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Lecture by Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France in Chicago entitled “French-U.S. Relations: A Beneficial History and a Hopeful Future” . A reception to welcome Mr. Lacroix will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Guillaume Lacroix became Consul General of France in Chicago on August 29th, 2017. 

He holds diplomas from Institut d'études politiques de Paris and Université Panthéon-Assas. He speaks Swahili, a language he studied at Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales in Paris and in Zanzibar, Tanzania. 

He started his diplomatic career in 1997. He was assigned to the Department of African and Indian Ocean Affairs in Paris, then to the French Embassy in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and to the French Embassy in Washington. 

He was also posted in two other diplomatic institutions: at the U.S. State Department as part of the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellow program and at the European External Action Service in Brussels. 

From 2013 until 2017, he served in the cabinets of French Foreign Affairs Ministers Laurent Fabius and Jean-Marc Ayrault as Counsellor for African Affairs. 

Guillaume Lacroix was born in 1971 in Auxerre (Burgundy). He is married and has two children.

 

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