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Name: Bernard Kouchner

Occupation: Founder and President of Médecins sans Frontières and of Médecins du Monde, Former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of France

Field of Expertise: Foreign affairs, humanitarian affairs, international and national politics, public health and development issues


Bernard Kouchner has started his career in Hospital Cochin, Paris. He is the Founder and President of Médecins sans Frontières and of Médecins du Monde. Kouchner has been a minister in several French governments, in charge of public health and humanitarian affairs and the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of France, from 2007 until 2011.

In 1999, he was appointed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as his Special Representative for Kosovo and has served in this position for two years. Previously, Kouchner was a member of the European Parliament and taught at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Bernard Kouchner has published 12 books and many essays on international and national politics, as well as on public health and development issues. He has been awarded several international distinctions on human rights and medicine. In 1999, Médecins Sans Frontières et Bernard Kouchner received the Nobel Peace Prize.