President’s Welcome

    benoit rossi

    Welcome, bienvenue

    As president, it’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the Harvard Club of France, Europe’s second largest base with over 2,000 alumni.

    This Club is yours and we want you to feel part of the global Harvard community whether you are a long-time resident, a travelling alum, a temporary visitor, a newcomer or a recent graduate.

    We represent, and welcome, alumni from all Harvard schools, from the College to the Harvard’s 12 graduate and professional schools. We serve the interests of the broader community (check out also the various groups we serve).

    Our active memberships ranges from class 1946 to class 2015, a remarkable 70-year span that reflects our ambition to not only build bridges across peoples, but also across generations.

    The HCF is a not-for profit association (« Loi 1901 ») governed by an Executive Committee whose composition reflects the diversity of our community.

    Our distinguished Honorary Board members help further the interests of Harvard in France. Our Board is presided over by Her Excellency Jane Hartley, US ambassador to France.

    Throughout the year, we organize a wide range of activities that seek to foster the intellectual excitement we experienced on campus. Have a look at our past speakers to get  an idea on how we envision our mission.

    Harvard is a lifelong journey and we want alumni to continue this extraordinary experience when connecting with the Club. To that end, our program is based on four key values that underpin the Harvard spirit: engaging, connecting, inspiring and celebrating. Take a look at our past newsletters to discover the types of activities we organize (new ideas are always welcome).

    If you wish to join the Club, sign-up now. Membership entails a series of benefits, including free admission to our Annual Reception Party in June.

    We want to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to contact us to find out how you can get involved or stay in touch with fellow Harvard alumni  while  in France.

    Warm regards

    Benoît ROSSI