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Analysis of the French Elections

Wednesday, May 17, 2017   19:30 - 21:00

  • Guillaume Gerondeau
  • Benjamin Lasry (Joining by live video)
  • Regis Arnaud (Japan correspondent, Le Figaro and La Tribune)

On May 7, French voters elected Emmanuel Macron to the presidency. Though he was the most pro-EU, pro-globalization of all the candidates, in the first round nearly half of the voters chose politicians dedicated to upending the post-World War Two liberal order.

On May 17, we will hold a panel discussion with several experts to analyze the results of the election and to discuss its implications for Europe and the world in the wake of Brexit, the victory of Donald Trump, and the rise of extremism in many other western societies.

Note: All panelists will be speaking in their personal capacity, not on behalf of their employers.


Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   19:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
The Parliament (1F), Azabu Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。


Guillaume Gerondeau

Guillaume Gerondeau coordinates the local Tokyo committee of “En Marche!” the political movement created by Emmanuel Macron, which he set up in October 2016. He was the official representative delegate of Emmanuel Macron in Tokyo for the presidential election.

Guillaume Gerondeau is a Senior International Innovation, Product, Marketing, Sales Executive and Strategy Consultant who has worked for leading companies in Japan. He has lived more than 11 years in total in Japan. He was head of global product strategy and product planning and of brand strategy and global product marketing at 2 leading Japanese car manufacturers. He also served as senior advisor of an American strategy consulting firm. He is now Senior Director, of a leading software company. He is an expert in digital business transformation and smart mobility.

Benjamin Lasry

Joining by live video

Benjamin Lasry is a French political analyst based in London. He practiced law at Allen & Overy for six years, in London, Paris and Tokyo, where he specialized in energy and infrastructure projects. Benjamin currently works as a political analyst, covering the French elections at Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and political advisory firm. He holds a BA in European Studies from King’s College London, an International Program diploma from Sciences Po Paris, and an LLB from the University of Law in London.

Regis Arnaud

Japan correspondent, Le Figaro and La Tribune

Régis Arnaud is the editor in chief of France Japon Eco and covers Japan for Le Figaro. He is also a regular contributor to Oriental Economist (suspended last month) and to Toyo Keizai. He is also a producer (Deguchinashi, 2006, Cut, 2011, Awaodori Paris, 2015). He wrote a novel, Tokyo c’est fini (1998).