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Lohez Scholar Roxane Cassehgari Profiled in Columbia Law School Magazine

Roxane Cassehgari, 2012 Lohez Scholarship Recipient, is profiled in the Columbia Law School Magazine. Roxane is a human rights lawyer who worked in Haiti prior to entering Columbia Law School.

Cassehgari studied the legal issues that dictate the rights of individuals forced to flee their homes due to civil war, natural disasters, and other factors.

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Ms. Dening Wu Lohez Appointed Chevalier of the French National Order of Merit

Dening Wu Lohez décorée pour sa promotion des échanges franco-américains

From France-Amérique, 2 May 2013

Mercredi 1er mai, le consulat général de France à New York a décoré Dening Wu Lohez lors d'une cérémonie en son honneur.

Immédiatement après avoir perdu son mari français dans les attentats du 11-Septembre, en 2001, Dening Wu Lohez a fait un don en son nom : une bourse scolaire a été ainsi créée via le Stevens Institute of Technology, l'université où le couple s'était rencontré. Jérôme Lohez était alors étudiant, en échange aux Etats-Unis. Il s'était installé à New York après avoir obtenu son diplôme.


Lohez Foundation 2013 Awards Ceremony Hosted by French Consul General in New York

The French Consul General in New York City, Mr. Bertrand Lortholary, presided during the May 1, 2013, Awards Ceremony at the French Consulate in New York, recognizing the 2013 student recipients of the Lohez Foundation Scholarships. It was the first such occasion in which two French students studying at universities in China were recognized for their achievements.

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2013 Jérôme Lohez Scholarship Award Selection Committee

The Lohez Foundation wishes to thank the members of its 2013-2014 Scholarship Selection Committee for lending their time, talents and expertise to the process of identifying our new gifted scholarship recipients. Below is a list of the committee members and their brief bios.

Professor Daniel Duchamp (Selection Committee Chairperson, Director, Computer Science Department, Stevens Institute of Technology)

Dr. Daniel Duchamp received the B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1982 and the Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. He then joined Columbia University where he was an Assistant Professor then Associate Professor of Computer Science. In recognition of his groundbreaking work in mobile computing, in 1991 he was one of two computer scientists nationally named as a Young Investigator by the Office of Naval Research. In 1997, he joined AT&T Labs as a Principal Research Scientist. In 2000 he joined Stevens Institute of Technology as a Professor of Computer Science. In 2007 he was named Director of the Computer Science Department.

Professor Hong Bing (Associate Professor, Assistant to Dean School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai)

Dr. Hong Bing, associate professor, received his Ph.D. in communication studies from School of Journalism, Fudan University. His research interests focuses on media sociology, international communication and China’s media reform. In 2007 he was the first Media Fellow sponsored by US. China Education Trust to be the visiting scholar in University of Maryland. He is now the director of Fudan-LSE Global Media and Communication and Fudan-Sciences Po Communication and Media double master degree program.


The Lohez Foundation 2013 Scholarship Award Presentation Cocktail Party

Under the Patronage of His Excellency François Delattre,
Ambassador of France to the United States

Hon. Mr. Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York

Hon Mr. Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor for France in the United States


Dr. Gregory Prastacos, Dean, Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Michael S. Bruno, Dean, Schaefer School of Engineering & Science, Stevens Institute of Technology

In Cooperation with the Columbia University Alliance Program

The pleasure of your company is cordially requested by The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation

At the 2013 Scholarship Award Presentation Cocktail Party

Combined with the Citation of Ms. Dening Wu Lohez as a Knight of the French National Order of Merit.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at The Consulate General of France in New York, 934 Fifth Avenue (between 74th & 75th Streets), New York, NY 10021

To RSVP, please call 212-757-9079 Or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - Cocktail Attire

With Grateful Thanks to the Members of the 2013 Event Committee:

  • Ms. Sharen Glennon, Chair
  • Mr. Patrick A. Berzinski
  • Mr. Stephane Bouniol
  • Dr. Daniel Duchamp
  • Ms. Yu-chen Juang
  • Ms. Grace Lieberman
  • Ms. Dening Lohez
  • Ms. Amandine Tristani

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Our Mission

The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation is the only charitable organization established after the 9/11 tragedy that is dedicated specifically to promoting educational and cultural exchange among the U.S., France and China. By providing scholarship awards to multinational undergraduate and graduate students, enabling them to study in one another's homelands, the Foundation aims to shape the next generation of global citizen, along with a new class of international policy makers. The Foundation also seeks to develop a pool of highly-trained multicultural business leaders to serve as innovators in multinational commerce.