The Consulate General of France in Boston
The Consulate General of France is the main contributor of the symposium. It supported it with funding, communication, technical expertise and volunteers.
About the Consulate General of France in Boston
The Consulate protects the interests of French residents and tourists in New England, and offers them numerous administrative services including providing passports, identification cards, notary documents, as well as useful information about the country of residence and its legal system. As the local representative of the French diplomacy in New England, the mission of the Consul general of France is also to develop and sustain, in coordination with the Ambassador and the Embassy services in Washington, partnerships with American institutions, and to promote France’s Cultural, Scientific and Business interests.
Please go to to get information on the many activities related to France happening in New England (the territorial competence of this Consulate General covers Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont).
About Valéry Freland, the Consul General of France in Boston
Career diplomat, Valéry Freland has been the Consul general of France in Boston since September 2015. He is a graduate of the Paris Law Faculty, Science Po Paris and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He previously held positions at the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union (Brussels, 2007-2009), and the French Embassy in Tunis, during the Tunisian Revolution. He was the Diplomatic Advisor to French Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrand (2009-2010) and the Deputy Director of Culture, University and Research at the Quai d’Orsay (2013-2015).
About Judith Guillou, the Press Attaché
Judith Guillou is in charge of the Communication Department at the Consulate General of France in Boston. Before moving to Boston with her family in 2011, Judith was an international lawyer negotiating contracts for the legal department of companies such as American Express and Air France. Judith is passionate about ethics and women´s rights. During her free time, as a volunteer, she used to be a counselor at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts here in Boston.
The Consulate General of France thanks its generous 2016 sponsors for their support!