Michel Foucher, b. 1946 in
1968 — graduates from the geographical faculty at Sorbonne
1986 — doctor of philological and humanitarian sciences (Sorbonne)
1989 — professor.
Mr. Foucher has taught in Lumière University Lyon, the École normale supérieure in Paris, the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies), and the College of Europe in Natolin.
1997–2000 — counselor to French Foreign Minister Hubert Védrine
2002–2006 — ambassador of
2009 — professor at the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (
At different times, he served as a member of the Foreign Affairs Council, director of the Analysis and
He has authored and edited numerous publications about European politics, in particular such books as L' Europe et l’avenir du monde (Europe and the Future of the World, 2009), L’Europe entre géopolitiques et géographies (Europe: Geopolitics and Geography, editor, 2009), L'Obsession des frontières (The Obsession of Borders, 2007), Fronts et Frontières, un tour du monde géopolitique (Fronts and Frontiers, an Geopolitical Overview of the World, 1988, 1991).