Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, former Mongolian Minister of Culture & Jeffrey L. Falt read from the manuscript of their novel, The Green Eyed Lama, which has just been published by Grasset in French translation as Le Moine Aux Yeux Verts. This was followed by a discussion touching on themes evoked in the book, such as life under communism, and the Stalinist purge; the transformation of Mongolia into a democracy; and religion and culture in Mongolia.
Oyungerel Tsedevdamba studied planning economy in the USSR and, after the fall of communism, she earned a Master’s Degree in Market Economy in Russia. She subsequently received a Master’s degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University. She served as Adviser to the Prime Minister of Mongolia and subsequently to the President of Mongolia on human rights and civic participation. In 2015 Oyungerel was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of France for her efforts to end the death penalty in Mongolia and for her work in preserving and protecting Mongolia’s cultural heritage, including the much publicized Tyrannosaurus bataar case. Oyungerel is the author of 11 books.
Série de 3 conférences animées par Eric Monsinjon, professeur d’histoire de l’art et ancien élève de l’Ecole du Louvre, enseignant en classes préparatoires et aux élèves comédiens de la Comédie-Française.
Dans ces 3 conférences portant sur l'histoire de l’art nous sommes partis à la rencontre des chefs d’œuvre de l’art, de la Renaissance à l’art actuel, et avons abordé les sujets suivants :
- Introduction et panorama rapide de Giotto à l’art contemporain.
- Identifier les codes de la représentation traditionnelle en Europe : de Giotto à Delacroix.
- Repérer les étapes fondamentales qui jalonnent l’histoire de l’art classique.
- Distinguer les œuvres majeures des œuvres mineures afin d’en dégager la portée créatrice. Quand démarre l’art moderne ?
- Identifier les grandes étapes de l’évolution de la peinture, de Manet à Duchamp
- Pourquoi l’art moderne remet-il en cause les codes représentatifs classiques ?
- Qu’est-ce qu’une avant-garde et que signifie la mort de l’art ?
- Quand démarre l’art contemporain ?
- En quoi l’art contemporain bouleverse-t- il l’art moderne ?
- Panorama de l’art actuel et des différentes tendances internationales
On 30 November 2017, the Stanford Club of France and the Stanford Business Club gathered alumni at Station F to hear from Quentin Sannié, CEO of Devialet, as he shared the story of Devialet, his experiences as a entrepreneur and the growth and importance of la FrenchTech. Our discussions focused on the steps of going from a start-up to raising the capital needed to go global, the challenges with a growing business and the globalization within French technology companies and with French tech-products.
Our distinguished speaker, Pierre-André de Chalendar (CEO of Saint-Gobain), shared his vision on the trends affecting the industry in a context of rising environmental challenges and on the role industry leaders need to play to fight climate change. Our discussion focused on environmental challenges from a technological, political and societal perspective, innovation in the habitat and broader industry to fight global warming and the steps ahead for sustainable development.
This event was held at the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée.
Our two distinguished speakers, Larry Goulder and Christian de Perthuis, shared their views on US and European accomplishments and future action regarding climate change, carbon economics & policy.
Lawrence H. Goulder, a graduate from Stanford University, is the Shuzo Nishihara Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Center for Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis.
Christian de Perthuis est professeur d’Economie à l’université Paris-Dauphine, en charge de la Chaire économie du climat, une initiative commune lancée par l’université Paris-Dauphine et CDC-Climat.
The event was co-organized by The Stanford Club of France, the Club Mines Energie & Club Mines Développement Durable.
Where is the shared economy heading? :
Founder of BlaBlaCar, Executive Chairman
Our distinguished speaker and fellow alumn, Frédéric Mazzella, will share his experience as a successful entrepreneur and his vision on several disruptive trends that are transforming mobility. Our discussions will focus on the topics of:
- Disrupting the Market
- The Shared Economy
Since pioneering the idea for BlaBlaCar in 2004, Frédéric has led the company to become the world’s largest long-distance carpooling community. As a branding and communications enthusiast, Frédéric has built a global brand whilst relentlessly spreading the word about the virtues of carpooling. Frédéric carries BlaBlaCar’s vision of a people-powered travel network enabled by trust and technology, and is passionate about high social impact solutions. Frédéric is a regular speaker at leading international conferences and in the media, where he comments on the fast changing mobility landscape, entrepreneurship, global marketplaces and building trust in online communities.
Prior to founding BlaBlaCar, Frédéric held the role of scientific researcher at NASA (USA) and NTT (Japan). He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Masters in Physics from Ecole Normale Supérieure (France). Frédéric is also an accomplished classical pianist.
Transforming the Automotive Industry through Innovation – Carlos GHOSN, Chairman & CEO of Renault-Nissan
The automotive industry is currently undergoing significant disruption due to digitalization, increasing automation, connectivity & new business models. While there is no unifying perspective on how this industry will evolve over the long term, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is playing a leading role in shaping the vision of the future.
The Stanford Club of France is delighted to present Carlos Ghosn, Chairman & CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, in a lively and in-depth exchange with Philippe Pouletty, Managing Director at Truffle Capital.
Our distinguished speaker, Mr. Ghosn, will share his vision on several disruptive trends that are transforming the automotive industry:
- the green revolution in the industry,
- the evolution of mobility,
- the race for the connected car,
- autonomous driving,
- the management of innovation in a fast transforming market.
Carlos Ghosn will be interviewed by Philippe Pouletty (Stanford Post-Doc fellow ’86-88), founder of a leading European Private Equity firm and an expert on innovation. Truffle Capital builds and invests in high-potential companies that develop disruptive technologies, including clean-tech.
Bernard Liautaud, a Stanford Alumnus, founded Business Objects in 1990. Business Objects was the world leader in Business Intelligence and the first European software IPO on Nasdaq in 1994. In January 2008, Business Objects was acquired by SAP for $6.8 billion. Since 2008, he is a venture capitalist at Balderton, one of the best VC fund in Europe.
Bernard answered burning questions from the new generation of European entrepreneurs:
• How building a startup today is different from 20 years ago?
• What are the key elements you look at when investing in a start up?
• After Mobile Apps and the Sharing Economy what will be booming in the next five years?
• Few successful startups manage to remain independent in Europe, why?
• What are the best tech hubs in Europe?
• As a member of Stanford University Board, what role do you see for Stanford on the Tech Scene in Silicon Valley and in Europe?