France-Atlanta Events Planned Oct. 26 – Nov. 12

2011 series focuses on innovation

Georgia Tech, in partnership with the Consulate General of France, will again present “France-Atlanta 2011 - Together Toward Innovation.” The 2011 series, planned for October 26 through November 12, covers France and United States collaborations in the domains of science, economics, culture and humanitarian efforts.

France Atlanta 2011
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“Both France and Atlanta share a common strong commitment to innovation as an engine for economic growth,” said Pascal Le Deunff, Consul General of France in Atlanta.  “Last year, “France-Atlanta 2010” brought together almost 3,500 participants and breathed new life into the relationship between France and the Southeastern United States.”

According to Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson, France-Atlanta provides a unique opportunity for not just students, but anyone interested in exploring the great country of France through cultural and humanitarian logistics, business workshops and scientific symposiums.

“Many of the challenges we face today are global in nature, impacting all of humanity—things like energy, sustainability, water utilization and resources, humanitarian logistics and healthcare,” said Peterson. “There is no end to the possibilities before us when we work together for solutions.”

The following events will take place at Georgia Tech. A complete list of France-Atlanta events can be found at the official website.

October 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Georgia Tech Lorraine: Enabling US-French Cooperation in R&D and in Higher Education
Manufacturing Research Center (MaRC) Auditorium

October 27, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion: How to Better Coordinate Humanitarian Response
Marcus Nanotechnology Building

October 28, 8:30 a.m.
Graphene: Taking Electronics Beyond Silicon*
Manufacturing Research Center (MaRC) Auditorium
*RSVP Required

November 4, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Nuclear Energy: Security and Waste Management
Marcus Nanotechnology Building

November 5, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Paris-Atlanta: The Physical, Social, and Cultural Fabric of “Outer City” and Inner Suburb
College of Architecture, Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium

November 9, 7:00 p.m.
Art Papers Live! Lecture Series Presents Two Contemporary French Artists
Georgia Tech Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship
College of Management 4th Floor