|Name||Dominique de Villepin|
, , France
|| November 14, 1953
|Last Modifed||La Fayette|
Feb 23, 2012 10:04am
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|Info||Dominique de Villepin was born on 14 November 1953 in Rabat, Morocco. He is the son of Yvonne Hétier, a senior administrative court counsel, and of Xavier de Villepin, senator (Union Centriste group) representing French citizens residing outside of France since 1986. |
Bachelor’s degree in literature and law Degree from the Institute for Political Studies Former student at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (January 1978-May 1980, the “Voltaire” graduating class)
Appointed and certified as foreign affairs secretary, 1 June 1980.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (African and Malagasy Affairs), 1980-81; African and Malagasy Affairs and Centre for Analysis and Forecasting, 1981-84.
May 1984-July 1987: Leaves for Washington, where he serves as first secretary of the French Embassy to the United States. At the time of Irangate and the arms-for-hostages scandal, he is the officer responsible for problems in the Middle East.
1987-89: He becomes director of the press and information unit of the French Embassy to the United States.
Second councillor of the French Embassy in New Delhi, 1989-90; first councillor in the same posting, 1990-92.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs (African and Malagasy Affairs), assistant director, 1992-93.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs: principal private secretary to the Minister, 1993-95.
January 1996-May 1999: Succeeds René Souchon as chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Forestry Office (Office national des forêts - ONF).
Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic, May 1995-May 2002.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and the French-speaking Countries, May 2002 to March 2004.
Appointed Minister for the Interior, Internal Security and Local Freedoms in March 2004.
- 1986: Parole d’exil
- 1988: Le Droit d’aînesse (pub. Poésie).
- 2002: Les Cent jours
- 2003: Eloge des voleurs de feu, Le Cri de la gargouille, Un autre monde (preface by Stanley Hoffmann)
- 2004: Le requin et la mouette
- 2005: L’Homme européen (with Jorge Semprun), Histoire de la diplomatie française
Office of Prime Minister