About the Commission

Board of directors

The Board of Directors has honorary chairs Ambassador of USA in France and the Minister of Foreign Affairs from the French government.
Its members represent the two governments, the scientific and academic community and the business world.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the general policy of the Commission and its strategic direction.

  • Mr. Philip FRAYNE (2014) Co-president

    Minister Counselor for Public Affairs
    U.S. Embassy in France

  • Ms. Anne GRILLO (2013) Co-president

    Director of Culture, Education, Research and Network 
    French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Mr. Andrew DIAMOND (2016) Professor of American history and civilization

    Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris IV

  • Ms. Leah PISAR (2013) Writer, Specialist in transatlantic relations
  • Ms. Julia Fendrick (2016) Treasurer

    Cultural Counsellor at the U.S. Embassy in France 

  • Mr. Charles TRUEHEART (2013) The American Library in Paris


  • Ms. Karen WEISBLATT (2014) Founder and associate

    Weisblatt & Associés

  • Mr. Carle BONAFOUS-MURAT (2014) President of University of Paris 3 : Sorbonne Nouvelle

    Representative of the Conference of University Presidents (CPU)

  • Ms. Clélia CHEVRIER-KOLACKO (2015) Assistant Director of Higher Education and Research

    French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGM/DCERR/ESR)

  • Ms. Elisabeth CREPON (2014) Director of the ENSTA-PARISTECH

    Chairwoman of the Development and Partnerships Commission of the CDEFI
    Representative of the Conference of Deans of French Schools of Engineering

  • Ms. Marianne de BRUNHOFF (2014) Delegate

    Secretariat General - DREIC
    Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research

  • Dr. Vincent MICHELOT (2013) University Professor

    Sciences-Po Lyon

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