Salt Lake Committee on Foreign Relations

Wednesday, January 17

Emmanuel Macron's Vision for France and Europe 

6PM Social 7PM Dinner 8PM Presentation

The Alta Club 100 East South Temple

Complementary parking is available on north side of South Temple, east of the Eagle Gate apartments. Valet service available after 6pm

 Paul Zajac is a French career diplomat and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where he focuses on Europe and the European Union, transatlantic and European security issues, NATO, and France. 

Before joining AEI, he was the deputy director of the Center for Analysis, Planning, and Strategy (Policy Planning) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris. He has also been a diplomatic adviser to the Ministry of Culture and Communication. Earlier he worked on Franco-German security and defense cooperation at the French embassy in Berlin and on NATO and European defense issues at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs, Security, and Disarmament in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

He has taught at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) in Paris and at the Friedrich Schiller Universität in Germany. 

Zajac is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure. He also has three masters: a master’s degree in public affairs from Sciences-Po, a master’s in international relations with a major in international politics from the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2), and a master’s in modern history from the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1). 


Deputy Director, Center for Analysis, Planning and Strategy (Policy Planning), Ministry of ForeignAffairs, Paris, 2015–17

Diplomatic Adviser, Ministry of Culture and Communication, Paris, 2013–15

First Secretary, Embassy of France to the Federal Republic of Germany, 2010–13

Desk Officer, NATO and European Defense, Directorate for Strategic Affairs, Security, andDisarmament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris, 2007–10 

 Please RSVP by 3pm Monday January 15,by one of the following; reply to this email; phone Kathryn Horvat (801) 502-0708, or email at Reservations made after deadline will be taken for speaker only. Please leave your name and the number in your party. Vegetarian meal is available, advise with RSVP. Please cancel reservations by 3pm on Monday January 15, if you know you will not be attending the meeting. You are responsible for your own and guests" fees if you do not attend after making reservations.

All of the meetings are held at the Alta Club in Salt Lake Ciy

100 East South Temple

Social Hour: 6 p.m.  Dinner 7:00 p.m.  Presentation at 8:00 pm

Cost of the dinner is $35 for members and $40 for guests

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This meeting is sponsored by a generous gift from