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After several unsuccessful attempts to set up an Association of Alumni in France in the 1970s, an informal Association was created in Paris in October 1982 on the instigation, and with the encouragement of, Dr Anne Bohm acting on behalf of the then Director of LSE, Ralf Dahrendorf.

The initial meeting of some 20 Alumni took place at the residence of the Canadian Ambassador (himself an Alumnus of LSE) and three officers were elected: President: Etienne Dalemont, Secretary: George Grosz, Treasurer: Bernard Lefevre.


Quai d'Orsay 1986, Reception held by Roland Dumas, with on his right, Etienne Dalemont


In 1991, the informal Association was converted into a French legal 1901 Association.

Over the years, numerous events were organised: conferences and dinners with leading political, economic and literary guest speakers such as Alexandre Adler, Erik Orsenna, Shan Sa and special cocktails whenever successive Directors of LSE: R. Dahrendorf, I.G. Patel, J. Ashworth, A. Giddens, and Howard Davies, the present Director, came to Paris.

In addition, informal meetings of Alumni were held in a Left-bank pub and wine-tasting events were organised from time to time.

Today, the society helds numerous events each year, from the now-traditional LSE France after-work drinks to lectures and cultural events such as the visit of the Quai Branly Musuem and the yearly LSE France Christmas Party.

To have access to these events, you can become a member by registering here.



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