Cedric J. Marechal is a graduate student at La Sorbonne, where he studies International Relations. His graduate dissertation will examine the effects of U.S. “soft power” diplomacy on race relations in France. For two years, Cedric served as an elected member of La Sorbonne-Student Union, where he focused on organizing student awareness campaigns on university policies. Cedric was born in a suburb of Paris, but grew up in Martinique. He intends to pursue a PhD in International Relations next year. Cedric was a participant in the Humanity in Action Fellowship in Lyon in 2010.
Updated October 2011