Alain Juppé shares the worldview, humanistic values, and commitments of President Chirac in favor of peace, sustainable development, and intercultural dialogue, which are at the heart of the Fondation Chirac’s programs.
An imminent expert on international relations, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1995, Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997, Minister of State, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning in 2007, Minister of Defence in 2010-2011, and again Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2011-2012. He has actively contributed to addressing a number of issues, such as the peace process in the Middle East, the return of peace in former Yugoslavia, and more recently, the movements of the “Arab Spring”.
The Fondation Chirac would like to thank him for offering his experience of international workings to further one of its key programs, the Prize for Conflict Prevention. As a statesman, his judgment, and his in-depth knowledge of world issues and major conflict areas will be useful to ensure that this Prize will reward exemplary action, as dictated by its vocation.