Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande / credit: Wikimedia Cyclotron

We will end up believing that these two love each other. François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy will be in New York Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 November for a series of public events. Maybe they will cross each other?

On Monday, Nicolas Sarkozy will attend the gala of the Sciences Po American Foundation at Gotham Hall. The foundation raises funds to increase the visibility and attractiveness of Sciences Po in the United States, a school which Nicolas Sarkozy was a hard-working student by his own admission – he was also a city councilor in Neuilly and passed his diploma lawyer during his visit to the Paris Institute of Political Studies. The former head of state will participate during the evening in a discussion with the journalist Hala Gorani, presenter of the show Hala Gorani Tonight and correspondent in London of the international news channel CNN International. The next day, the former president will participate in a book signing at the Albertine bookstore from 11am. He will sign his memoirs, Passions. Free admission.

For François Hollande, who came to New York in March for a quick visit as part of his foundation La France engages, the program begins Monday afternoon with a visit to the headquarters of Dream, an association that works for the equal opportunities through sport. Based in East Harlem, she has organized for ten years exchanges with the French association Sport dans la ville, laureate 2018 of a grant from France committed, to allow young people from underprivileged neighborhoods in New York to cross the border. 'Atlantic. The former president will be accompanied by former footballer Raì, co-founder of the association Gol de Letra, and the president of Carrefour Alexandre Bompard.

The next day, the morning will have more political accents. François Hollande will participate in a breakfast (by invitation only) organized by the French American Foundation. He will talk about his book Responding to the democratic crisis and challenges to democracy in France and the United States. He will then visit the French House of NYU for an informal discussion on similar topics.


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