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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Northwestern Buffett Lecture Featuring François Hollande, 24th President of France

On September 28, 2023, the Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and Villa Albertine hosted a lecture with François Hollande, the 24th President of France who served from 2012 to 2017. During the lecture, former President Hollande shed light on the challenges and opportunities of coordinating multilateral action, shared his perspective on global affairs and crises as discussed in his recent book Bouleversements and spoke to the role of young people in empowering civil society through dedicated public service. His lecture was followed by a discussion moderated by Annelise Riles, Executive Director of the Northwestern Buffett Institute and Associate Provost for Global Affairs at Northwestern University.