Hi. Thanks for visiting this blog, which my team and I hope will be the foundation of our “Cyber Ambassadors” program connecting French and American people via the net.
I am very pleased that Sarah Cleveland of the U.S. Department of State and Columbia University, as well as Vincent Berger of the European Court of Human Rights and Géraldine Grenet of E-maginons spoke to so many high school and university students on Monday. They addressed several human rights-related issues and answered many questions from the students. I certainly learned many things during the “Town Hall” session and hope we can share impressions of that session as we have our own “Cyber Town Hall” via this blog.
This blog contains two key elements:
The first is you – anyone with access to a computer and the net can participate. You can write in French or English.
The second is my team and me. We will respond to your questions, comments, and who knows, perhaps some complaints. I’ll usually write in English to ensure clarity. We also hope to have “guest bloggers” to participate in the future.
Again, thanks very much and here are my first two questions:
1. For those who attended the “Town Hall” on Monday, what did you think?
2. What can the U.S.A do better regarding human rights?
Thanks again for visiting and let’s go and connect France and America!
Vincent Carver, U.S. Consul General, Strasbourg