Speaker 2011

Luc FerryPhilosopher and former French Minister of Youth, Education and Research

Culture and ethics

Philosopher, academic, writer, politician, and a doctor of political science and philosophy, Luc Ferry has held several university professorships while contributing as a columnist and editorial advisor to magazines such as L’Evénement du Jeudi, L’Express and Le Point. Minister of Youth, Education and Research between 2002 and 2004, he went on to become a member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council. Luc Ferry is currently chairman of the Society Analysis Council, vice-president of the Agency for Civic Service and a regular contributor to La Chaîne Info and Le Figaro. The author of numerous books, he recently published Paroles de philosophes – Qu’est-ce qu’une vie bonne? (Words of philosophers – What is a good life?).

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