PARCOURS DE DIPLOMATES: UNE PERSPECTIVE FRANCOPHONE

21 May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2021

Friday 21 May 5.30pm – 7pm



Come to a Panel discussion in French featuring:

Julie Le Saos, Deputy Ambassador of France

Isabelle Martin, Deputy High Commissioner for Canada

Natacha Quester-Séméon, Managing Director of #JamaisSansElles

Discussion topics:

How to register
We currently have limited capacity in our hall and therefore all participants will need to register for the event at our website www.afcanberra.com.au by 20 May. The event is free.

Event details: Location: Alliance Francaise de Canberra, 66 McCaughey St, Turner Date : Friday 21 Mary Time : 5.30pm -7pm

Julie Le Saos Julie Le Saos is the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of France in Australia.
From 2016 to July 2020, she was the Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. Previously, she has been in charge of chemical weapons disarmament and non-proliferation at the Strategic, Security and Disarmament Department of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013-2016). At this position she has been following the Syrian chemical crisis and the elimination of the Syrian chemical program. She has also served at the Department for International Affairs and International Organizations of the French MFA, at the Embassies of France in Tokyo and Santiago de Chile and has worked for the Alliance française network and UNESCO in China as well as for the European Union Delegation in Montevideo. Julie Le Saos graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and Institut des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO). She speaks English, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese.
Isabelle Martin Counsellor and Deputy High Commissioner High Commission of Canada in Australia Canberra, Australia
Isabelle Martin is Counsellor at the High Commission of Canada in Australia, concurrently accredited to Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. Ms. Martin has been a career diplomat with Global Affairs Canada [formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development - DFATD] since 1995. Ms. Martin has had three previous overseas postings: 1998-2001 in Cairo, Egypt; 2002-2006 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (concurrently accredited to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, delivering the Global Security Reporting Program), and 2006-2008 in London, United Kingdom. Her most recent position in Ottawa was Special Advisor on National Security and Intelligence, in the Threat Assessment and Intelligence Services Division at GAC. She was previously Deputy Chief of Protocol of Canada (Services to the Foreign Diplomatic Corps). Other positions in Ottawa have included Senior Policy Advisor in the Strategic Policy and Planning portfolio of the Security and Intelligence division at the Privy Council Office; and Policy Advisor in Conflict Prevention, in the Human Security division at DFATD. Originally from Québec City, Ms. Martin has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Institut des Hautes Études Internationales; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Université Laval in Québec. She speaks French, English, and Arabic.
Natacha Quester-Séméon Managing Director and spokesperson for #JamaisSansElles.
Natacha Quester-Séméon is the Managing Director and spokesperson for #JamaisSansElles. Co-founder of the movement, and the club of influence, Girl Power 3.0. Digital strategist, Internet pioneer, journalist. Former vice-president of the association Bleu, blanc, zèbre. Co-head of the French delegation of Women 20, the G20 engagement group.


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