Hubert Védrine

(former) secretary-general & (former) minister of foreign affairs, france

Former student of the French Institute of Political studies known as “SciencesPo” and of the National School of public administration called ENA, Hubert Védrine served successively as a diplomatic advisor, spokesman and Secretary-General (chief of staff) under the presidency of François Mitterrand, from 1981 to 1995. 

He was Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of the Prime Minister Lionel Jospin under the presidency of Jacques Chirac, from 1997 to 2002.

In January 2003, Hubert Védrine founded “HUBERT VEDRINE CONSEIL”, a consulting firm specializing in foreign, economic and geopolitical affairs.

He is chairing the François Mitterrand Institute since 2003.

Hubert Védrine has been appointed as an independent director of LVMH since 2004.

He was chosen by Kofi Anan to be one of  the twenty international members of the High Level Group of the “Alliance of Civilizations” in 2005 and 2006.

He is the author of:

« Les Mondes de François Mitterrand » (Fayard, 1996), about François Mitterrand’s foreign policy, 1981-1995;

« Dialogue avec Dominique Moisi - Les cartes de la France à l’heure de la mondialisation » (Fayard, 2000).

« Face à l'Hyper-puissance, textes et discours, 1995-2003» (Fayard, 2003)

« François Mitterrand, un dessein, un destin » (collection "Découvertes" at Gallimard. January 2006)

 « Continuer l’Histoire »  in collaboration with Adrien Abécassis and Mohamed Bouabdallah, Fayard, 2007.

 « Rapport pour le Président de la République sur la France et la mondialisation »  (Fayard, 2007)

"Atlas du monde global", in collaboration with Pascal Boniface, (Armand Collin/Fayard April 2008)

“Continuer l’Histoire" updated by Fayard and translated by the Brookings Institute in October 2008, "History strickes back"

"Le temps des chimères", a collection of articles, forewords and conferences from 2003 to 2009, (Fayard, 2009)

"Atlas des crises et des conflits" in collaboration with Pascal Boniface (Armand Collin/Fayard 2009)

“Atlas de la France” in collaboration with Pascal Boniface (Armand Collin/Fayard 2011)

“Dans la mêlée mondiale” Fayard 2012

"Atlas des crises et des conflits", version revue et augmentée Armand Collin/Fayard 2013)

"La France au défi", Fayard 2014

Atlas du monde global, Armand Colin / Fayard (2015), 100 cartes pour comprendre un monde chaotique

"Le monde au défi", Fayard 2016

"Sauver l'Europe" Editons Liana Levi, 2016 (also available on "amazon" as "Save Europe")