dominique de villepin
former french prime minister
The future of Europe
The rise of populism
The international order
Identity and politics
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 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.