July 6-11, French Ambassador to the United States visits the Midwest

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On July 6-11, French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Etienne made his first trip to the Midwest where he met with the French-American business community in Cleveland and Detroit, discussed cultural cooperation at The Cleveland Museum of Art and the The Detroit Institute of Arts, scientific collaboration at Fermilab in Illinois, and education partnerships at the University of Chicago.

In Cleveland, the Ambassador officially installed our new Honorary Consul of France in Northern Ohio Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak.

Bibet-Kalinyak honored by French Ambassador to the United States during visit to Cleveland.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - McDonald Hopkins.
I couldn’t think of a better person than Isabelle to care for the French community here,” said Etienne, who, along with General Consul in Chicago Guillaume Lacroix, officially welcomed Bibet-Kalinyak into her new role during a luncheon at the Union Club. The Cleveland-based attorney and native of Paris was nominated to become the new Honorary Consul for France in February.
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In Detroit
Virtual meeting at the « French corner », an incubator hosted by France auto company Adduxi in Rochester Hills, with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.


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Meeting with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
"In Detroit, the city of the automobile but also of our common history since its foundation by France in 1701 and still today with the strong involvement of the French community in its urban renaissance."


JPEGAmbassador of France H.E. Philippe Etienne and Consul General Guillaume Lacroix visit ICARUS liquid argon neutrino detector at Fermilab (Batavia, IL). They were welcomed by Director Nigel Lockyer. Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle and accelerator physics research, and France is a major collaborator.


JPEGVisit of thee PIP-II superconducting cryomodule with Project Director Lia Merminga.


JPEGDiscussion on the European Strategy Report and Future Circular Collider.

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