Head of Médecins sans Frontières, June 8, 1999

José Bové, Ecology activist, November 22, 1999

Francois Villeroy de Galhau, Finance Ministry chef de cabinet, January 15, 1999

Jean Glavany, Agriculture Minister, October 20, 1999

Philippe Jaffré, CEO of Elf Aquitaine, February 1, 1999

Eva Joly, Investigating magistrate, April 1, 1999

Arlette Laguiller, Founder and spokesperson of Lutte Ouvrière, 1999, 2001

Alain Richard, Defense Minister, April 13, 1999

Pierre Rosenberg, Director of Louvre Museum, November 17, 1999

Jean-Marie Rouart, Académicien, June 2, 1999

Christian Sautter, Finance Minister, November 26, 1999

Louis Schweitzer, CEO of Renault, November 23, 1999

Roland Stutzmann, Deputy director of Cité des Sciences, May 26, 1999

Harriet Tamen, U.S. attorney, November 2, 1999

Bernard Thibault, Leader of CGT union, April 9, 1999

Pierre Vimont, French Ambassador to EU, March 3, 1999

Alain Bocquet, Communist deputy, January 27, 1998

Bruno Megret, Front National deputy leader, April 8, 1998

Ernest Antoine, Seilliere, Head of CNPF & MEDEF, 1998 & 2002

Ibhramin Souss, PLO representative to France, June 22, 1998

Dominique Voynet, Environment Minister, February 26, 1998

Karl Zero, TV presenter, January 13, 1998

Erick Zonca, Movie director, November 17, 1998

Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Head of Centre Pompidou, April 25, 1997

Franck Borotra, Industry Minister, May 5, 1997

Jean-Louis Bruguiere, Investigating magistrate, 1997 & 2003 & 2004 & 2009

Jean Gandois, Head of CNPF, September 25, 1997

Sir Michael Jay, U.K. Ambassador, 1997, 2000

Besnik Mustafat, Albanian ambassador, April 30, 1997

Nicole Notat, Leader of CFDT union,July 3, 1997

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Finance minister, November 26, 1997

Jean Arthuis, Finance Minister, February 29, 1996

Pierre Averbach, Physicist, January 8, 1996

Pierre Boulez, Composer & conductor, March 29, 1996

Francois Furet, Historian, February 22, 1996

Francois Heisbourg, Head of International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1990 & 1996 & 2003

Raul Hilberg, Historian, November 26, 1996

Serge and Arno Klarsfeld, War criminal hunters, October 30, 1996

Jean-David Levitte, Elysée diplomatic adviser, 1996 & 1999 & 2008 & 2010 & 2011

Robert Menard, Head of Reporteurs sans Frontières, 1996 & 2006

Claude Moisy, Head of Reporters sans Frontières, February 12, 1996

Jean Peyrelevade, CEO of Credit Lyonnais, February 16, 1996

Jean Tiberi, Mayor of Paris, June 26, 1996

Edmond Alphandery, Finance Minister, March 15, 1995

Claude Angeli, Editor of Le Canard Enchainé, May 4,1995

Art Buchwald, Humorist, October 23, 1995

Jean-Marie, Cavada, TV/radio executive, June 13,1995

Hervé de Charrette, Foreign Affairs Minister, November 9, 1995

Jean-Marie Colombani, Editor of Le Monde, January 17, 1995

Jerome Jaffré, Political Analyst, March 22, 1995

Brian Michael Jenkins, Terrorism analyst with Rand Corp, January 21, 1995

Nicholas Sarkozy, Deputy & minister & president, February 2, 1995

Ed Turner, V-P of CNN, May 18, 1995

Paul Wilkinson, Terrorism expert, October 27, 1995

Jean-Pierre Elkabbach, Radio journalist, October 6, 1994

Luc Guyau, Head of U.N. Food & Agriculture Organisation, May 23, 1994

Robert Hue, Head of French Communist Party, April 27, 1994

Thierry Jean-Pierre, Investigating magistrate, January 21, 1994

Pierre Lellouche, Chirac diplomatic adviser & editorialist, 1994 & 2010

Pierre Lescure, CEO of Canal Plus, November 22, 1994

Leila Shahid, Head of Palestinian Authority in France, January 12, 1994

Jack Valenti, Movie industry executive, September 29, 1994

Lloyd Bentsen, U.S. Treasury Secretary, June 3, 1993

Michel David-Weil, CEO of Lazard Bros, January 21, 1993

Franz-Olivier Giesbert, Editor of Le Figaro, March 12, 1993

Pamela Harriman, U.S. Ambassador, September 28, 1993

Christopher Mallaby, British Ambassador, May 18, 1993

Martine Aubry, Labor Minister, June 30, 1992

Bernard-Henri Levy, Philosopher, 1992, 2011

Michel Sapin, Finance Minister, 1992, 2014

Jean-Pierre Soisson, Agriculture Minister, February 12, 1992

Jean Amadou, Humorist & TV personality, October 29, 1991

Carlo de Benedetti, Businessman, March 19, 1991

Daniel Bernard, CEO of Carrefour, February 19, 1991

Jean-Louis Bianco, Politician, 1991 & 2007

Emile Biasini, Sec. d’Etat Grands Travaux, March 12, 1991

Jean-Francois Bureau, Elysée external relations counseler, November 22, 1991

Jacques Calvet, CEO of Peugeot-Citroen, February 13, 1991.

Edith Cresson, Prime Minister, July 8, 1991

Douglas Hurd, U.K. Foreign Secretary, June 5, 1991

Yves Montand, Actor and entertainer, March 22, 1991

Jean Pierson, CEO of Airbus, November 26, 1991

Edgard Pisani, President of Institut du Monde Arabe, May 29, 1991

Jacques Attali, Economist, Adviser to Francois Mitterrand, 1990 & 2007

Michael Boskin, Head of U.S. Council of Economic Advisers, November 15, 1990

Walter Curley, U.S. Ambassador, 1990, 1992

Roger Fauroux, Industry Minister, September 26, 1990

Roger Fressoz, Director of Le Canard Enchainé, March 29, 1990

Elisabeth Guigou, European Affairs/Justice Minister, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2000

Helmut Haussmann, German Economy Minister, May 30, 1990

Vincent Monteil, Orientalist, March 14, 1990

Jean-Claude Paye, OECD Secretary-General, June 19, 1990

Henri Racamier, CEO of Louis Vuitton, April 24, 1990

Andre Rousselet, CEO of Canal Plus, October 19, 1990

Manfred Woerner, Secretary-General of NATO, June 21, 1990

Pierre Arpaillange,Justice Minister, February 16, 1989

Pierre Bergé, fashion house head, January 10, 1989

Nicholas Brady, U.S. Treasury Secretary, June 1, 1989 & 1990

Robert Fitzpatrick, CEO of EuroDisney, November 28, 1989

Alexandre de Marenches, French intelligence specialist, June 20, 1989

Guy Mermet, January 25, 1989

Michel Noir, Mayor of Lyon and figure of RPR party, May 17, 1989

Charles Pasqua, Conservative politician and Interior Minister, 1989 & 1993 & 1997 & 2000

Tony Waechter, May 24, 1989

Hélène Ahrweiler, Rector Académie de Paris, May 18, 1988

Michele Barzach, Health Minister, March 16, 1988

Alain Decaux, Historian, October 6, 1988

Albert Decourtray, Archbishop, December 15, 1988

Harlem Désir, Head of SOS Racisme, May 3, 1988

Pierre Juquin, Leftist politician, February 9, 1988

Al Kingon, U.S. Ambassador to the E.U., October 26, 1988

Pierre Lacoste, Former head of DGSE, 1988 & 2001

Jean-Paul Lacroix, June 17, 1988

Pierre Moscovici, European Union Commissioner and Finance M, 1988 & 2012

Felix Rohatyn, U.S. Ambassador & financier, 1988 & 2000 & 2011

Yuri Rubinski, Software developer, June 29, 1988

Hubert Vedrine, Foreign Minister, 1988 & 1991 & 1992 & 1997

Elie Wiesel, Author & Nobel prize winner, January 15, 1988

Edouard Balladur, Finance Minister, 1987 & 1990

Patrick Baudry, Spationaute, January 30, 1987

Jacques Chaban-Delmas, President of National Assembly, December 2, 1987

Sir Ewen Fergusson, British Ambassador, 1987 & 1991 & 1992

Andre Fontaine, Director of Le Monde, February 24, 1987

Serge July, Director of Liberation, 1987 & 1992 & 2005

André Lajoinie, Communist deputy, July 10, 1987

Jean-Marie Leveque, April 27, 1987

Alain Madelin, Industry Minister, 1987 & 1988

Claude Malhuret, Sec. d’Etat Droits de l’Homme, July 7, 1987

Robert and Ian Maxwell, Press barons, October 12, 1987

Jean Miot, Executive of Le Figaro, February 24, 1987

Joe Rodgers, U.S. Ambassador, June 2, 1987

Philippe Seguin, Minister & President of Assemblée Nationale, 1987 & 1992 & 2001

Jacques Verges, Lawyer, April 30, 1987

Denis Baudouin, European Parliament deputy, October 23, 1986

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Marine explorer, May 20, 1986

Laurent Fabius, Prime/Finance/Foreign Minister, 1986 & 2000 & 2013 & 2015

André Giraud, Defense Minister, November 26, 1986

Valery Giscard d’Estaing, Head of UDF party, 1986 & 1991 & 1996

Charles Hernu, former Defense Minister, March 3, 1986

Alain Juppé, Budget/Foreign/Prime Minister, 1986 & 1993 & 1994

Réné Monory, Education Minister, October 7, 1986

Luc Montagnier, Biologist who discovered AIDS virus, 1986 & 1991

Jean-Bernard Raimond, Foreign Minister, November 7, 1986

Michel Rocard, Agriculture & Prime Minister, 1984 & 1986 & 1989

Willy Rozenbaum, Co-discoverer of HIV virus, January 14, 1986

Helga Steeg, Director-General of IEA, 1986, 1990

Jean-Pierre Stirbois, Front National deputy, June 20, 1986

James Baker, U.S. Treasury Secretary, 1985 & 1986 & 1987 & 1988

Pierre Bérégovoy, Finance Minister, May 14, 1985

Hubert Curien, Research Minister, November 27, 1985

Frédéric D’Allest, Head of CNES, January 9, 1985

Pierre Joxe, Interior / Defense Minister, 1985 & 1992

Bernard Kouchner, Foreign Affairs Minister, 1985 & 1998 & 2006 & 2011

Anicet Le Pors, Communist politician, February 20, 1985

Francois Leotard, Culture Minister, Defense Minister, 1985 & 1992 & 1994

Jean-Marie Lustiger, Catholic cardinal, June 28, 1985

Jacques Mitterrand, CEO of Aerospatiale, May 23, 1985

Bruce Smart, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce, November 13, 1985

Edward Streator, U.S. Ambassador to OECD, 1985 & 1987

Andre & Bergeron, Head of Force Ouvrière union, 1984 & 1987

Jacques Delors, Finance Minister & European Commission President, 1984 & 1998

Roland Dumas, Minister for European Affairs, November 13, 1984

Bernard Hanon, CEO of Renault, November 6, 1984

Henri Krasucki, CGT leader, February 16, 1984

Jean-Claude Trichet, Bank of France Governor & ECB President, 1984 & 1998 & 2001 & 2012

Simone Veil, European deputy & Health and Social Affairs, 1984 & 1993

Robert Badinter, Justice Minister, 1983 & 1991

Jean-Pierre Chevènement, Industry/Defense Minister, 1983 & 1987

Pierre Gallois, Head of Institut International de Géopolitique, March 23, 1983

Robert Hersant, Press baron, December 8, 1983

Lionel Jospin, Head of Socialist Party / Prime Minister, 1983 & 1986 & 1988

Jean-Marie Le Pen, Front National chief, 1983 & 1986 & 1998 & 2002

Amadou-Mahtar M’Bow, UNESCO Director-General, October 21, 1983

Georges Marchais, Leader of Communist Party, February 23, 1983

Bernard Pons, UMP politician, February 21, 1983

Gen. Bernard  Rogers,Supreme Allied Commander NATO, April 18, 1983

George Shultz, U.S. Secretary of State, June 8, 1983

Bernard Attali, CEO of Air France, June 15, 1982

Raymond Barre, Prime Minister, 1982 & 1992 & 1995

Sir John Fretwell,British Ambassador, 1982 & 1985

Reginald Hibbert, British Ambassador, February 18, 1982

Ray Kendall, Secretary-General of Interpol, March 16, 1982

Jean-Luc Lagardere, CEO of Matra,,1982,1990

Jack Lang, Culture Minister, head of Arab World Institute, 1982 & 1989 & 2005 & 2013

Edmond Maire, Leader of CFDT union, November 9, 1982

Pierre Mauroy, Prime Minister, 1982 & 1990

Louis Mexandeau, Minister for Telecommunications, May 1, 1982

Donald Regan, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1982 & 1983 & 1984

Paul Bocuse, Chef, May 13, 1981

Claude Cheysson, Foreign Affairs Minister, 1981 & 1982 & 1990

Jacques Chirac, Leader of RPR party and Paris Mayor, 1981 & 1983 & 1989

Coluche, Comedian, February 9, 1981

Roger Delpey, Writer, April 7, 1981

Fashion designers, March 19, 1981

Evan Galbraith, U.S. Ambassador, 1981 & 1985

Marie-France Garaud, Conservative politician & presidential candidate, 1981 & 1986

Arthur Hartman, U.S. Ambassador, February 2, 1981

Fred Ilké, U.S. Under Secretary of Defense, October 15, 1981

Francois Mitterrand, Presidential candidate, March 26, 1981

Jacques Toubon, Deputy & Culture Minister, 1981 & 1993

 

Events

Annual Galas: Until 1990 these were evening dinner-dances but they have since become afternoon garden parties, usually in June, which alternate between the British and American Embassy residences.

Freelance Workshops: February 4, 1995; Internet Workshop: April 10, 1996; Covering Paris Workshop: November 1998; Writing Workshop: February 8, 1999; Photojournalism Meeting: April 30, 2004; Freelance Seminar: June 9, 2004; Authors’ meeting: March 28, 2011; Freelance seminar (with NUJ): Oct. 15, 2016.

Field trips / Visits: Theatre des Champs Elysees, March 29, 1996; Imprimerie Nationale March 14, 1997; Stade de France April 24, 1998; Aerospatiale, (Les Mureaux) April 7, 1999; Louvre Museum November 17, 1999; Versailles Palace, June 24, 2000 and March 18, 2013; European Space Agency, March 28, 2003; UNESCO, November 27, 2003; Paris Mosque, March 25, 2004; Crazy Horse Saloon, April 4, 2004; Airbus HQ and assembly plant at Toulouse, November 23, 2004; Garde Republicaine, February 3, 2005; France 24, November 30, 2006; Moulin Rouge March 16, 2007; Immigration Museum, November 9, 2007; European Space Agency, 2010, 2016; Arab World Institute December 17, 2013.

Memorial Services / Tributes : Aline Mosby November 5, 1998; Flora Lewis October 14, 2002; John G. Morris tribute in Hotel Scribe, September 11, 2014.

Musical Events: St. Eustache organ recital, followed by informal dinner, September 24, 1996; Dress Rehearsal “Rigoletto” at Opéra Bastille, June 27, 1997; Dress Rehearsal, William Christie and “Les Arts Florissants,” September 15, 1997; Rehearsal “La Traviata” Opéra Bastille, December 12, 1997; Rehearsal of “La Clemenza di Tito” February 24, 1999; “The Flying Dutchman at the Opéra Bastille, June 14, 2000; Rehearsal of “Macbeth,” March 4, 2002; Opéra Bastille, “Parsifal,” April 4, 2003; Opéra Bastille, “Otello” March 2, 2004; Opéra Bastille, “Samson & Dalilah” Oct. 1, 2016; Chatelet Theater, “My Fair Lady” December 3, 2010; Chatelet Theater, “Singin’ in the Rain” March 6, 2015; Philharmonie de Paris, March 25, 2015.

Sporting Events: Paris Police Shooting Club visit & compétition, April 2, 1998; February 8, 2002; February 6, 2004.

Other events: Winetasting, Paris, April 20, 2000; Alcazar “Christmas Pour” Party, December 18, 2003, December 17, 2004, December 19, 2005; Boomers-Generation-50 meeting, May 2, 2005; New Members’ Greeting May 16, 2008; Christmas “Pour” December 20, 2007; American Chamber of Commerce spring party March 20, 2008; Visit to Rue 89 newspaper June 3, 2009.

Annual General Meetings: December 15, 1981; December 16, 1982; December 16, 1983; December 11, 1984; December 17, 1985; December 9, 1986; December 17, 1987; December 7, 1988; December 13, 1989; September 28, 1990; September 26, 1991; September 24, 1992; September 23, 1993; September 22, 1994; September 19, 1995; September 30, 1996; September 12, 1997; September 24, 1998; September 17, 1999; October 6, 2000; October 12, 2001; October 2, 2002; October 23, 2003; October 22, 2004; October 12, 2005; October 9, 2006; October 15, 2007; October 13, 2008; November 2009; November 24, 2010; November 14, 2011; December 12, 2012; December 11, 2013; December 17, 2014; December 14, 2015; December 13, 2018.