Writer, Doctor, Diplomat
A doctor, president of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger), and French ambassador to Senegal and Gambia, Jean-Christophe Rufin's life is full of significant events.
A graduate of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), in 1986 he became an advisor to the Secretary of State for Human Rights and published his first book, Le Piège humanitaire (The Humanitarian Trap), an essay on the political stakes of humanitarian action.
As a doctor, he is one of the pioneers of the humanitarian movement “without borders,” for which he has led numerous missions in eastern Africa and Latin America. A former vice-president of Médecins Sans Frontières and former president of the non-governmental organization Action Against Hunger.
Dr. Jean-Christophe Rufin was appointed President of the Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation on September 18, 2020.
He was also the French ambassador to Senegal and Gambia.
Themes of Jean-Christophe Rufin’s conferences
Spoken Languages: French, English
Les Causes Perdues
Le Collier Rouge