Lee Huebner chairs the Center for the Study of International Communications in Paris. He is the Airlie Professor of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, former Professor at Northwestern University, former publisher of the International Herald Tribune, and former president of The American University of Paris.
Berna Huebner also serves on the board of the Center for the Study of International Communications. She is the Co-Director and Associate Producer of I Remember Better When I Paint and the editor of a book by the same name. Berna is President and Founder of the Hilgos Foundation, which supports and encourages the ongoing process of artistic creation with people who have different forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s.
Favorite place to visit in France, and why?
Paris — beautiful
Favorite place to visit in America, and why?
NYC — kinetic
What do you think the French can learn from Americans?
To act more quickly
What do you think Americans can learn from the French?
Favorite French film?
Favorite American film?
Gone with the Wind
Favorite French actor or actress?
Favorite American actor or actress?
Olivia de Havilland
Most important French figure in history and why?
Charles de Gaulle – 5th Republic
Most influential American figure and why?
President Lincoln – ended slavery
What is your favorite American luxury?
What is your favorite French extravagance?
Favorite American food?
Favorite French food?
The quality you most admire about the French and Americans?
French politeness and American friendliness
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Which talent would you most like to have?
Name three people, dead or alive, who you would most like to have dinner with?
President John Kennedy, Thomas Edison and Michelle Obama
Relative to your field of study, what is the most important tradition to keep alive?
Appreciation of Democracy
What is your idea of perfect happiness?