Business of Peace: Leveraging Atlanta’s Global Business Culture and the French Connection

The Millennium Gate Museum, 395 17th St NW, 30363, Atlanta, United States
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Price: Panel Discussion
Members: $50
Non Members: $75

Panel Discussion + VIP Reception
Members: $80
Non Members: $125

At the door:
Panel Discussion: $85
VIP Reception: SOLD OUT


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The Distinguished and Honorable Ambassador Andrew Young and historian and native Atlantan Rodney Mims Cook Jr. will introduce the Rodney Cook Sr. Peace Park in Downtown Atlanta. Joined by the Honorable French Ambassador to the US, Philippe Etienne, the panelists will describe the French connection, the Peace Park, the impressive scope of the project, and the leveraging of Atlanta’s already prominent role in world peace to significantly stimulate Atlanta’s business and cultural climate.


  • 6:00 - 6:30 pm: Check-in & Networking reception
  • 6:30 - 6:40 pm: Welcome remarks & Introduction
  • 6:40 - 7:30 pm: Panel discussion
  • 7:30 - 7:50 pm: Questions & Answers
  • 7:50 - 8:00 pm: Closing remarks & Networking
  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm: VIP Reception



Andrew Young: An icon of the Civil Rights movement, he worked as executive director of SCLC, the Southern Christian Leadership Council, where he became a top strategist and trusted friend to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and witnessed his assassination. In 1972, a predominately white district in Georgia elected Andrew Young as its representative to the United States Congress, making him the first... click here for the complete biography.

Philippe Etienne: Philippe Etienne is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration ('Voltaire' class, 1980). He also hold the Agregation (teaching diploma) in Mathematics, has a degree in Economics and is a graduate of the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Serbo-Croatian). He is an officer of the Legion of Honor and a... click here for the complete biography. 

Rodney Mims Cook Jr. : Rodney Mims Cook, Jr. is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. He is a scholar of the American Academy in Rome. At the age of 15, he initiated the campaign to successfully save the 5000+ seat Fox Theatre and in 1974 was a White House intern. In 1982, he established Rodney M. Cook Interests, a design/development company. In 1987, he established PolitesCook Architects which... click here for the complete biography.


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