A View From the Élysée: France’s Role in the World

Philippe Etienne, diplomatic adviser to President Macron, offers the administration’s vision of France’s place in the world.

Members event, Panel Recording
10 September 2018 — 6:00PM TO 7:00PM
Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE

French President Emmanuel Macron has made clear his ambitions to reposition France on the world stage. In under a year in office, he visited a total of 21 states and four continents – with multiple visits to Germany, Belgium and Mali. He was also the first foreign leader to meet President Trump during an official state visit to the US.

  • How can France navigate the potential trade wars looming between the US and China and between the US and the EU?

  • What role can France play within the United Nations?

  • And how can France address some of the internal and external threats facing the European Union?


Philippe Etienne, Diplomatic Adviser to President Macron

Chair: Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House

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