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    Book Discussion on Wonderous Beauty

    Historian Carol Berkin talked about her book, Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, in which she recounts the life of Elizabeth “Betsy”…

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    Presidents Obama and Hollande Joint News Conference

    President Obama and French President Francois Hollande held a joint news conference at the White House, where they took questions from the U.S. and international media. Among the…

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    French President Francois Hollande Arrival Ceremony

    During official arrival ceremonies on the South Lawn, President Obama welcomed French President Francois Hollande to the White House as part of an official state visit.

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    State Dinner for French President Francois Hollande

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed French President Francois Hollande to the White House for their seventh official state dinner, held in the South Lawn Pavilion.

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    State Dinner for French President Hollande, Toasts

    President Obama and French President Francois Hollande exchanged toasts. 

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama held their seventh official state dinner in the South Lawn…

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    Presidential Tour of Monticello

    On the first day of a state visit to the United States French President Francois Hollande and President Obama toured Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. They talked about the…

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    U.S.-France Military Relations

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Frech Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian held a joint press conference and answered questions about topics including, cooperation in Africa…

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    France, European and World Affairs

    French opposition leader Jean-Francois Cope talked about the role of his country and the European Union in global affairs. Topics included global politics, the civil war in Syria, and…

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    United Nations General Assembly Speech by French President Francois Hollande

    Francois Hollande addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He talked about having “direct and open” talks with Iran, but said he is just as firm on nuclear…

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    Emma-Kate Symons on Use of Military Force in Syria

    Emma-Kate Symons talked by telephone from Paris about French Prime Minister Francois Hollande calling for intervention in Syria. He made the remarks to the French Assembly at the…

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    French President Francois Hollande United Nations Address

    French President Francois Hollande addressed the United Nations General Assembly meeting. In his remarks he called for for the abolition of the death penalty, for women’s rights…

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    U.S.-France Relations

    Following President Obama’s first meeting with the new French President Francois Hollande, the two met with reporters. They commented on some of the items in their discussions…

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    History of the Statue of Liberty

    Edward Berenson, author of Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story, talked about the beginnings, controversies and changing meanings of the national monument. He was interviewed by…

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    Book Discussion on The Battle of the Berezina

    Alexander Mikaberidze talked about his book The Battle of the Berezina: Napoleon’s Great Escape about Napoleon’s escape from the Russian Army in November 1812. This is the first…

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    State of the French Economy

    French President Nicholas Sarkozy spoke about the state of the French economy, the European debt crisis, and assistance to European Union member nations from the European Central…

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    "The Bloody Book"

    Assistant Dean Elaine Smyth displayed “The "Bloody Book” in the rare book collection in the Hill Memorial Library at Louisiana State University. She speculated about the…

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    French President Nicolas Sarkozy Remarks to United Nations

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy addressed the United Nations General Assembly.

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    French President Sarkozy News Conference

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy held a news conference. He proposed a 20 billion euro investment plan to promote research, innovation, science, and technology in France. He also…

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    French Economic Minister Remarks

    French Finance Minister Lagarde spoke about the impact of U.S. debt on the world economy and France’s economic situation. She also responded to questions from the audience.

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    G-20 Priorities

    France President Nicolas Sarkozy defended the euro and said France and Germany would never let the currency fail. He also outlined the economic and financial priorities of the G-20.

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