Bernard Kouchner: Europe's Power in the 21st Century

The Columbia-Paris Alliance Program and the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs present:

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Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of France
Europe's Power in the 21st Century: Overcoming the Challenges of Globalization and Geopolitics

A discussion moderated by Provost Claude M. Steele, Columbia University
Thursday, September 24
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (doors open at 4:15 pm)

Low Memorial Library
116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam
Columbia University in the City of New York

RSVP is required. To attend, please register with the Alliance Program at: mj2412(at)

French Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Bernard Kouchner will address the Columbia University community, Thursday, September 24, at 5:00 p.m. A doctor by training and a seasoned humanitarian, Bernard Kouchner is the co-founder of Doctors Without Borders and Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World). Celebrated for his visionary actions, Minister Kouchner has remained one of the most popular political figures in France and the world for the past three decades.

Minister Kouchner’s remarks on Europe's power in the 21st Century will be followed by a Q & A session moderated by Professor Claude M. Steele, Provost of Columbia University. Hosted by the Columbia-Paris Alliance Program, this event is an opportunity for Columbia students, faculty, and the general public to engage with the charismatic French leader.

A unique joint-venture between Columbia University and three leading French universities, Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Université Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, the Columbia-Paris Alliance Program has been supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its exemplary academic collaborative work and its contribution to transatlantic dialogue. For more information, please see: 

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