ANU IRS students visit the Embassy [fr]
Aspen Blomfield, James Brasington, Christian Haarburger, Annabel Howard, Nic Mayrhofer, Jessica McLeod-Yu, Ellie Taylor-Thompson and Kylie Saju from the ANU IRS with Yves Lafoy (Official Representative of New Caledonia to Australia) and Priscilla Boulet-Gilly (Science & Higher Education Officer)
At the Embassy of France, we build bridges between France and Australia, and we also welcome dialogue with those who will shape the world of tomorrow.
For their first embassy visit of the year, the Embassy of France was delighted to invite eight young members – and future diplomats? - of the ANU International Relations Society for a morning tour on Wednesday, 10 of March 2021.
Julie Le-Saos, Deputy Head of Mission welcomed the students for a Q&A session with Boris Toucas, Head of Culture, Education, Science & Technology, and other colleagues. They listened to their professional aspirations, and discuss their life experiences as diplomats.
Diplomacy is about enhancing empathy and trust, agreeing on values, sharing experiences such as France’s commitments to gender equality and to a more feminist diplomacy. More than anything else, successful diplomatic efforts on open-mindedness, and Australian society and culture are a great source of inspiration for us at the embassy.
We wish these young students in Public policy and International Relations a successful career at the DFAT and the other Australian public departments, and look forward to repeating the experience next year, maintaining the example set of the French-Australian relationship and France’s commitment to youth.