Consul General discusses France and Europe at UIC
On February 22nd, Consul General of France Lacroix launched the 2018 Allen Lerner Foreign Policy Lecture Series at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a special presentation and discussion on France’s position on current international issue, the country’s priorities on the domestic front and the future of Europe. More than 80 students and faculty attended the event.
Mr. Lacroix presented the new reforms implemented to stimulate the country’s economic growth, and the upward trend driven by a sharply improved business climate. “France is back!” concluded Consul General Lacroix.
He also presented the incentives in place to attract new talents from abroad. He reminded the audience that one France’s main objectives is to become a land of innovation where tomorrow’s world is invented. With top infrastructures, world-renowned research centers and incubators all over its territory, France is an ideal destination for young creators. “We need more students from the Midwest” said Lacroix as he discussed the various tools and programs available to them.
Finally, Consul General Lacroix talked about France’s place in Europe and promoted a stronger and a more united EU. He reminded the audience that the EU and the U.S have the largest bilateral trade and investment partnership. “Europe is not boring” said Consul General Lacroix, as he discussed the relevance of Europe and France’s ambition to push forward a more integrated Europe.
The Allen Lerner Foreign Policy Lecture Series is presented by the UIC Office of International Affairs and the UIC Department of Political Sciences