James Mattis

Jim Mattis was raised in Southeastern Washington and graduated from Central Washington State College. He served over 40 years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, plus duty in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as NATO Supreme Allied Commander, and as Commander of U.S. Central Command comprised of 250,000 U.S. and allied […]

Garry Kasparov

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the Soviet Union in 1963, Garry Kasparov became the under-18 chess champion of the USSR at the age of 12 and the world under-20 champion at 17. He came to international fame at the age of 22 as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985. He defended his […]

Alain Juppé

Alain Juppé was born on August 15, 1945 in Mont-de-Marsan in the Landes region of France, and after obtaining an agrégation in Classics at the ENS, he entered the IEP in 1964 and graduated from the Ena in 1972. He first established himself politically in the capital alongside Jacques Chirac, of whom he was Minister […]

Benjamin Haddad

Benjamin Haddad is an expert on European politics and transatlantic relations. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he was a research fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC. He has advocated for transatlantic unity in the face of Russian aggression, for greater European responsibility and for European investment in strategic issues. His book “Paradise […]

Pascal Bruckner

Novelist and philosopher, Pascal Bruckner is the author of a rich body of work of about thirty titles, which has earned him numerous awards (Medicis Prize for Essay, Montaigne Prize, Renaudot Prize), no less numerous translations abroad and screen adaptations. His latest titles include: Une brève éternité, philosophie de la longévité (Grasset, 2019), Un coupable […]

Constantin Sigov

The Ukrainian philosopher Constantin Sigov, who heads the European Center at Mohyla University in Kiev, was associate director of studies at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris from 1992 to 1995. He contributed to the establishment of the European Vocabulary of Philosophies (Paris, Seuil/Le Robert, 2004) and founded the publishing […]

Hubert Védrine

Hubert Védrine is the founder of Hubert Védrine Conseil, a consulting firm specialized in international, economic and geopolitical issues. He is currently President of the Institut François Mitterrand. Prior to that, Hubert Védrine was Minister of Foreign Affairs under the government of Lionel Jospin, from June 1997 to May 2022. From 1996 to 1997, he […]

Gabrielius Landsbergis

Gabrielius Landsbergis is a Lithuanian politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the 18th Government of the Republic of Lithuania led by the Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė. He is a Member of the Seimas for Centras- Žaliakalnis constituency, and a former member of the European Parliament. He was a member of Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats). Landsbergis was elected as the Chairman of […]

Laure Mandeville

Laure Mandeville has been a senior reporter at Le Figaro for 31 years. She was the Washington bureau chief of Le Figaro from December 2008 to August 2016. Laure Mandeville joined the foreign service of Le Figaro in 1989 to cover the end of communism. She covered the post-Soviet world for 20 years. She was […]