Welcome to the website of the Georgetown University Club of France. We serve the 450+ Georgetown alumni living and working in Paris and elsewhere in France.

The Georgetown Alumni Club of France serves as the bridge between Georgetown University keeping alumni, faculty, parents, and friends connected to the heart of the Hilltop. We are a chartered club of the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA) and we are managed and operated entirely by alumni volunteers.

The Club of France was founded in 1991 as a non-profit association in accordance with French law and with the full recognition and support from Georgetown University. Our mission is to engage with Georgetown alumni in France to promote social, cultural and professional relations. We organize activities with alumni and the university itself to enrich our intellectual, cultural and professional lives, to provide ongoing ties to the university and to represent Georgetown’s values of excellence and community in France.

The club organizes events throughout the year, including talks, cocktails with visiting Georgetown professors or deans, happy hours and cultural outings. We also co-sponsor events with other university alumni clubs in Paris and aim to keep our members informed about the upcoming activities of Georgetown alumni clubs in nearby countries.

Get Involved

1) Sign up to be a member of our club here. Otherwise you will not get any communications from us.

2) Connect with fellow members on Linkedin- GU Club of France page.

3) Alumni interviewing in France – stay connected to GU and help Admissions select great candidates through the Alumni Admissions Program. Georgetown graduates can volunteer to interview prospective students seeking admission to various schools in the University The interviewing program shows prospective students a critical part of what makes GU stand out among great American universities. By offering and requiring an alumni interview to all applicants, candidates directly experience alumni connectedness, underlining the importance of community at Georgetown. That sense of community sets Georgetown apart and is inseparable from Georgetown’s academic excellence and ethical values. If you would like to help identify future Hoyas among the applicants from this great country, please contact Jon Lillian (guaap-france@jhlco.com) the Chairman of APP France supported by William Holmberg, (wch@georgetown.edu).

4) Learn about events organized by American University Clubs of France (AUC France). GU is one of 40+ American University/ college clubs in France. The 2 major annual events are the Traditional Annual Reception held every year with the presence of the US Ambassador to France in June and the Traditional AUC Thanksgiving Dinner in November.

If you have any specific comments or questions, write to guclubfrance@georgetown.edu.

Join Us

This alumni club currently offers membership sign-up only for students to opt in to club communications. Alumni and current parents receive local club communications when their address is in the club region.


  • Club Officers

    Alexandra Richard

    William Holmberg
    Vice President

    Danielle Bush
    Vice President

    Robert Alaimo
    Vice President

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Club Event Gallery

EVENTS- SPRING 2023 (to date) 


  1. March 29, 2023:  SPRING COCKTAIL_Belinda de Gaudemar, member of the Board, Georgetown Club of France hosted a dozen alumni at her residence to offer a social event to welcome the change of season and first gathering since winter.
  2. April 11,2023: more than 20 attendees comprising not only Georgetown alumni but also those of other APSIA schools (Professional Intl Affairs) including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Duke, Tufts/ Fletcher, GW and others) gathered in the office of Dentons close to the Madeleine in central Paris to hear and respond to remarks made by Amy Schedlbauer (GU BSFS 1995, Princeton MPP 2008), Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, Environment, Science, Technology & Health as well as  Liam Wasley, (Brown AB 1988, GU MSFS/ MA History 1991) Minister Counselor for Political Affairs.    Both long term career foreign service offices based at the U.S. Embassy around the corner, they led an off-the-record discussion and interaction session with the audience or a range of topics, from responses to political and economy consequences of heighten tensions between US-China, US-Russia and the Ukraine conflict to Climate policy and investment, the reinvigorated role and responses of NATO, noting its newest member Finland, to its pivot back to preparedness for state on state conflict after 2 decades of exclusionary mission capabilities and much more. Hosted by Pascal Chadenet, Partner at Dentons and Board member of the GU Club of France, the group pivoted from formal remarks and Q/A to continued debate and discussion over cocktails and food until late evening.



  1. September 15: Welcome to the Neighborhood- social event held near Bastille
  2. October 6: Founding Fathers’ Walking Tour of Paris: Jefferson, Franklin & the American Founding Fathers: The tour began on the Concorde square where Benjamin Franklin signed the Treaty of Alliance and France was the first to recognize the independence of the U.S. Led by Brad Newfield of Paris Walks, an historian, has earned a doctorate in Franco-American relations and it shows at his gives deep insights during his walks.
  3. November 29:  update on Paris as a place for international dispute resolution: round-up about the most recent and debated French court decisions on international commercial arbitration.


Related events:

A)  Annual AUC Thanksgiving diner event November 22 hosted by AUC at the Ecole Militaire. Photos of the event are available here: https://www.facebook.com/AUCFrance/photos

B) note: in October, the International Trailblazer Awards, organised by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Paris, honored three courageous leaders who embody GIWPS’ mission. the event took place at the residence of the US Embassador to France.


Contact Us

The Georgetown Alumni Club of France is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome the participation of all alumni from every school within the University. To contact us, please email us at guclubfrance@georgetown.edu.