Comparing Gender Equality in France and the U.S.


Wellesley College, one of 52 women’s colleges in the United States, will host a French-American symposium on gender equality on October 20-21. Bringing together 78 scholars, policymakers, activists and thinkers including the civil rights leader Angela Davis and the former French ministers Christiane Taubira and Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the conference will explore the different ideas and approaches to gender equality in France and the U.S.

This French Engineer Has a Plan to Make L.A. Sustainable


French expat Laurent Pilon has spent the last 16 years at UCLA developing renewable energy technology. The Nantes-born professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering was recently given the reins – and a 3-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation – to make the county of Los Angeles sustainable by 2050.

French Fashion v. American Fashion


French women pick quality over quantity, Americans are more casual… There are countless generalizations about the differences between French and American fashion. But what is true and what is myth? To get closer to reality, we spoke to two women in the fashion industry: American fashion expert Valerie Steele and French fashion designer Anne Fontaine.

The Alliance of French and American Universities


The Alliance Program, a partnership between Columbia University in New York and three French institutions – Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University – has awarded 700 dual-degrees in the past ten years. Each one of these graduates spent half of their schooling in Paris and the other half in New York, making their education an equal product of both countries.