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IPEL Forum: AI & The Future of Humanity


Ivy Plus European Leaders

in partnership with UC Berkeley & UC Davis, HEC, IMD and Alliance Alumni Associations

is delighted to invite you to its fascinating forum at The American Library in Paris


Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Humanity


with outstanding speakers

 Stuart Russell
Professor at UC Berkeley, Stanford PhD, Oxford BA with Honors

Gérard Berry
Professor at Collège de France, Polytechnique Graduate


Tuesday June 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm


China, US, Europe, Russia, Japan are investing billions in AI, racing to lead and rule. What does AI really mean? How will AI impact our world and our future? Should we worry?



Stuart Russell

Internationally renowned AI pioneer Stuart Russell is Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley, Founder of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence and former adjunct professor of neurological surgery at UCSF.  He is the author with Peter Norvig of the essential textbookArtificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach used in more than 1350 universities in 119 countries.  Pr. Russell has received numerous prestigious international awards and honors for advancing research and thinking in AI.  In France, he has held the Blaise Pascal Chair and the senior Chaire d’Excellence of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche. 


Gérard Berry

CNRS Gold Medalist Gérard Berry is Professor at Collège de France, Chaire Algorithmes, Machines et Langages and one of France's most admired scientists and computer science experts. A Polytechnique graduate, Director Research INRIA, Pr. Berry is the founder of Esterel Technologies and inventor of computer languages and programs with vast applications, from allowing Airbus 380 and Rafale to fly to composing music in real-time.  He is the author, among other books of l'Hyperpuissance de l'informatique: algorithmes, données, machines, réseaux (Odile Jacob 2017).  


We look forward to welcoming you to this extremely interesting and topical talk followed by a Cocktail Reception 
in the presence of Ambassador Jeffrey Hawkins, Director American Library of Paris


 Maria Adle, President & Founder Ivy Plus European Leaders


The discussions will be moderated by 
Tram Trinh, Founder Vitanlink and Artus de Longuemar, Founder Fulfil




Venue: The American Library of Paris, 10 rue du General Camou, Paris 7

The American Library of Paris, established in 1920, is the largest English-language lending Library on the European mainland with 100 000 books, current and historical periodicals, audio-visual materials and extensive resources in electronic form. 

Date & Time :  Tuesday June 26 2018, 7:30 pm

Participation Price:  IPEL, UC Berkeley &   UC Davis, HEC, IMD, Alliance Members: 25€ - Non-Members and Guests:  30€

Registration & Payment:


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The Future of Networking and Relationships in the Digital and AI era

Ivy Plus European Leaders
in partnership with HEC, IMD and Alliance Alumni
is delighted to invite you to an
Exceptional Fireside-Discussion & Dinner

The Future of Networking and Relationship Building
in the Digital and AI era

Heads of LinkedIn, Twitter, Shapr and Facebook
in France

Fabienne ARATA – Country Manager LinkedIn France
Damien VIEL - Managing Director Twitter France
Ludovic HURAUX- Founder & CEO Shapr - Founder Attractive World 

Tuesday May 22, 2018, 7:00 pm
Maison des Polytechniciens


Our prestigious speakers will discuss:
Their Development Strategies
How and Why Millions of People across the world use their social sites to communicate
Future Trends in Networking and Information Sharing
The Future of Work and Job Search
How their Social Sites and Apps Impact us Today
and How They will Shape our Future
Differences between France & the U.S.


Fabienne Arata 
Fabienne Arata joined LinkedIn as Country Manager France and Talent Solutions Director in 2017. Formerly, she served as General Manager of two divisions at ManpowerGroup, Experis IT & FuturSkill, General Manager Columbus IT Partner France, General Manager ANELIA (IBM affiliate). A graduate of Skema Business School and EM Lyon, she started her professional career as business engineer at IBM.

Damien Viel
Damien Viel became the Managing Director of Twitter France in 2015, at the age of 41, after heading YouTube and Google Branding Solutions for the EMEA region during 4 years.  Prior to YouTube, he served as Deputy General Manager M6 Publicité and Managing Director Carat. He started his career at l’Oréal before joining Alain Afflelou and Marionnaud. He is a graduate of ESSEC business School.

Ludovic Huraux
Ludovic Huraux is the Founder and CEO of Shapr, an innovative Networking App launched in 2015 in the U.S.  In 2007, at the age of 24, he co-founded Attractive World, a Premium Dating Site, which he developed and led during 9 years, before selling it. A serial entrepreneur, he graduated from IEPAG Business School. He is a Member of Forbes New York Financial Council.
Maria Adle, Founder & President Ivy Plus European Leaders
Artus de Longuemar, Co-Founder Bureau Papillon, Board Member IPEL & HCF
Please Join Us for this Remarkable Event!

Venue: Maison des Polytechniciens, 12 rue de Poitiers, Paris 75007
Date & Time: Tuesday May 22, 2018 -
 7:00 pm Fireside-Discussion & Drinks
 8:30 pm Seated Dinner (4 courses with wine) in the company of our guest speakers  
Price: 65€ Registered Members Ivy Plus European Leaders (IPEL), HEC, IMD and Alliance -    75€ Non-Members & Guests
Registration & Payment: Please register early as there is a limited number of seats.
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Trump, Brexit, Russia, China, Fake News,

Cyberattacks, Dark Ads, AI, Big Data 
Is Democracy in Danger?

Ivy Plus European Leaders
in partnership with

the French-American Foundation
and HEC International Development
is pleased to invite you to a stimulating and topical

Fireside - Discussion
International Lawyer 
Former Stanford-Harvard-HEC Visiting Professor

Influential Political Thinker and Author 

Laurent Cohen-Tanugi


The Future of Democracy

 with a presentation & book-signing of his latest work
La Démocratie à l'Epreuve 

A Graduate of HarvardEcole Normale Supérieure, Sciences Po, Pantheon Sorbonne, lawyer at the Paris and New York bars, Laurent Cohen-Tanugi is Founder and Managing Partner of Laurent Cohen-Tanugi Avocats. Previously, he was a Partner at the international law firms Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; and Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, Sanofi-Synthélabo Group.

The author of numerous books on International Relations, Politics and the Economy, Laurent Cohen-Tanugi has taught at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools, and at HEC.  He has served as President of the inter-ministerial mission "Europe in Globalization" and on the French Advisory Commissions on Intangible Economy & Judicial Reforms.  He is VP and Treasurer of the Jacques Delors Institute and sits on the Board of the Aspen Institute-France. 
Monday March 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm.

'A Discussion with Laurent Cohen-Tanugi on the Future of Democracy' will take place in the privatized Salon Pommery-Madeleine of the Michelin-starred restaurant Lucas-Carton.
Champagne will be served during the discussion and book-signing.

Following the meeting, you are kindly welcome to join Laurent Cohen-Tanugi for Dinner in the main restaurant decorated by the famous French Art Nouveau designer Louis Majorelle.

Venue:  Restaurant Lucas-Carton, 9 Place de la Madeleine, Paris 8 - (Talk Salon Pommery-Madeleine)
Date and Time: Monday March 19, 2018 - Talk: 7:00 pm - Dinner: 9:00 pm

Price Talk and Champagne: Ivy Plus European Leaders & HEC:  32€ - Non-Members & Guests: 39€
Please Reserve Early - Limited Number of Participants

Price Dinner - 3 course meal by Michelin-starred chef with wine 
Members: 62€ Non-Members: 69€

Registration & Payment:

For the Dinner if you would prefer to pay by check, please contact Maria Adle ( and forward check labelled to SCEL, to Maria Adle,20 rue de l'Assomption, Paris 75016 before March 15th

Please Support Ivy Plus European Leaders by joining as a Member in order to allow us to continue bringing you outstanding events in superb venues.  Thank You!  
To become a Member, or renew your Membership for 2018, please go to:



Ivy Plus European Leaders
 is pleased to invite you to the
IMD Dinner


Leadership & Neuroscience  

Using Brain, Emotions, AI and New Technologies to Improve Leadership Skills, Company Performance and Wellbeing


Michel Noir
Former Minister, CEO Scientific Brain Training (SBT)

Tuesday March 6, 2018 - 7:30 pm


Neurosciences is the study of how the neuro-system and the brain work. New advances in cognitive sciences may help us unravel the mysteries of leadership. Join us for this evening and learn "how to get your brain in the fast lane".

Michel Noir is a leading expert on improving cognitive abilities and the CEO of Scientific Brain Training (SBT). 

Michel Noir has successfully reinvented himself throughout his career.  Former Mayor of Lyon, MP and Minister of Foreign Trade, he is the author of more than 15 books, a cellist, a researcher and an entrepreneur. In 2000, he founded Scientific Brain Training, the 1st company in the world in cognitive engineeringdedicated to bringing the latest developments in neuroscience to the public and developing innovative products to enhance memory. In 2006, the company went public and continued to expand, despite the financial crisis, consolidating its market share.

Today, through cognitive science, psychology, learning sciences, and lessons from his own life, his company,Arnava, offers development techniques to leaders of major French groups, with a somewhat disruptive angle.
A Sciences-Po Paris graduate, Michel
 Noir also holds a Master in Law, a Master in Political Science, a Master’s degree in cognitive psychology and a PhD in education.



Venue: Maison des Polytechniciens, 12 rue de Poitiers, Paris 7
Date & Time: Tuesday March 6, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Price for Ivy Plus European Leaders (IPEL) dues Paying Members: 49€

To take advantage of the partnership price of 49€, thank you for supporting Ivy Plus European Leading by joining as a new member or renewing your membership with Ivy Plus European Leaders for 2018 : 
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Price for Guests: 59€ 

REGISTRATION for the IMD Dinner-Talk with Michel
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