After two years of absence, the Crif Convention is back. For its eleventh edition, the Crif National Convention offered conferences and round tables around the theme “The Universal in the test of identities”.
The 11th Crif National Convention was held on Sunday 14th November in Paris. More than 500 participants attended conferences-debates and workshops.
Two plenary sessions framed the day. The first one started with a speech by Francis Kalifat, President of Crif. The discussion was then moderated by Paul Amar, a journalist. Alain Finkielkraut, philosopher, member of the French Academy, and Manuel Valls, former Prime Minister, each brilliantly proposed their point of view on the subject of the convention.
During the second and closing plenary, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, Francis Kalifat, President of the Crif and Jean Castex, Prime Minister, each gave a speech. We also had the pleasure of welcoming Haïm Korsia, Chief Rabbi of France and Bernard Henri Lévy, philosopher, for a discussion moderated by Yves Thréard, Deputy Editor and editorialist.
In the morning, two round-table discussions took place on the theme “Jews, France, Israel”.
Several lunch-debates were proposed. Among them, the lunch of the President of Crif with Manuel Valls, former Prime Minister and a lunch “Meeting with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates” in the presence of Mr. Tareq Al Shehhi, from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in France.
The afternoon of the Crif Convention was divided into two parts. The first part was dedicated to a conference named “Society and International” and the second part was dedicated to several workshops. Among the highlights of the afternoon, a political round table with Carole Delga, President of the Occitanie Region, Roger Karoutchi, Senator of Hauts de Seine, President of the France-Israel Friendship Group of the Senate, and Sylvain Maillard, Deputy of Paris took place.