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Inaugural Lecture of the Winthrop-King Institute 

Pierre Joxe, who delivers the Winthrop-King Institute’s inaugural lecture on January 24, 2002, is one of the most distinguished figures in French public life. In 1984-1986 and 1988-1991 he served as Interior Minister under President François Mitterrand, dealing with some of the most challenging issues of the day, including policing, regional separatism, immigration and the status of France’s growing Muslim minority. He was appointed Defense Minister during the Gulf War in 1991 and served in that office until 1993. After serving as President of the Cour des comptes, official auditor of the nation’s public expenditure, M. Joxe was recently appointed as a member of the Conseil Constitutionnel, guardian of the French Republic’s constitution.

He has also served as a Councillor in the City of Paris, as President of the Regional Assembly of Burgundy, and as a member of both the French and European Parliaments. He has been decorated by the governments of France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Hungary and Senegal.

M. Joxe’s lecture will be delivered in English at 4.00 p.m. in the Broad Auditorium, Claude Pepper Center, at the corner of Call Street and Ivy Way on the Florida State University campus close to downtown Tallahassee. 

At 10.30 am,  M. Joxe will be awarding the Palmes Académiques to Bernardo Garcia (Florida Department of Education) during a short ceremony in the Werkmeister Room, Dodd Hall. 

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