French consul general visits with GGC students

Pascal Le Deunff, consul general of France, spoke to a group of Georgia Gwinnett College students and faculty yesterday about how the U.S. and France can work together to answer significant challenges such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation, climate change and economic issues.

Pascal Le Deunff, consul general of France, spoke to a group of Georgia Gwinnett College students and faculty yesterday about how the U.S. and France can work together to answer significant challenges such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation, climate change and economic issues.

Dr. Dovile Budryte, associate professor of political science, issued an invitation to Le Deunff to speak to her global issues class.

“We are delighted that French General Consul Le Deunff shared his perspectives with our students,” said Lois Richardson, dean of the GGC School of Liberal Arts. “It is critical that today’s students understand how interconnected our world has become. They will enter a workforce closely linked to the global community, and requiring not only an appreciation for other cultures but also the skill sets that enable them to interact and work with people of all nations.”

Le Deunff’s role as consul general is to oversee the operations of the French Consulate for a six-state region of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Atlanta location is distinct in that it includes the functions of a consulate and a trade commission, providing diplomatic and chancellery functions, cultural and science offices and the French Trade Commission.

Originally an economics professor at the University of Paris, Le Deunff has worked for the French Consulate since 1987, serving in positions in Germany, Malaysia, Slovenia, Thailand and the United States, as well as France.

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