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Romain Champetier


Romain Champetier studied two years at the Euro-American campus of Sciences Po Paris, and is currently spending one year at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He is a member of the Georgetown University Roosevelt Institute, which focuses on Defense and Diplomacy issues. He has also worked on U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.



Jacques Attali


The French economist and writer served as chief adviser to François Mitterrand and was the first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has also advised Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande and is considered one of France’s leading public intellectuals. Attali has published more than fifty books, including essays and novels.



Luce Irigaray

Philosopher and Psychoanalyst

Luce Irigaray is a Belgian-born French feminist, philosopher, linguist, psycholinguist, psychoanalyst, sociologist and cultural theorist. Her books include Speculum of the Other Woman, and This Sex Which Is Not One.



The German revolution that wasn’t

The Protester

Protests seem to have come back into fashion in Germany. Our French neighbors can only laugh at our bourgeois revolt.

by Alexander Görlach 10.03.2015



Why militant Islamists are the true unbelievers

Only God forgives

Through acts of terror, militant Islamists want to avenge God but commit idolatry instead.

by Alexander Görlach 08.01.2015



Rethinking capitalism after the crisis

“Clever capitalism is by definition altruistic”

Jacques Attali is one of France’s leading intellectuals and an expert on issues ranging from classical economics to classical music. He told Max Tholl what we can learn from “Game of Thrones” and why Germany’s economic success is an example to study but not to follow.

Conversation by Max Tholl with Jacques Attali 05.01.2015



Hollande’s reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attacks

Diamond or gravel

It is up to François Hollande whether French democracy can weather the storm of yesterday’s attacks. He would be advised to follow a Norwegian example.

by Florian Guckelsberger 08.01.2015

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