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Pierre Lellouche

Former French MP, former Minister of Foreign Trade, former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Pierre Lellouche was a Member of French Parliament between 1993 and 2017.

Representing the center of the French capital since 1997, he was also member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the French National Assembly and member of Paris city Council.

After having studied in the University of Paris-Nanterre, Sciences Po and Harvard Law School (LLM, 1974, SJD 1978, Doctoral thesis on the internationalization of the nuclear fuel cycle), Pierre Lellouche became a lawyer.

Specialist of foreign affairs, he was the diplomatic adviser to Jacques Chirac (1989-1997). He was elected President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (between 2004 and 2006) and French Special Envoy to ITER negotiations (thermo-nuclear fusion experimental reactor) 2003-2005.

Under Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidency, Pierre Lellouche was successively French Special Representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan (2008-2009), Minister of State for Europe (2009-2010) and Minister of State for Foreign Trade (2011-2012). He was also Deputy of Paris.

As an academic, he is the author of numerous books and articles in national and international politics. Besides, he is one of the founder and deputy director IFRI (French institute for international relations) 1979-1988. He also is Professor of international law and international relations in several universities, including INSEAD Business School, Sciences Po, ENA, French military schools and Galatasaray University (Istanbul).