Co-hosted by HEC, Yale Club of Beijing and Yale Center Beijing
If you look up the word "Culture" in Wikipedia, it says: a "culture" is the set of customs, traditions, and values of a society or community, such as an ethnic group or nation. Culture is the set of knowledge acquired over time. In this sense, multiculturalism values the peaceful coexistence and mutual respect among different cultures inhabiting the same planet. Culture is the source of a nation's self-confidence and inspiration, and can be a bridge across national boundaries. How can the power of culture help build peace around the world? We are honored to invite the Former Minister of France Dominique de Villepin to share his views on "The Power of Culture and Peace". Alumni from HEC Paris and Yale will have the privilege to join Mr. de Villepin in an intimate discussion on the topic.
如果你搜索“文化”一词的含义，维基百科会告诉你，“文化”是一切群族社会现象与群族内在精神的既有，包括习俗，传统和价值观等。文化是随着时间的推移而产生的。 从这个意义上说，多元文化重视同一环境下不同文化之间的和平共处和相互尊重。文化是民族自信心的源泉和灵感，是可以跨越国界的桥梁。那么文化的力量如何能够帮助世界重建和平呢？我们很荣幸邀请到法国前总理多米尼克·德维尔潘(Dominique de Villepin)分享他对“文化与和平的力量”的看法。巴黎HEC商学院和耶鲁大学的校友将有机会与德维尔潘先生就此话题进行互动。
Dominique de Villepin
Former Prime Minister of France
Dominique de Villepin held the positions of Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004), Minister of Interior (2004-2005) and Prime Minister (2005-2007) of the French Republic. He had before served as a diplomat from 1980 to 1994, at the Direction of African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1980-1984 and then as Deputy Director 1992-1993) at the Embassy in Washington (First Secretary, 1984-1989), at the Embassy in New Delhi (First Counsellor, 1989-1992) and as Chief of staff of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-1994).
He also served as Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, during the first mandate of President Jacques Chirac (1995-2002). In 2002-2003, as Minister of Jacques Chirac he opposed the unilateral military intervention of the US in Iraq in a famous speech at the UN. He is also the author of numerous books and wrote in particular essays concerning history, international relation, politics or poetry. His company Villepin International has been giving advice to companies globally on international strategy since 2008.