Analysis Of The Recent French Elections with panelists Patrice Servantie, Howard Leach, Marc Verstaen, and moderator Sophie Clavier
The implications of the recent elections in France are drawing attention around the globe. A distinguished panel of scholars and French officials will share their keen insights and observations on the new dynamics in play shaping the relations between the United States and France.
Assistant Professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University with an interest in international legal issues, especially those dealing with human rights, international criminal justice, and comparative law.
Howard H. Leach was United States Ambassador to France from 2001 to 2005.
Until entering his post as U.S. Ambassador to France, Mr. Leach was the president of several commercial and financial companies: Foley Timber and Land Company in Florida; Leach Capital and Leach McMicking & Co. in California; and Hunter Fan Co. in Tennessee. Ambassador Leach was directly involved in managing a number of public interest associations, such as the National Legal Research Center for the Public Interest in Washington and the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco. Member and former chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of California, he was also vice president of the San Francisco Opera Association.
Deputy Consul General of France in San Francisco.
President of the French American Chamber of Commerce, and CEO of the software company Beatware.