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I know we are united in sympathy and solidarity in the wake of last night's tragic events in Paris. Our hearts go out to our colleagues, friends, alumni, and partners in France following those terror attacks. Our sincere condolences go to the families of those killed and our best wishes for a full recovery to the many wounded. As President Obama said, this is not just an attack on Paris or the people of France, but on all of humanity and the universal values we share. These are the values that GMF seeks to further through its mission of strengthening transatlantic cooperation. That mission is only more relevant, and we are only more committed to it, in the wake of this tragedy. This is a time of intensifying challenges for Europe, America's steadfast and invaluable partner. The values of liberté, égalité, and fraternité will survive any act of terrorism. We call on all in the GMF family to continue and deepen our good work together in support of secure, strong, and inclusive transatlantic democracies.