Conferences@934: French and American Politics in the Middle-East since 2003


A Conversation with

Robert Jervis
Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University


Gideon Rose
Editor of Foreign Affairs

The conversation will be moderated by

Romuald Sciora
President of the French-American Global Forum

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 6:45 pm
Consulate General of France
934 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10021
(btw. 74th and 75th Streets)

Check-in will begin at 6:15 pm, and the conference will start at 6:45 pm sharp. As a courtesy to the speakers, we unfortunately cannot accept any latecomers.

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In September 2014, President François Hollande announced during the NATO Summit that France would take part in the coalition against ISIS, at the request of and in coordination with the Iraqi government.

A decade after Minister Dominique de Villepin’s speech at the United Nations, France will intervene in Iraq alongside the United States to combat the terrorist organization. For ten years, the foreign policies of our two nations in the Middle East have been a benchmark to assess the proximity, but also the discrepancies, which have manifested themselves between France and the United States.

For this second conference co-organized with the French-American Global Forum, Professor Robert Jervis, specialist of the CIA and political psychology, and Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose will explore the different aspects of French-American cooperation in the Middle East.

● Gideon Rose is the Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor of Foreign Affairs. He served as managing editor of the magazine from 2000 to 2010. He was previously the Olin Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of National Security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Rose served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. He received his BA in classics from Yale University and his PhD in government from Harvard University, and has taught American foreign policy at Columbia and Princeton. His publications include How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle (2010), Understanding the War on Terror (2005) and America and the World: Debating the New Shape of International Politics (2002).

● Robert Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University. He is a specialist of international politics and security policies, decision making, and theories of conflict and cooperation. Dr. Jervis has also served as President of the American Political Science Association. In 1990 he received the Grawemeyer Award for his book The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution. Professor Jervis received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968. From 1968 to 1974 he was Assistant Professor (1968-1972) and then Associate Professor (1972-1974) of government at Harvard University. From 1974 to 1980 he was a Professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles. His publications include Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War (2010), American Foreign Policy in a New Era (2005), System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life (1997).

● Romuald Sciora is a writer and filmmaker, specialist of the United Nations and American foreign policy. As a writer he has co-published several books, including two with the United Nations. As a filmmaker, he has produced more than a dozen political documentaries including a TV series devoted to the UN, broadcast in more than 20 countries. His third book about the United Nations, bringing together his conversations with all UN Secretaries-General, from Kurt Waldheim to Ban Ki Moon, will be released in May 2015. He is currently working on a new documentary with and about Zbigniew Brzezinski, with the participation of President Carter, Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger. Mr. Sciora received the insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2010. He has been heading the French-American Global Forum since 2011 and gives numerous conferences in France and in America.

The New Challenges of our Global World is a series of conferences organized in 2014/2015 by the Consulate General of France in New York and the French American Global Forum. A leading international figure will interact with the audience on issues of concern for both France and the United States of America. More information: and


The aim of The French-American Global Forum, created in 2011 by Romuald Sciora, is to organize regular events on political and economic affairs. With its different series of prestigious events involving the Brookings, the CSIS, the American University, the George Washington University, The Atlantic, Slate, the famous French newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique and of course the European Union and the French Embassy, the French - American Global Forum, based in Washington,D.C., is now considered one of the most important French American think tanks. In June, FAGF organized in Paris at La Grande Bibliothèque and at The French Parliament the first French American Forum of Paris, on the occasion of the 70 anniversary of the Liberation of France.

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