Biography

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Fabrice Jaumont is a scholar-practitioner, award-winning author, non-profit leader, and education advisor based in New York. He currently serves as Education Attaché for the Embassy of France to the United States, a Research Fellow at Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, and an adjunct professor both at New York University and Baruch College. He is President of the Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities, a nonprofit publishing organization based in New York and Paris. He has published six books on bilingualism and education, philanthropy and higher education, and cinematography. Jaumont holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education from New York University. 

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Born in Valenciennes, France, Fabrice Jaumont is a scholar-practitioner, award-winning author, non-profit leader, and education advisor based in New York since 2001. He currently serves as Education Attaché for the Embassy of France to the United States, a Research Fellow at Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris, and an adjunct professor both at New York University and Baruch College – The City University of New York. He is also the founder and President of the Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities, a nonprofit, publishing organization with a focus on multilingualism, cross-cultural understanding, and the empowerment of linguistic communities. He is the host of Révolution Bilingue, a podcast produced by French Morning. He is on the editorial board of NORRAG, the Network for International policies and cooperation in education and training; a member of the Advisory Council of Department of French & Italian at Princeton University; of the Advisory Board of the Online French American Lycée; of the Advisory Committee of Universités de Francophonia in Nice, France; of the Advisory Committee of the French Heritage Language Program; and the Advisory Committee of Kitchen Connections.

Fabrice Jaumont is the author of six books which have been translated in several languages:

  • Unequal Partners: American Foundations & Higher Education Development in Africa (2016);
  • The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages (2017);
  • Partenaires inégaux: fondations américaines et universités en Afrique (2018);
  • Stanley Kubrick: The Odysseys (2018);
  • The Gift of Languages: Paradigm Shift in U.S. Foreign Language Education (2019);
  • Conversations on Bilingualism (2021)

Fabrice Jaumont holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education from New York University with a specialization in International Development (2014) – his dissertation, Strategic philanthropy, organizational legitimacy, and the development of higher education in Africa: The partnership for higher education in Africa (2000-2010) explores the specifics of a partnership between leading U.S. foundations.

He was made a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques by the Government of France (2012); nicknamed “The Godfather of language immersion programs” by the New York Times (2014), awarded the Medal of Recognition from the Committee of French-Speaking Societies in the United States (2014); the Prix de la diversité culturelle by the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie and the Committee of French-speaking Ambassadors to the United Nations (2016); the Leader Award of the 2019 New York Bilingual Fair, and NECTFL’s James W. Dodge Foreign Language Advocate Award in 2020.

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