VBQ Speakers

Dominique de Villepin - Keynote Speaker

Book Dominique de Villepin as a keynote speaker. Dominique de Villepin is a former French politician and diplomat, who served as Prime Minister under Jacques Chirac from 2005 to 2007.

He also served as French Interior Minister from 2004 to 2005, and prior to this as Foreign Minister from 2002-2004. 

 

dominique de villepin

former french prime minister


SPEAKING THEMES

  • The future of Europe

  • French-German relations

  • Brexit

  • The rise of populism

  • The international order

  • Identity and politics


TRAVELS FROM
Paris, France

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Dominique de Villepin is a former French politician and diplomat, who served as Prime Minister under Jacques Chirac from 2005 to 2007.

He also served as French Interior Minister from 2004 to 2005, and prior to this as Foreign Minister from 2002-2004. 

In the latter role, he is best-known for his opposition to the Iraq War, when he spoke before the UN against a second resolution authorising the use of force against Saddam Hussein. He played a leading role in the grouping of countries such as Germany, China, Russia and Belgium who also opposed the war.


DOMINIQUE'S TALKS

Dominique addresses many of the key political issues facing France, Europe and the wider world.

Whether it be the future of Europe in the face of Brexit and rising populism, French-German relations, the global political order or issues of identity, he delivers his penetrating insights with eloquence, charm and fluent English.

VIDEOS

Discussing foreign intervention and the state of global democracy (2014)


On the future of Europe (2011)