Georgia Tech Invited to Participate in French-American Parliamentary Symposium

McLaughlin to Discuss Ways to Enhance Academic Programs

Georgia Tech’s Vice Provost for International Initiatives Steve McLaughlin has been invited to address the French National Assembly in Paris on February 7.

Steve McLaughlin
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Steve McLaughlin is the vice provost for international initiatives and a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

McLaughlin’s presentation will be part of the inaugural French-American Parliamentary meetings symposium that will focus on strengthening community, educational and university cooperation between the two countries. He will participate on a panel that will provide insight on existing French-American academic exchanges and how to strengthen these programs and develop new opportunities.

Georgia Tech-Lorraine, the Institute's first international campus, was established in Metz, France, 21 years ago. Since that time, more than 2,500 students representing 25 nationalities have participated in the program.

Last year, McLaughlin, who previously served as the deputy director of Georgia Tech-Lorraine, was awarded the honor of Knight of the French National Order of Merit, the second-highest civilian award given by the Republic of France.