Iconic French Speaker Luncheons with Olivier Barrot
Where: French Institute Alliance Française
22 E. 60th St.
212-355-6100 Price: $50
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Jacques Attali—the widely influential French economist, social theorist, writer, political advisor—will discuss his unusual life in an intimate conversation with journalist and French TV personality Olivier Barrot.
Considered one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world (Foreign Policy Magazine), Attali has led a multi-faceted life and has found success at every turn.
He was Special Adviser to President François Mitterrand from 1981 to 1991. He helped to found and was the first President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London from 1991 to 1993. He was designated President of the Commission for the Liberation for French Economic Growth by President Nicolas Sarkozy in August 2007.
An unparalleled thinker, Attali has written over fifty books including texts on mathematics, economics, and sociology as well as plays, biographies, memoirs, children’s books, and novels.
Attali is also a university professor, investment banker, Honorary Member of the Council of State, CEO of the Paris-based international strategy consulting firm A&A, and President of the international non-profit microfinancing organization Positive Planet.
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