French voters will go to the polls in late April and early May to elect a new president. The outcome in France, the second largest country in the European Union, will have ripple effects across Europe and the world. Center-right candidate Francois Fillon has enjoyed leads in most polls, but right-wing populist Marine Le Pen predicts a Trump-style surprise, and the impact of socialist and independent candidates cloud the picture considerably.
Join Atlas Network on Wednesday, April 5 in Sarasota, Fla. for a reception and French wine tasting featuring Alexandre Pesey, founder of the Institut de Formation Politique (IFP) who will discuss the upcoming election, and the opportunities that exist for free-market reforms along the lines championed by his organization.
The mission of IFP is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative and classical liberal public policy leaders and activists in France. IFP trains students from throughout France how to effectively promote individual freedom and personal responsibility in the public sphere.
5:00 p.m. Registration Opens and Reception
5:45 p.m. Presentation featuring Alexandre Pesey, founder of the Institut de Formation Politique
7:00 p.m. Event concludes
Alexandre Pesey graduated from Paris-Assas Law School and EM Lyon Business School in France. He taught Law at the University of Assas (Paris II) and economics in a private boarding school in western France. He is the Founder of The Tocqueville Fellowship, a yearly trip for French students to D.C. to learn about the American Conservative Movement. Alexandre is also the founder of the Institut de Formation Politique (IFP)which trains students from throughout France how to effectively promote individual freedom and personal responsibility in the public sphere. He recently launched Le Coquetier, the first political incubator to build a network of entrepreneurs dedicated to freedom, prosperity and western civilization. Alexandre lives in the western suburbs of Paris with his wife and five children.
Dress is business casual for the event.