Lecture of the Winthrop-King Institute
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
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.
For further information on transportation
and parking call 850 644 7636 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.