MICHEL FOUCHER, École Normale Supérieure in Paris.
Presented by CIPS. Free. In English and in French. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
After recalling the variety of configurations of intervention in recent crises (including Libya, Mali and Syria), and following an analysis of intervention requirements, Michel Foucher will focus on the risks and results of external interventions, considered as assessment criteria. He will also discuss the role of great diplomatic corps.
Geographer and diplomat, Michel Foucher is former ambassador of France in Latvia (2002-2006), Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1997-2002), Special Envoy to the Balkans and the Caucasus (1999), Director of the Centre for Analysis and forecast of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1999-2002) and mission Ambassador on European issues (2007). He was also Director of studies at the Institute of Higher National Defence Studies from 2010 to 2013. University Professor since 1989, serving in the École Normale Supérieure in Paris (since 2007), he holds the chair of applied geopolitics at the Collège d’études mondiales (FMSH ENS – Ulm.) He is an expert with the Peace and Security Division of the Commission of the African Union and member of the Scientific Committee of the International Diplomatic Academy. His latest publications include La bataille des cartes, analyse critique des visions du monde (F.Bourin, 2010 et 2011, bilingual and interactive edition Itunes/Ipad, 2012) ; Atlas de l’influence française au XXI° siècle (co-editor, Robert Laffont and Institut français, Octobre 2013).