Camille Andrieu Awarded the 2016 Claude Erignac Prize

Camille Andrieu Awarded the 2016 Claude Erignac Prize

Camille AndrieuCamille Andrieu, a 2014 Jerome Lohez 9/11 Foundation Scholar, has received the 2016 Claude Erignac Prize for her project, SoMaire. Camille was presented with the award, which carries a value of up to 8,000 euros, by Gérard Larcher, the president of the Senate of France, at a special ceremony in Paris last month.

Since 2001, the annual prize, awarded by Sciences Po in partnership with the Claude Erignac Association, has been given to a Sciences Po student whose project conveys humanitarian values and aims to enhance democratic life in France and beyond. The Claude Erignac Association was formed following the murder of French Préfet Claude Erignac in 1998.

“I was delighted and excited to find out I was the Claude Erignac Association’s 2016 recipient and that the jury wanted to support SoMaire’s potential social and public impact,” said Camille. “It felt great to receive compliments from external stakeholders.”

SoMaire aims to become the first professional collaborative platform for French mayors in rural municipalities. The project grew out of Camille’s first-hand observation of rural French territories, which make up 92% of France’s communal network and have limited resources. The state’s disengagement and lack of available digital resources have made it difficult for these territories to keep pace with the level of governance of urban cities. Their mayors usually perform their duties in addition to holding a primary full-time job in another profession. In addition, due to a reduction in state subventions, communal councils are often forced to reduce their staffing. As a result, these areas are exposed to issues they do not have the adequate expertise to deal with.

SoMaire’s platform will create a unique network of expertise among French mayors. They will gain privileged access to communal projects in France and will be able to exchange information and share best practices. The platform is being developed in partnership with the AMRF (French Organization of Rural Mayors), which includes 10,000 municipalities. A network of local and international ambassadors is now being formed as the project gets under way.

“The prize’s financial compensation has allowed me to dedicate more of my time to this project by raising awareness about the issues at stake, reaching out to relevant actors, handling the legal aspects and building the digital platform,” said Camille. “But perhaps most importantly, it gave me the opportunity to meet Claude Erignac’s family members, whom I respect a lot for their generosity and dedication.”

The project is built upon a vision of a renewed digital and participatory democracy. SoMarie’s next stage will open the project up to citizen consultation at local and international levels, enabling mayors and citizens to connect instantly on topics of interest.

Camille graduated in 2015 from the dual master’s degree program at Sciences Po and Fudan University, “Europe and Asia in Global Affairs.” She is also an accomplished athlete who was selected for the national French women’s basketball team. She is currently studying at HEC and Berkeley before she moves on to prepare for the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) exam, the highly competitive exam for those who want to study at ENA and prepare for a career in the French higher civil service.

– Stephanie Mannino, Tranquility49 PR

Roxane Cassehgari: An Aryeh Neier Fellow Focused on International Human Rights

Roxane Cassehgari: An Aryeh Neier Fellow Focused on International Human Rights

Roxane Cassehgari, a 2012 Lohez 9/11 Foundation Scholar, has been named an Aryeh Neier Fellow at the Open Society Justice Initiative, a program of the Open Society Foundations. This distinguished two-year fellowship provides practical work experience to expand the capacity of young lawyers and advocates working internationally on human rights issues.

Roxane is currently based in New York and is working alongside a team promoting criminal justice for grave violations of human rights.

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“OSJI is one of the few places with a team of human rights lawyers focusing on a wide range of human rights issues, such as international justice for mass atrocities, ethnic discrimination and counter-terrorism,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity to work on these issues while receiving the mentorship from experienced lawyers.” OSJI lawyers take part in advocacy, litigating before international tribunals and national courts, UN treaty bodies and regional human rights courts. They also work with civil societies to empower them to demand enforcement of human rights.

Roxane has a particular interest in working with migrants, specifically those affected by the various crises unfolding in Europe, Central America and in the Pacific (Malaysia). Her passion for this work has roots in her own family’s migrant story – her parents both immigrated to France as students, seeking a better future. Her father emigrated from Iran soon after the Islamic revolution, and her mother left Colombia, a country then ridden with violence.

Luckily, notes Roxane, her parents’ stories were not nearly as atrocious as the conditions faced by migrants who are now fleeing current ongoing conflicts. Her family’s story and current crises have inspired her to develop a project around this issue at OSJI.

“Thanks to the mentorship and through the various team projects,” she said. “I think I will be able to shape a career that will revolve around migrant issues, and hopefully set out an advocacy strategy encompassing all the legal tools I have learned throughout my career: international human rights law, international criminal justice and also transitional justice.”

Getting hands-on experience with different countries is something Roxane is most looking forward to.

“I am quite excited to have the opportunity to directly work with civil society organizations and receive their feedback on the intricacies related to the fight for human rights on the ground,” she said. “I hope to immerse myself in some country contexts, hopefully in Spanish- and French-speaking countries, to use my language skills, and to understand fully the complexities of each situation. Every country is different, and yet, each can learn from others’ experiences.”

During her two-year fellowship, Roxane will rotate to work with different teams. She anticipates traveling globally as part of her work, and notes that she’ll likely travel to The Hague for meetings related to the International Criminal Court.

The fellowship will also enable Roxane to focus on one of her priorities: being a fully-fledged professional in English, Spanish and French. She wants to work on issues related to different countries, gaining knowledge that will be useful in many different contexts. She hopes to draw lessons from this work that can be shared with other audiences. She also hopes to write blogs and articles and to participate in publications as part of her fellowship.

In her career as an international lawyer, Roxane hopes to develop partnerships with local organizations to help them take ownership of international human rights law and criminal law so they can address issues in their countries.

“I believe in strengthening the local civil society. I don’t want to reinvent the wheel. Rather, I want to listen to what people on the ground have to say,” she said.

Roxane is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, where she received a Master of Law degree and a Certificate in International Legal Studies.

After graduating from the Université, Roxane worked as an intern for the International Organization for Migration in Bogotá. Three months later, she was deployed by the organization to support the earthquake relief operation in Haiti. Her main duties consisted in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable individuals of the displaced population: women, children, the elderly and the disabled. She learned how a United Nations peacekeeping mission works and how key information is transmitted from the field to high decision-makers to help improve response on the ground.

Roxane studied human rights at Columbia University and received her LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 2013.

– Stephanie Mannino, Tranquility49 PR

Hélène Franchineau: International Multimedia Journalist without Borders

Hélène Franchineau: International Multimedia Journalist without Borders

A 2010 recipient of the Lohez 9/11 Foundation Scholarship, Hélène Franchineau is currently living an extraordinary life as a French journalist working in China.Helene-in-NK As part of her journey from Paris to Beijing, Hélène started learning Chinese at 15 years old, and after traveling to China alone at the age of 16, she knew that she wanted to work and live there one day.

While living in Shanghai in 2007, Hélène met a correspondent for the French newspaper Le Monde, and she found that journalism was a beautiful fit for her, both in terms of her love of storytelling and her gift for photography.

Hélène then worked for Le Monde and Slate in Shanghai and Paris. She wrote news on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2009 Muslim minority riots in Xinjiang province, and the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. In 2009 Hélène interned at The Washington Times foreign desk, where she covered policies on climate change.

Hélène completed her Master’s in International Affairs and Chinese Language and Culture at Sciences Po Bordeaux in 2006, joined the journalism program at Sciences Po Paris in 2008, and eventually enrolled in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2010. She currently finds herself working as the video and multimedia journalist for the Associated Press in Beijing.

Hélène believes that it takes a combination of many skills to take on the career that she has chosen. These include an early exposure to different cultures, learning new languages and keeping an open mind. Such skills come in handy when faced with more challenging assignments, the most challenging being breaking news assignments. Hélène finds breaking news to be the hardest to tackle, because it often requires her to travel to remote places at the last minute in unpredictable weather and uncomfortable conditions. And the Chinese authorities can always find ways to make things difficult for her.

However, the most challenging assignments oftentimes turn out to be the most satisfying.

Hélène says that her most rewarding journalism assignment involved following two Chinese migrant workers in 2013, during their journey home to the Henan province for the Chinese New Year. The migrants hadn’t been home in a year, leaving their young son behind with his grandparents, a “common phenomenon” in Chinese culture, according to Hélène. She found this story to be challenging, because it was the first assignment that she worked on completely alone; she did the research, logistics, filming and editing.

However, it was well worth the hard work.

“It was rewarding on so many levels,” Hélène says. “The fact that I learned I can do a complete multimedia story on my own; that I got so close to this family and immersed myself into their life; and seeing their happy faces, when, a few months later, I showed the couple the finished video and the newspaper article that were published in the South China Morning Post – it was priceless.”

Hélène foresees her next challenge to be broadening the subject matter of her work, including moving beyond the “China Story.” She sees her focus shifting more toward Europe and the Middle East, concentrating on “migrants, and the challenge they pose to Europe in terms of identity and integration.”

However, she will never fully let go of her work in China. “It is a combination of past experiences that have made me into what I am today, a foreign video journalist covering China,”Hélène explains. “But maybe tomorrow I’ll be gone somewhere else, and I’ll take the treasure trove of experiences I got in China, and use them in my next job.”

 

– Julie Roccanova, Tranquility49 PR

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BogotaPopUps by 2011 Scholar Andrés Lizcano Rodriguez

BogotaPopUps by 2011 Scholar Andrés Lizcano Rodriguez

BogotaPopUps was founded in January 2015 by Sara Lisa Ørstavik and Lohez Foundation 2011 Scholar Andrés Lizcano Rodriguez.

The two began experimenting with pop-up dinners as an unorthodox social experiment. However, their events soon took off, and six months later, they decided to scale up their project by building a platform for diverse dining experiences. AndresSaraTo date, BogotaPopUps has provided 17 handcrafted dinner parties, brunches, cooking classes, and jazz evenings at locations across the city of Bogotá, Colombia, serving more than 200 dinner guests, from more than 30 nationalities, at its tables. The events strive to create experiences that match the feel of a dinner celebration with friends, fostering a broader humanitarian awareness and global consciousness that can be gained while discovering new ethnic food systems and cultures. The BogotaPopUp team is now working to create a network of trusted suppliers, who produce food in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

Still under the age of 30, the BogotaPopUps co-founder Andrés Lizcano Rodriguez has led a very impressive young life. He attended college in his home country of Colombia at Los Andes University, where he studied mathematics with a minor in law, graduating with high honors.

During Andrés’s time at Los Andes, he spent a year abroad in Montpellier, where he co-founded the Montpellier Branch of an NGO called Foundacion YOCreo En Colombia. His goal was to prove to the outside world that Colombia was not just suffering from armed conflicts involving drug-trafficking and terrorism, but that it is also a country with a long and distinguished history, diverse cultural heritage, and immense economic potential.

As a Lohez Foundation Scholar, Andrés completed his studies in 2013 for a dual master’s degree in International Development between Sciences Po in Paris and Columbia University in New York, believing his experiences in both America and France helped prepare him to take the risks needed to effect real change in Colombian society.

After graduating, Andrés set his sights on achieving a career as a public intellectual and, eventually, on becoming Colombia’s official Ambassador to the United States and/or France.

Since graduating from Columbia University, Andrés has held a variety of positions. He served as a Columbia University Capstone Analyst for the Citi Institutional Clients Group, where he conducted research on legislation and international regulatory coordination and designed an analytic framework for Citibank’s incremental business.

He was also a World Affairs Editor at The Morningside Post, writing and editing articles for Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs’ newspaper. At around the same time, he was a teaching assistant for the graduate course, “Economic Development in Latin America,” at Columbia University. The following summer, after graduation, Andrés served as an Advisor at Think Impact in Ghana, where he facilitated the learning experience of international scholars working with the rural Ghanaian population, designing and implementing social enterprises, as well as planning and conducting training and workshops, and documenting the scholars’ progress throughout their journey.

Andrés returned to New York that autumn to work in Media and Communications at Reboot, defining and implementing a social-media strategy for the company, as well as conducting media monitoring in the fields of information and communications technology, open government, and institutional reform/public financial management.

Moving on from that position in February 2014, Andrés became an empowerment analyst at Univision Communications in Miami, Florida. There he created a new system to track workflow, and he designed an impact evaluation of the Empowerment Unit’s work.

He finally settled at a long-term position at the National Planning Department in Colombia in September 2014, where he is currently the Misión para la Transformación del Campo (advisor). Here he is responsible for the competitiveness strategy, which suggests guidelines for Colombia’s medium-term agricultural competitiveness policies and meets with policymakers, private- and non-profit sector leaders, and farmers in order to understand current policies and analyze long-term trends.

With this incredible resumé, Andrés has built BogotaPopUps from the ground up with his partner Sara. They and the rest of the BogotaPopUps team will soon be paying an exploratory visit to an organic farm, and will also be holding a two-day cooking class in – yes – a castle during a November weekend.

For more information visit www.bogotapopups.com, or email the team at bogotoapopups@gmail.com!

– By Julie Roccanova, Tranquility49 PR

 

Lohez 10th Anniversary Celebrated with Music, Gourmet Cuisine and Heartfelt Remarks from VIPs

Lohez 10th Anniversary Celebrated with Music, Gourmet Cuisine and Heartfelt Remarks from VIPs

On the evening of May 14, 2015, the Jérome Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation staged its 10th Anniversary Celebration and Scholarship Award Presentation in the Rose Salon at the French Consulate in New York City.


Arriving guests were greeted by the late afternoon sun streaming through the Rose Salon’s curtained windows, with the tall trees and greenery of Central Park illuminated opposite the Consulate. The popular sounds of Carla Virola and the Carla V. Band served as a musical bed throughout the early meet-and-greet, featuring cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, which accommodated the growing complement of attendees during the first hour.

Ms. Virola, an actress, singer and musician, who served as Emcee for the evening, called the crowd to order shortly before the opening remarks from the Consul General Deputy Mr. Bernard Faro, who noted the 10-year history of the Lohez Foundation and its long association with the officials of the French Consulate, past and present.

Ms. Virola then offered a welcome to all who had come to celebrate Foundation’s 10th Anniversary and the 2015 Scholarship Award Presentation.

 

“This is an exciting one-decade anniversary year for the Lohez Foundation,” she said. “Not only is the Foundation awarding scholarships to a new class of five international students. It is also actively recruiting and welcoming new members to its executive board of directors. In a few weeks, it will debut a terrific new tri-lingual website” created by Ms. Kelsey Holland of Tranquility49 PR.
Ms. Virola noted also that portions of the event were being videotaped, to be featured on the new website, and that announcements would be made in advance of the Foundation website’s go-live date.

Ms. Virola then introduced the “Founder of the Lohez Scholarship Foundation, a global citizen who is an educator in her own right, Ms. Dening Wu Lohez.”

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Ms. Lohez spoke briefly but movingly of the work of the Foundation.

“In this year of 2015,” she said, “the Lohez Foundation finds itself confronted by new and expanding horizons. From a small scholarship foundation with a special mission, we have begun a steady transformation into a global educational exchange and charitable organization.

 

“As many of you know,” she continued, “the US and French authorities announced this past January their willingness to double by 2025 the number of student exchanges between their countries. At the same time, the exchange of students between France and China will increase to 50,000 students per year from 35,000.

 

She concluded: “This clearly is the opening of a new opportunity for the Lohez Foundation to partner with new institutions, to work with new young global leaders and to make a lasting difference in the interconnected world that we live in.”

Appropriately, the next speaker to the podium was the Director General of the École Pour l’Informatique et les Techniques Avancées, better known as EPITA, Dr. Joël Courtois, who had traveled from Paris to New York to attend the celebration. Jérome Lohez was himself the recipient of a dual-degree from EPITA and Stevens Institute of Technology, and the latter institution was the scene of the first meeting between Mr. Lohez and his future wife, Ms. Dening Wu.

 

Next Dr. Anne B. Waters presented to the 2015 Lohez Foundation Scholar Ms. Juliette Faure, who has pursued a dual degree between Sciences Po and Columbia University SIPA. Dr. Waters acted as a Lohez Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee Member for 2015, and had served until earlier this year as a senior associate dean of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

 

Next, Mr. Antoine Desir presented to 2015 Lohez Scholar Ms. Barbara Crépeau, who has pursued a dual degree between EPITA and Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Desir is 2012 Lohez Scholar and a dual-degree graduate of Columbia University / École Polytéchnique. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Operational Research in the Columbia University Department of Mathematics.


This evening also featured a virtual guest from France. One the 2015 Lohez Scholars, Mr. Soliman Elcheikh, could not attend the evening in person, as he was completing his final exams at Sciences Po in Paris. “However,” said Ms. Virola, “he has provided us with taped remarks from what appears to be a very scenic location on the Mediterranean.”

 

Introducing Mr. Elcheikh’s remarks was Ms. Sibylle Eschapasse, who works as an employee of the United Nations and is a frequent contributor to Paris-NewYork.tv. She is also president of the Association of French International Civil Servants in New York.

 

Next at the podium was Mr. Kai Yang, proprietor of the Dejavu couturier in New York, who spoke briefly and presented three gift certificates to Ms. Lohez, who accepted on behalf of the Lohez Foundation. The gift certificates will be auctioned off via the Lohez Foundation Facebook to benefit the Foundation.

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Ms. Virola then read a list of thank-yous that Ms. Lohez had provided, citing a number of guests and supporters, including:

Mr. Richard Ortoli, French Elected Representative for the Eastern US; Ms. Léa Futschik, Higher Education Attaché, Executive Director, Partner University Fund of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Mr. Allan Chapin, Chairman of French-American Foundation; Dr. Joël Courtois, Director of EPITA, Paris; Dean Michael Bruno, Schaefer School of Engineering & Science, Stevens Institute of Technology; Dean Gregory Prastacos, School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology; Ms. Dawn da Silva and the Stevens Office of Development; Ms. Sharen Glennon, Associate Director, School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology; and Mr. Patrick A. Berzinski, CEO, Tranquility49 PR

 

Ms. Lohez also extended special thanks to Ms. Sibylle Eschapasse and Ms. Karen Wang, who brought many guests to the evening’s event.

“As always,” Ms. Virola said in closing, “please consider making your most generous donation to the Lohez Foundation. Your donations allow the Foundation to continue the important work it does for emerging young leaders around the world, some of whom we have had the privilege to meet this evening.”

Once again this year, fine wines were donated to the occasion by Pernod-Ricard USA. Fine catering was provided by Diane Gordon Catering Services. Baked gourmet desserts were donated by Ms. Yu-chen Juang. Multimedia services were provided by Jason Guzman and Anastasiya Tarlikova of Tranquility49 PR, as well as by independent photographers Ms. Miao Hong and Mr. Te Wu.

 

Invaluable assistance on the part of the Consulate Events Staff was provided by Ms. Aurélie Cole and Ms. Claire Voisin, as well as Mr. Yann Yochum of the Press and Political Office.

Cérémonie pour la Fondation Lohez 2013 au Consulat Français de New York

Cérémonie pour la Fondation Lohez 2013 au Consulat Français de New York

Bertrand Lortholary, Consul Général Français de New York, était présent le 1er mai 2013 à la Cérémonie au Consulat Français de New York. Il a reconnu les titulaires 2013 de la Fondation Lohez. Il était la première occasion dans laquelle deux étudiants français dans les universités en Chine ont été reconnus pour leurs réalisations.

 

Les invités sont arrivés au son d’un duo de violon classique des étudiantes de New York University, Mlle. Lydia Brown (photo de droite) et Mlle. Celine Reyes (photo de gauche) ont offert une sélection d’œuvres musicales de Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Mouret, Saint-Saens and Shostakovich. Les invités ont été cordialement reçus par une sélection de hors-d’œuvre du traiteur Diane Gordon, accompagnés de vins rouges et blancs de très bonne qualité, grâce à une généreuse donation de Pernod Ricard USA.

Le présentateur de la Cérémonie des Prix était le Professeur Daniel Duchamp, Directeur du Département de Technologie à L’école d’Ingénieurs et de Sciences Schaefer de L’Institut de Technologie Stevens.

« Récemment, j’ai eu l’honneur d’être président du Comité de Sélection des candidats qui recevront les bourses de cette année de la Fondation Lohez. A ce moment, j’ai appris à apprécier la mission et le but de la fondation ainsi que son histoire, » a dit D. Duchamp dans ses remarques d’ouverture.

Monsieur Duchamp a noté que la Fondation Jérôme Lohez 9/11 a été créée en 2005 par Dening Wu Lohez en mémoire de son mari décédé. « Comme Dening l’a expliqué dans de nombreuses interviews, son but essentiel était de semer la différence culturelle qu’elle voyait s’élargir entre la France, pays natal de Jérôme, et les Etats-Unis, pays que le couple marié avait adopté. »

Monsieur Duchamp (ci-dessous, photo de droite) a rappelé aux invités que Jérôme et Dening se sont rencontrés en Duchamp-Headtant qu’étudiants de Masters à Stevens. Il a également noté « le rapprochement qui s’accomplit de jour en jour entre l’Institut Stevens et la Fondation Lohez  » en ajoutant que « la fondation bénéficie du Programme d’Alliance à Columbia University, où Dening Lohez a gradué de l’Ecole d’Affaires Publiques et Internationales. »

Avant la remise des prix, une mention a été faite des invités de marque, à commencer par Son Excellence, le Consul Général Lortholary (photo de gauche) et le Représentant élu français pour la Côte Est des Etats-Unis, M. Richard Ortoli, qui avait présenté à Mlle. Lohez la Médaille de l’Ordre du Chevalier du Mérite National Français pour son excellent service.

Parmi la liste des invités se trouvaient le Docteur Michael S. Bruno, Doyen de l’Ecole d’Ingénieurs et de Sciences Schaefer à l’Institut Stevens ; le Docteur Gregory Prastacos, Doyen de l’Ecole de Technologie de Stevens ; M. Patrice Beliard, Chef de Beauté Prestige International, une compagnie qui créée, développe et vend des parfums de Issey Miyake, Jean-Paul Gaultier et Narcisco Rodriguez ; M. Allan Chapin, Dirigeant du Comite de la Fondation Franco-Américaine ; M. Martin Bischoff, Directeur de la Chambre de Commerce Franco-Américaine ; le Docteur Ann Bynoe, Représentante du Département d’Economie de Pace University ; Mlle. Nicole Panzica, étudiante représentante de Ramapo College, Le Conseil d’Administration et Associés pour le Marketing Créatif de Tranquility49 LLC, consultants des médias pour la Fondation Lohez ; et Mme. Dawn da Silva, Assistante Vice-Présidente du Développement, Institut Stevens.

Ont également été remerciés M. Yann Yochum, Député Consul, Dirigeant du Service de Presse et Politique, pour son assistance dans son bureau et Mme. Anne-Sophie Bris, pour son assistance dans la coordination des évènements de cette soirée.

Le docteur Duchamp a également remercié de la part de Mlle. Lohez, le Comité d’Evènements qui s’est rassemblé pour travailler sur la Cérémonie des Prix, sous la direction de Mlle. Sharen Glennon (ci-dessous, photo de gauche, avec son mari M. Geraldo Nogueiro), L’Institut Stevens de Technologie ; assisté, par le Docteur Duchamp ; M. Patrick Berzinski, Tranquility49 LLC ; M. Stephane Bouniol, Crédit Suisse ; Mlle. Yu-chen Juang, Fordham University ; Mlle. Grace Lieberman, New York University et Mlle. Amandine Tristani, Pace University.

Monsieur Bouniol est le vice-président de Crédit Suisse, l’un des membres du comité fondateur de la Fondation Lohez et représentant de l’EPITA, Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs d’où il a reçu un master ainsi que de l’Institut Stevens. Il a présenté le premier prix pour le récipient de 2013 à Monsieur Alexandre Montfort (photo de droite), qui termine un double diplôme de l’EPITA et Stevens.

Le deuxième prix a été présenté par le récipient de la bourse 2012, M. Andres Lizcano Rodriguez, récipient de deux bacheliers de Sciences Po et de Columbia University, l’Ecole de Relations Publiques et Internationales. Monsieur Andres à présenter le prix devant ses camarades de classes et devant le récipient de 2013, Monsieur Côme Dechery (ci-dessous, photo de droite) (Sciences Po et Columbia University-SIPA).

Mlle. Barbara Wing a présenté le troisième prix ce soir-là. Elle fait partie du comité des membres qui ont créé la Fondation Jérôme Lohez. Elle a présenté le prix au récipient 2013, Mademoiselle Roxane Cassehgari (ci-dessous, photo de gauche) (Sciences Po et Columbia University Law School).

Le docteur Duchamp à également mentionné que la Fondation Lohez s’est beaucoup élargie depuis 2012, grâce à son alliance avec les universités chinoises. Deux étudiants français ont été choisis pour recevoir des prix de la Fondation Lohez afin d’étudier en Chine. L’un d’entre eux, Monsieur Silvio Ghiglione, a complété ses études entre l’Université Paul Valery et la Beijing Normal University, et l’autre, Mademoiselle Louise Battus, a complété sa double licence à Sciences Po et Shanghai Fudan University.

Une petite vidéo d’une chaine anglophone à Shanghai a été présentée. Celle-ci projette une cérémonie qui a eu lieu en novembre dans la maison du Consul Général Emmanuel Lenain à Shanghai, où Mlle. Lohez et deux autres récipients de la Fondation Lohez en Chine étaient présents.

Avant que la soirée ne se termine, le Docteur Duchamp a évoqué les thèmes de la Remises des Prix : « La Fondation Lohez propose une vision du monde d’un humanisme impressionnant se concentrant sur le développement d’une classe de dirigeants internationaux dotés d’une vue globale. L’organisation cherche à construire des comités exécutifs et consultants, des alliances corporatives et académiques et à cultiver les donations modestes en ressources compétitives pour l’accroissement d’échanges culturels et de compréhension mutuelle. Si vous voulez participer à cet effort, ou si vous connaissez une personne désirant le faire, n’hésitez pas à contacter Mlle. Lohez pour prendre rendez-vous afin de discuter des possibilités et des opportunités à venir » a conclu M. Duchamp.


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