Online Talk: Perspectives on a global Pandemic

Online Talk: Perspectives on a global Pandemic

With Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France in Chicago


Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m.
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Join us to hear about the economic, social and cultural impact of the pandemic on communities in France, the Midwest and Chicago —thanks to the unique insight of the Consul General of France in Chicago, Guillaume Lacroix. Followed by a period of questions on Zoom.
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Guillaume Lacroix became Consul General of France in Chicago on August 29th, 2017. He oversees the relations between France and 13 U.S. Midwestern States.

He holds diplomas from the Institute of Political Studies and the Law School of Assas (pron. ah-sass) University in Paris. He speaks Swahili, a language he studied at the Institute of Oriental Languages in Paris and in the field, on the islands of Zanzibar, East Africa.

He started his diplomatic career in 1997. He was assigned to the Bureau of African Affairs at the Headquarters in France, then to the French Embassy in Tanzania. In 2005, he joined the French Embassy in Washington DC. He was also posted in two other diplomatic institutions: at the U.S. State Department as part of an exchange program and at the European External Action Service in Brussels. From 2013 until 2017, he served in the cabinets of French Foreign Affairs Ministers as Counselor for African Affairs.