Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

William P. Laughlin Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Ethics

Featuring Jean François-Poncet,
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, France

"Value Issues in Transatlantic Relations"

September 7, 2005, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University
Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Arts and Sciences Building
Seating is limited - reservations are required. RSVP by Sept. 2 to Nikole DuTemple-Nichols at 408-554-5319.

Jean François-Poncet discusses the current European Union situation and the sometimes troubled Transatlantic relationship, with particular reference to how different value perspectives affect cooperation between the United States and Europe. He will also address the importance of an ongoing strategic dialogue between the two sides of the Atlantic in order to maintain and revitalize solidarity and future world order.

About Jean François-Poncet:
Jean François-Poncet served as French minister of foreign affairs from 1978-1981. He is currently a member of the French Senate and president of the Senatorial Committee on Regional Planning. He has also served as president of the Senate Economic Committee. From 1958-61, he was secretary general of the French delegation negotiating the Common Market and Euratom treaties. François-Poncet received his B.A. from Weslyan University, his M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and his Ph.D. in economics from Paris Law School. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration.

About the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University is one of the preeminent centers for research and dialogue on ethical issues in critical areas of American life and global affairs. The center works with faculty, staff, students, community leaders, world leaders and the public to address ethical issues more effectively in teaching, research, and action. The Center's program areas are business, health care and biotechnology, character education, law, government, global leadership, and emerging issues in ethics.


Sponsored by the Global Leadership and Ethics Program of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University with support from the Saga Foundation
Co-Sponsored by the Commonwealth Club of Northern California, the French Consulate General of San Francisco, and the European American Chamber of Commerce