François-Henri BRIARD is a man of two worlds: as a fine connoisseur of the French society and a fervent disciple of the French-American alliance. With Hon. Justice Antonin SCALIA, he was the founder of the VERGENNES Society (1993), dedicated to the relationship between France and the US regarding legal matters. He works with American think tanks as the FEDERALIST SOCIETY and the AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE. He was a Trustee (2004-2012) of SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE in NEW YORK (NY). He is a member of the SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY.