William P. Laughlin Lecture Series on Global Leadership
Featuring Jean François-Poncet,
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, France
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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