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Luncheon with Roger Cohen, Paris Bureau Chief, The New York Times - Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

  • 23 Sep 2021
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cercle de l'Union Interalliée
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  • One couple member. Please add other spouse as a guest (at member rate).

is pleased to invite you to the season's opening luncheon with guest of honor

Roger Cohen

Paris Bureau Chief of The New York Times

Award-Winning Journalist & Author

He will speak to the Club on:

A Fractured France - Can Macron and the Center Hold?

Gilets Jaunes and Anti-Vaxxers? Neither right nor left? 

Out-of-touch with the ordinary Frenchman? Too little and too late in addressing the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic? Passionate defender of liberal values and the European Union?

Join us for a thought-provoking talk by and with Roger Cohen, a 30+ year veteran of The New York Times who in his exciting career has been a correspondent, foreign editor (an appointment that began on 9/11/2001!), columnist and since late 2020, acclaimed Paris bureau chief of one of the world's greatest newspapers.

Finally returning to his Paris journalistic roots after many and varied international postings, Roger will share his candid views on France's current political climate at a time when the stakes for Macron couldn't be higher, less than a year before the presidential elections.

Born and raised in London and South Africa, Roger first lived in the City of Lights in 1976, teaching English at a lycée as part of his studies at Oxford. After graduating with a degree in history and French in 1977, Roger returned to Paris before being hired by Reuters and sent to Brussels and Rome. Following a 7-year stint with the Wall Street Journal, Roger returned to Paris as a correspondent for The New York Times, reporting on the European economy in the aftermath of the Cold War. Then came Bosnia which led to the writing of his acclaimed book Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo, an account of the wars of Yugoslavia’s destruction.

Roger stayed in Paris with the NYT until being named Berlin bureau chief in 1998. In 2004 he started writing a column for The International New York Times (then known as The International Herald Tribune) and in 2009 was named a columnist for The New York Times. 

Roger has also authored Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble and co-written a biography of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, In the Eye of the Storm. His family memoir, The Girl From Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family, was published in January 2015.

He has won numerous awards and honors, the latest being the French Légion d'honneur on July 14th, 2021. 

Register now for this not to be missed event! 

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

12:30 pm 

Cercle de l'Union Interalliée

33, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

75008 Paris

Members: 65€

Non-Members: 80€ 

Register Now!

Space is limited and deadline for registration and payment is

Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 12 pm.

Dress Code

The Cercle de l’Union Interalliée requires men to wear jacket and tie. 

Jeans and sports shoes are not permitted.

Sanitary Guidelines:

A "pass sanitaire" or equivalent is required before entering the

Cercle de l'Union Interalliée.

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