"He is a strong lecturer and a powerful man in politics, not to mention one of the kindest and most professional men I've ever met." - Ali Al Kamali, Datamatix
The Challenges of International Life
Dominique de Villepin discusses the challenges of our time: terrorism, proliferation, immigration, the environment… and points the way to an international response based on a new state and global governance.
Culture and Conflict-Management
Dominique de Villepin emphasizes the importance of respecting identity and culture in founding a new international order. This in turn requires dialogue, justice and equal opportunity. It is an approach valid not only for states but also for businesses and international organizations.
Leadership: Tapping Individual and Collective Values
Every individual and every nation have within them talents and capacities for initiatives which should be taken into consideration in all political and entrepreneurial strategies. This in turn calls for original and appropriate methods of command.
A champion of peace and justice in the world, Dominique de Villepin was the voice of France and the international community during the Iraq crisis. 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.
Throughout his career as a diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002 - 2004), Minister of the Interior (2004 - 2005) then Prime Minister (2005 - 2007), 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 %.
Dominique de Villepin, who was born in North Africa and grew up in South America, is a man of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres who is keen to build bridges between these two worlds. He is also a man with a political and intellectual mission, which he has brought to the world stage and written about in political, historical and literary works: to defend an ambitious and original vision of man and his constantly changing world. He is an advocate for the defense of identity and the dialogue of cultures, both of which are indispensable requirements for peace and stability.