Bernard Kouchner

Bernard Kouchner | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Bernard Kouchner | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, French Politician, Doctor, And Humanitarian Activist
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Bernard Kouchner | Speaker Biography

Co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières
French Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2010)
Advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention

Bernard Kouchner, born on 1 November 1939 in Avignon, France, is a French politician, doctor, and humanitarian activist. He had a diverse background, with a Jewish father and a Protestant mother. Kouchner's political journey began with membership in the French Communist Party (PCF), but he was expelled in 1966 for attempting to overthrow the leadership. Throughout his career, Kouchner held various roles in both left-wing and right-wing governments. He served as the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs from 2007 to 2010 under President Nicolas Sarkozy, having previously been a minister in socialist governments. As a humanitarian activist, Kouchner co-founded Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World). He advocated for the use of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, despite opposition from religious leaders. After leaving politics, Kouchner continued to contribute to various organizations and causes. He serves on the board of trustees at the American University of Kurdistan (AUK) and is a member of the selection committee for the Aurora Prize. He also holds advisory roles with numerous international foundations and councils. Throughout his life, Kouchner has received several honors, including the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement and the Knight of Freedom Award.

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