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Antonin Baudry presents his novel "Weapons of Mass Diplomacy" and the film The French Minister based on it


April 29, 2014
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
April 29, 2014
4:15pm - 6:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

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With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

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Antonin Baudry, a former speech writer for French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, presents his graphic novel Weapons of Mass Diplomacy, which just happens to be the hilarious tale of a young speechwriter working for the Herodotus-quoting Foreign Minister Alexandre Taillard de Worms. Bertrand Tavernier's hit film "The French Minister" is drawn from the book, which will teach even PhD's in political science a thing or two about how government really works.

See The New York Times' recent interview of Mr. Baudry.

Antonin Baudry's career has been a hybrid of diplomatic and cultural enterprises. From 2002 to 2004, he was a Diplomatic Envoy for the Office of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs. He then became a Technical Advisor in the Office of the French Minister of the Interior. In 2006, Mr. Baudry worked as Technical Advisor and Director of International Cultural Affairs, Francophonie and International Economic Affairs in the Office of the French Prime Minister. In 2006, he was appointed Cultural Counselor for the French Embassy in Spain. Since September 2010, Mr. Baudry has been serving as Cultural Counselor for France in the United States and Permanent Representative for French Universities in the United States in the French Embassy's office in New York. The mission of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US is to enrich and strengthen the robust spirit of partnership between the two countries in the economic, political and cultural spheres, through various educational and cultural initiatives. In this role, Mr. Baudry has made the development of language programs and university partnerships his priority.

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