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Luncheon with Journalist Laurence Haim - Thursday, April 21st, 2022

  • 21 Apr 2022
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cercle de l'Union Interalliée


  • One couple member. Please add other spouse as a guest (at member rate).

is pleased to announce the rescheduling of our luncheon with special guest


Laurence Haim

Journalist, Documentarist and Author

Canal+, CBS News, 60 Minutes, ARTE, MSNBC

Career highlights:

Founder and Former President of the White House Foreign Press Association (2009-2014)

Campaign Spokesperson and Strategist for Emmanuel Macron (2016)

Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago (2017)

Join us next Thursday, April 21st at 12:30 pm in the majestic Salon Foch of Le Cercle de l'Union Interalliée for the chance to listen to the renowned French-American journalist talk to us about her vast experience, the likelihood of an America without Europe, the future of the Democratic Party, and much, much more

Recipient of the distinguished Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur for her journalism work in the US, the Femme en Or award for Media Woman of the Year, her being named one of the 100 most influential French-American people living in the United States - the list of accolades received by self-taught journalist Laurence Haim is long. 

From street reporter in France at the tender age of 17 to foreign video journalist covering such events as the Bosnian War, the conflict in Gaza and the AIDS epidemic in India, French-born Laurence went to the US in 1992 to head up the first office for Canal Plus in New York City where she served as correspondent for close to a decade, covering major US news events and presidential campaigns.

Sitting on a plane about to land in NYC on September 11th, 2001 mere minutes before the 1st plane hit the World Trade Center, Laurence took her phone and started recording. She instantaneously became THE source for the French public, reporting live on the then recently created Canal+ iTélé channel. What she witnessed that day, and for weeks to come, touched her so profoundly that she decided to apply for, and accept, American citizenship. 

The reporting of war and destruction - both on homeland security and abroad - remained a focal point of Laurence's work for years to come. In 2002, while on assignment in Israel, her filming of a suicide bombing in Israel garnered the attention of none other that Dan Rather, CBS News, who hired her on the spot. She would go on to document the Intifada in Gaza and Ramallah, the war in Iraq, the situation in the Middle East, poverty in Haiti, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, to name a few, with exclusive access to the world's most powerful individuals. 

In 2006 Laurence organically migrated into politics when she met a young African American Senator by the name of Barack Obama, becoming the sole French journalist to be granted three exclusive interviews during his campaign run and presidency. In 2006, as an accredited White House and Pentagon correspondent for the Canal Plus Group, she led the creation of the first ever White House Foreign Press group, which she presided over until 2014.

In 2016, after having covered Donald Trump's campaign for Canal Plus since his initial run for president, to the surprise of many in France, Laurence joined Emmanuel Macron's team as campaign spokesperson and strategist. Following his election, she returned to the US. What followed were a fellowship, numerous documentaries and her continued work as a freelance journalist for networks all over the world.  

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

12:30 pm 

Cercle de l'Union Interalliée

33, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

75008 Paris

Members: 65€

Non-Members: 80€ 

Register Now!*

* If you registered and paid for the cancelled April 12th luncheon,

please simply register without paying and we will carry over your initial payment. 

Registration deadline:

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022  

Dress Code

Tenue de ville.

The Cercle de l’Union Interalliée requires men to wear jacket and tie. Jeans and sports shoes are not permitted.

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