Andre Baeyens - October 10, 2005
French Foreign Service (ret.)
"From Copper to Corots: The Two Lives of William Andrews Clark, Senator of Montana"
8:00 PM Monday, October 10, 2005
"Franco-American Relations: Past and Present"
3:10 PM Monday, October 10, 2005
Gallagher Business Building 123
You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Ambassador André Baeyens. The great-grandson on his mother’s side of Montana’s Senator William A. Clark, Ambassador Baeyens was born in France and graduated from the École Nationale d’Administration in Paris. He then followed in his French father’s footsteps and joined France’s diplomatic corps. His first postings as a Secretary of Embassy were in London, Bonn, Washington, D.C., Rome, and Vienna. From 1974 to 1976 he headed the personal staff of the Secretary of State to the French Foreign Minister in the first Chirac government.
Ambassador Baeyens has been posted to the United States three times: as second secretary to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., as director of the French Press and Information Service in New York City, and again in New York City as Consul General of France. He also has served as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and to the Office of the United Nations and international organizations in Vienna. He is an officer of the “Legion d’Honneur.” Currently at work on a book about Franco-American relations, he has lectured and published extensively about his great-grandfather’s remarkable life.