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Dominique de Villepin speaker

Dominique de Villepin

Paris, France

Early contender for the French Presidency in 2012

Prime Minister of France (2005-07)

Foreign Minister of France (2002-04)

Dominique de Villepin was Prime Minister of the French Republic from 2005 to 2007 under the Presidency of Jacques Chirac. He is one of the foremost advocates of a new global governance based on multilateralism, and a reformist leader in French, European and global policy.

Dominique began his career as a lawyer and diplomat, then entered politics to become Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-04), Minister of the Interior (2004-05) and then Prime Minister (2005-07). He is an advocate for the defence of identity and the dialogue of cultures, both of which are indispensable requirements for peace and stability.

Dominique de Villepin has worked to formulate strategies and find solutions to deal with problems and conflicts – from the violence in the suburbs of French cities, which he brought under control by invoking a state of emergency at the end of 2005, to the regional conflicts of Africa and the Middle East. In France, he led the “battle for jobs” that produced a historic reduction of the unemployment rate by nearly 20 percent.

Dominique was born in North Africa and grew up in South America. He is an advocate for the defence of identity and the dialogue of cultures, seeing them both as indispensable requirements for peace and stability. Openly critical of Nicolas Sarkozy’s “imperial rule”, Dominique was an early candidate for the French Presidency in 2012.

Our Comment

"A fluent English speaker, Dominique is a charismatic, intellectual and compelling commentator on international affairs, the future of Europe, development and sustainability."


On the Syria crisis (2013)


[youtube http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23957000]

On the future of Europe (2013)




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