Mr. Hubert Védrine was born in Saint-Silvain-Bellegarde, France. He holds a Diploma from the Paris Institut d’études politiques, in addition to his study of history. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs under the government of Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, from June 1997 to May 2002. Subsequent to his term as Foreign Minister, he established the “Hubert Védrine Conseil,” a public affairs consultancy that specializes in foreign, economic, and geo-political affairs.
Since 1974, Mr. Védrine’s career has spanned a broad range of service, including positions at the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Capital Works, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has also acted as diplomatic adviser to the President of the Republic, legal advisor of state affairs, and spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic. In addition, Mr. Védrine has performed the duties of Secretary-General for the Presidency of the Republic. He is the author of several books, among them: The Worlds of François Mitterrand, Dialogue with Dominique Moisi, and Facing The Superpower. His latest book is François Mitterrand: A Design, A Destiny.