Aude Jehan, French Embassy Fellow at Johns Hopkins University
Aude Jehan is currently the French Embassy Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, which is part of the School of Advanced International Studies of John Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.
After studying modern literature, theater and drama in Paris, Aude specialized in international relations. She is now affiliated with the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris and the University of Geneva, in Switzerland.
Aude first came to the Center for Transatlantic Relations in 2011 in order to pursue her PhD research. She then applied to the SAIS-French Embassy Fellowship in October 2011, which allowed her to stay at the CTR.
Aude’s main topics of research are the transatlantic relations, and the role of culture in foreign affairs and in the construction of the European Union. She is also interested in the Arab spring.
Beside her research activities at SAIS, Aude organized a series of conferences in collaboration with the cultural services of the French Embassy and the Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. The initiative, called the « French Embassy Rendez-Vous », consisted in high-profile conferences which highlight the work of Washington-based researchers on today’s predominant international topics.
The Ambassador of France to the United States, François Delattre, inaugurated the first edition of the series, which was dedicated to the « arab spring, one year later ».
« It’s more a forum than a conference », Mrs. Jehan said of the French Embassy Rendez-Vous. « It was also a way to renew this fellowship and make the partnership between SAIS and the embassy deeper ».
In addition to the SAIS fellowship, the Embassy of France in the U.S., through its cultural services, offers several grants and fellowship programs for French students to come to the U.S. and vice-versa. More information on the cultural services’ website :