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Luncheon with Roger Cohen, Paris Bureau Chief, The New York Times - Monday, September 11th, 2023

  • 11 Sep 2023
  • 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 excited to invite you to the season's opening luncheon with returning guest of honor

Roger Cohen

Paris Bureau Chief of The New York Times

Award-Winning Journalist & Author

He will speak to the Club on:

France Today: Insights

The ongoing protests against police brutality and racism ... Pension reform ... Immigration ... The impact of the war in Ukraine ... Inflation and the rising cost of living ... The upcoming 2024 Summer Olympics ...

Join us for a thought-provoking and engaging discussion led by Roger Cohen, a 30+ year veteran of one of the world's greatest newspapers, The New York Times, and listen as he sheds light on the current dynamics shaping France today

Having served in various high-profile postings including correspondent, foreign editor and columnist, Mr. Cohen has come full circle to his journalist origins in Paris, assuming the coveted role of NYT Paris Bureau Chief in late 2020. Undoubtedly, few are as adept at offering such a candid and objective perspective on the pressing topics currently shaping our country than Roger Cohen himself.

Register now for this not to be missed event and get ready to be inspired by the insights of someone who has been called the most Francophone and Francophile of all American journalists and who himself has said that being a Francophile is a life sentence.

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Born and raised in London and South Africa, Roger first lived in the City of Light in 1976, teaching English at a lycée as part of his studies at Oxford. After graduating with a degree in history and French in 1977, Roger returned to Paris before being hired by Reuters and sent to Brussels and Rome. Following a 7-year stint at the Wall Street Journal, in 1990 Roger returned to Paris as a correspondent for The New York Times, reporting on the European economy in the aftermath of the Cold War. In 1994, Roger was posted to Bosnia which became the catalyst for his acclaimed book Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo, a compelling account depicting the destruction caused by the wars in Yugoslavia. After having returned to the paper's Paris bureau from June 1995 to August 1998, he was named the Berlin bureau chief in 1998. In 2004 he then started writing a column for The International New York Times (then known as The International Herald Tribune) and in 2009 was named a columnist for The New York Times. 

In February of this year, Roger’s fifth book, An Affirming Flame: Meditations on Life and Politics was published to rave reviews (Knopf Publishing Group): a collection of the finest New York Times columns from more than a decade, accompanied by an essay on the state of the world today.

Roger Cohen has received numerous accolades, most recently when he was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting (May 2023) and a George Polk Award (February 2023) in Foreign Reporting as part of the NYT's teams coverage of the war in Ukraine. He has also been bestowed with the coveted Légion d'honneur award in 2021. 

Monday, September 11th, 2023

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Cercle de l'Union Interalliée

33, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

75008 Paris

Members: 70€

Non-Members: 85€ 

Register Now!

Space is limited and deadline for registration and payment is Wednesday, September 6th, 2023 at 12 pm.

Dress Code

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

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