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Club Online Zoom Event- France Decides; What the 2022 Election Result Means for France, Europe & the World

Date: 25 Apr 2022 08:00 PM | Venue:


France Decides; What the 2022 Election Result Means for France, Europe & the World
Monday, April 25, 2022
8pm HKT on Zoom
The incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron will face Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Rally party, in the final run-off on April 24. As the election enters its final week, Macron is leading the race, though Le Pen is within striking distance of winning power to occupy the Élysée Palace for the next five years, according to polls carried out since the first-round vote. As there are key policy differences between the two candidates regarding the economy, immigration, EU, NATO and Russia, the outcome of this election will be crucial not just for France but also Europe and the rest of the world. Can Macron win his re-election? Will Le Pen surprise the world with victory and steer France toward far-right nationalism? World-class political analysts will join this FCC online event from Paris to discuss the election result and its implications. Moderated by FCC President Keith Richburg.
Panelists include:

Dominique Moïsi is a Visiting Research Professor at King’s College London and Special Advisor to Institut Montaigne. He is a founding member of the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri), for which he worked as Deputy Director before being appointed Special Advisor. Dominique has lectured at Sciences Po, Harvard and at the College of Europe in Natolin. He regularly contributes op-ed articles and essays for the Financial Times, Die Welt, Les Echos, Ouest France among others and is the author of several books among which “The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation, and Hope are Reshaping the World” (2009).
François Heisbourg is Senior Adviser for Europe of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and Special Adviser for the Paris-based Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS). He chaired the IISS from 2001 to 2018 and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) from 1998 to 2018. He has served in government (foreign ministry’s policy planning staff, international security adviser to the Defence Minister), industry (Thomson-CSF, today’s Thales; Matra, now in Airbus), and academia (professor of the world politics course at Sciences-Po Paris). He was a Richard von Weizsäcker fellow at the Bosch academy in Berlin in 2015-17. He has also made notable contributions to French defense policy making, including the 2006 White Paper, ‘La France face au terrorisme’, as well as defense and national security White Papers under President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007–08 and President François Hollande in 2012–13. He dealt with defense and national security issues as part of Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign in 2016-17. He has also sat on consultative bodies for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, and the International Commission on the Balkans and the European Commission. He was one of the four co-authors of the Finnish government’s report on “The effects of Finland’s possible NATO membership” (2016). He has written extensively on defense and security issues. His latest book is “Retour de la guerre” (Editions Odile Jacob, Paris, 2021).


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