Tuesday, April 10, 2007
11:00 a.m.


University Center Ballroom

Jean-David Levitte

Ambassador Jean-David Levitte“France: Perspectives on International Relations”

Jean-David Levitte
Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations

Prior to his appointment as the French Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Levitte was the French permanent representative to the United Nations. He served on the staff of two French Presidents and held various senior positions in the French Foreign Service. He previously served as deputy assistant secretary in the African Bureau and as deputy chief of staff to the foreign minister (1986-1988). He also served as the French permanent representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva (1988-1990). At the French Foreign Ministry, he served as assistant secretary for Asia, followed by undersecretary for cultural and scientific cooperation. Ambassador Levitte is a graduate of Sciences-Po (Institute for Political Science in Paris) and the National School of Oriental Languages, where he studied Chinese and Indonesian.