Hubert VEDRINE (born 31 July 1947 in Saint-Silvain-Bellegarde, Creuse) is a French Socialist politician. He is an advisor at Moelis & Company.
Diplomatic adviser of President Mitterrand, he served as secretary-general of the presidency from 1991 to 1995, then as Foreign Minister in the government of Lionel Jospinfrom 1997 to 2002.
After the reelection of Jacques Chirac in May 2002, VEDRINE was replaced by Dominique de Villepin. All three men were characterised by their strong opposition to unilateral action by the United States in Iraq.
VEDRINE popularized the neologism hyperpower to describe what he saw as the historically unparalleled influence and might held by the United States at the turn of the century.
VEDRINE is a member of UN’ Alliance of Civilizations initiative.
He was awarded Grand Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (2000).
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