Sources: Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, Lausanne – Jean Monnet Institute, Houjarray


The Jean Monnet Institute is an association under the 1901 law recognized as being of general interest. Its statutory purpose is “to spread knowledge and understanding of the vision, work and method of Jean Monnet and to ensure that his experience inspires and guides younger generations in their European commitment and decision-makers in the identification of solutions to the major challenges of European construction ”

The institute is managed by a Board of Directors made up of a maximum of twenty members, whose role is to set the main guidelines for its action.

It has a Scientific Council whose mission is to advise the association on any historical or scientific question.

The Honorary Committee of the Jean Monnet Institute is made up of a limited number of personalities who have played an important role in the resolution or understanding of the great challenges of Europe in the 20th century, sometimes alongside Jean Monnet. .

The Council of the Institute is an extended body which aims to bring together many personalities wishing to show their support for the action of the Jean Monnet Institute.

Board of Directors

 Daniela Schwarzer

Daniela Schwarzer

Daniela Schwarzer is since April 2021 Executive Director of the Open Society Foundation for Europe and Eurasia. She is also a director of the Jacques Delors Institute, of the United Europe Foundation (Hamburg) and of BNP Paribas. Prior to joining Open Society, Daniela headed the German Institute for International Relations (DGAP). Prior to that, she was director of research, the Berlin office and the Europe program of the German Marshall Fund in the United States. From 2005 to 2013, she worked for the German Institute for International and Security Policy (SWP) where she headed the European Integration department from 2008. From 1999 to 2004, she worked for the FT Deutschland, as an editorialist and correspondent in France, after having been project manager and then director of the information department for the Association for European Monetary Union (AUME) in Paris. , between 1996 and 1999. Daniela is Honorary Professor of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin and Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. She is the author of numerous books on Europe and international affairs.

 Eric Roussel (Vice-President)

Eric Roussel (Vice-President)

Eric Roussel, writer, journalist, and historian has been a Member of the Institute (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences) since 2018. He is the author of numerous authoritative biographies, including Georges Pompidou (1984), Jean Monnet (1995), Charles de Gaulle (2002), Pierre Mendès France (2007), François Mitterrand. From the intimate to the political (2015), and Valéry Giscard d’Estaing (2018). His work has been crowned with numerous prizes and awards, including the Essay Prize from the French Academy, the Guizot Prize from the Calvados Departmental Council, and the European History Prize for his biography of Jean Monnet alone. The Charles Aubert Prize of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences was awarded to him for all of his work. He was President of the Institut Pierre-Mendès-France from 2007 to 2016. Eric holds a doctorate in law and a post-graduate degree in political science (University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas) and a bachelor’s degree in letters (University of Paris IV – Sorbonne).

 Nicholas Rostow

Nicholas Rostow

Nicholas Rostow has been a Senior Partner at Zumpano, Patricios & Popok PLLC in New York, since 2019. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Yale Law University. He was Charles Evans Hughes Visiting Professor (Government and Jurisprudence) at Colgate University, Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor (International Relations) at Hamilton College, Professor and Principal Director, Center for Strategic Research, National Defense University, Council, Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and Professor at the State University of New York, and Charles H. Stockton Chair (International Law) at the US Naval War College. Nicholas has also served as Legal and Policy Advisor to the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Advisor and Deputy Director of the House of Representatives Special Committee on Military and Commercial Matters with China. , Special Assistant to Presidents Reagan and George HW Bush for National Security Matters, Legal Counsel to the National Security Council, and Special Assistant to the Legal Counsel to the United States Department of State. Nick, like his father Gene and his uncle Walt before him, is a close friend of Jean Monnet’s family.

Alexandre Robinet-Borgomano

Alexandre Robinet-Borgomano

Alexandre Robinet Borgomano joined the Institut Montaigne in 2019  as head of the Germany Program. He previously worked in the Bundestag as parliamentary attaché to a German MP.  Before that, Alexander  led an exhibition project for the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation to present the modern art collections of the last Shah of Iran to Berlin.  He also participated in the launch of a European investment fund in the field of smart city  and actively supports the initiative for the unification of business law in Europe.  A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, he also holds a master’s degree in modern history from the Sorbonne (Paris IV).

Gaetane Ricard-Nihoul

Gaetane Ricard-Nihoul

Former Deputy Head and Acting Head of the Representation of the European Commission in France, Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul has held various positions as a European civil servant. She has now joined the European Commission in Brussels where she is a member of the Joint Secretariat of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Before that, she worked at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notably as Deputy Secretary General for Citizens’ Consultations on Europe. She was also Head of the Citizens’ Conferences division at the Mission Grand Débat. She also served as Secretary General of the Jacques Delors Institute and for the Belgian government, as Advisor for European Affairs, notably during the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2001. Holder of a degree from the University of Liège and a doctorate from the University of Oxford in Political Science and European Affairs, she is the author of a book published in 2011 by Larcier, entitled For a European Federation nation-states: the vision of Jacques Delors revisited.

 Peter Rashish

Peter Rashish

Peter S. Rashish has been advising corporations, foundations, think tanks and international organizations on transatlantic relations for over 25 years. He is currently Vice President and Director of the Geoeconomics Program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Rashish previously served as Vice President for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Senior Advisor for Europe at McLarty Associates, Executive Vice President of the European Institute, and consultant to the World Bank, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Atlantic Council, the Bertelsmann Foundation and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He is senior adviser to the European Policy Center in Brussels and has worked on three US presidential campaigns. He holds a BA from Harvard College and an MPhil from Oxford University. He speaks English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Bertrand Moine

Bertrand Moine

Bertrand Moine is co-founder and director of the digital agency Digital Village, the leading aggregator of freelance digital workers.  It is the digital partner of the Jean Monnet Institute. Before developing Digital Village, Bertrand worked in ministerial offices and professional federations where he was notably in charge of public, legal and social affairs. Bertrand is a graduate in law from Science Po Paris in International Relations and a long-time European activist.

 Jean-Marc Lieberherr (Chairman)

Jean-Marc Lieberherr (Chairman)

Jean-Marc Lieberherr is one of Jean Monnet’s four grandchildren. He began his career in 1991 at LVMH in Japan and then in Taiwan before joining Unilever in 1999 where he held marketing and general management positions. From 2005 to 2015 he took over as marketing director and then general manager of the Rio Tinto division in charge of the extraction and marketing of rough diamonds from Australia, Canada, Zimbabwe and India. In 2016 he founded and took over the management of the Natural Diamond Council, a professional association acting on behalf of diamond mining companies including De Beers, Rio Tinto and Alrosa, to promote the category and defend the interests of the diamond sector. Since 2020, he has devoted himself to his personal and family projects, including the creation of the Jean Monnet Institute. He is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, holds a master’s degree in econometrics (University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne) and an MBA from INSEAD.

 Paul Jaeger (Treasurer)

Paul Jaeger (Treasurer)

Paul Jaeger is a Partner at Russell Reynolds, an international executive search and assessment consultancy. He began his professional career in 1987 as Project Manager within the Association des Amis de Jean Monnet. He then joined the financial sector (UAP then Gras Savoye) and directed, from 1997 to 2000, the European Information Center “Sources d’Europe”, created by the European Commission and the French Government. He now sits on its Orientation Council. From 1992 to 1998, he chaired the Jean Monnet Association, succeeding Etienne Hirsch and Paul Delouvrier. He is one of the founders of the Groupe des Belles Feuilles. He is a member of the Board of the Fondation Hippocrène created by Jean and Mona Guyot. He is also a member of the Strategic Council of the School of Public Affairs of Sciences Po-Paris. He holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Paris II – Assas, a Master’s degree from the Institut Français de Presse, and a Master’s degree from Celsa (University of Paris IV-Sorbonne).

 Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve

Dominic Grieve is a British lawyer and former Conservative MP for Beaconsfield from 1997 to 2019. He was President of the Conservative Group for Europe from 2017 to 2020 and from 2015 to 2019 he chaired the Parliamentary Committee on Security and Intelligence Services. From 2010 to 2014 he served as Attorney General in David Cameron’s government. Prior to that, he served as the Conservative Party’s Home Spokesman from 2008 to 2009 and Justice Spokesperson from 2009 to 2010. Dominic is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Ditchley Foundation, President of the Franco-British Society, and Visiting Professor of Law at Goldsmiths University in London. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 2016. Dominic is fully bilingual, speaking both French and English.

 Franck Gouery

Franck Gouery

Administrator of the European Union, Franck Gouéry has worked on development, energy, communication and now climate issues for the European Commission. In this context, he was notably assigned to the African Union Commission, directly managed the communication of the European Commissioners in France and now deals with climate diplomacy. Trained as an engineer (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble), he has taught European issues, communication and participated in setting up the Center for Preparation for European Competitions at Sciences Po, from which he is also a graduate. At the same time, he is the author of the first philosophical tale around the European ideal, The Voyage of Erasmus  (Non Lieu, 2019), co-author of the essay Eritrea, a totalitarian shipwreck  (PUF, 2015), as well as several photography books on the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Danakil desert, Eritrea). His artistic work has been exhibited at the Forum des Images and at the Fondation Ricard in Paris.

 Ramon Fernández

Ramon Fernández

Ramon Fernandez has been Deputy CEO of Orange since 2016. He has also been Chief Financial Officer, Performance and Development since 2020. He joined the Orange group in 2014 as deputy general manager in charge of finance and strategy. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orange Bank, member of the Boards of Directors of Orange Middle East and Africa, Medi Telecom and Buyin, member of the Supervisory Boards of Orange Poland, and Orange Ventures. He is also a director of Axa, the National Foundation of Political Sciences and the Institute of Responsible Capitalism. He began his career at the Treasury Department and then joined the International Monetary Fund in Washington between 1997 and 1999. On his return to the Treasury Department, he exercised numerous responsibilities there. He was adviser to the Cabinet of the Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry (2002-2003) and of the President of the Republic (2007-2008) then Director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Labour, Social Relations, Family and Solidarity (2008-2009). Before joining Orange, he had been Director General of the Treasury since March 2009. He graduated from Sciences Po and ENA, promotion Léon Gambetta (1993)

Helen Conway

Helen Conway

Hélène Conway has been a senator representing French people living outside France since 2011 after serving as vice-president of the Senate from 2018 to 2020. She is currently Secretary of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces Committee. Since 2017, she has also been rapporteur for the equipment budget of the armed forces. From 2014 to 2017, she was rapporteur for the Official Development Assistance budget and from 2012 to 2014 she served as Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs, in charge of French nationals living abroad. Hélène is also Director of the International Sector of the Jean Jaurès Foundation, National Secretary in charge of the Defense of the Nation of the Socialist Party, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe (Lausanne) and of the Maison of Europe (Paris). She was an auditor for the 62nd session of the Institute for Advanced National Defense Studies (IHEDN) then a committee member for the 63rd session.

 Laurent Cohen-Tanugi

Laurent Cohen-Tanugi

Laurent Cohen-Tanugi is an international lawyer and managing partner of Laurent Cohen-Tanugi Avocats. A member of the Paris and New York bars, he was previously a partner in the international law firms Cleary Gottlieb (1982-2003) and Skadden Arps (2005-2007), as well as Vice President, Legal Affairs of the Sanofi group (2004 ). He is the author of numerous essays on democracy and the rule of law, European construction, transatlantic relations and globalisation. He is a founding member and administrator of the Jacques Delors Institute – Notre Europe, and led the interministerial mission “Europe on Globalization” as part of the French Presidency of the European Union in 2008. A former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and agrégé des lettres, he is also a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and of Harvard Law School.

 Severine Charbon

Severine Charbon

Séverine Charbon is the international HR department of the Publicis Group. She began her career in 1990 as Project Manager then Director of the Association of Friends of Jean Monnet, under the successive presidencies of Paul Delouvrier and Paul Jaeger. She also joined the Groupe des Belles Feuilles. In 1995, she left for Asia and started her career at Publicis in Singapore in 2000. She then participated in the deployment of the group in the region and led the integration of 25 acquisitions in 14 countries between 2000 and 2009. In Singapore, she joined the Board of Directors of the French Chamber of Commerce. Back in Paris in 2009, Séverine held several positions within the HR Department before being appointed World HR Manager of the Media branch in 2016, based in London. From London, she actively participated in the anti-Brexit campaign organized by the advertising sector, before returning to settle in Paris with her family in 2021. Séverine holds a triple degree in History, Geography and Letters, she is a graduate of Celsa (Magistère Grande Ecole) and of the Institut Politique de Paris (Master of Sociology of Organizations).

Philippe Douroux

Philippe Douroux

Philippe Douroux has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years in the field of telecoms and then new technologies. He also worked with Russia during the “pivotal” period from 1988 to 2000 and organized “young leaders” exchanges during this period. Today, he works as an independent producer in the cultural sector, which leads him to develop an innovative concept of artist residency. He was a Director of the Jean Monnet Association from 1996 to 2006, and Vice-President of the Groupe des Belles Feuilles. Philippe has held numerous positions within the YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) network, exercising various responsibilities at the French and European level. Holder of a Master’s degree in Business Law and a Magisterium from the Institute of Business Law (University Paris II Panthéon-Assas), a DEA in Community Law (University Paris I Sorbonne), he obtained the Certificate of Aptitude for the Profession of Lawyer (CAPA) in Paris in 1986.

Bertrand Badre

Bertrand Badre

Bertrand Badré is CEO and founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital. Previously, Bertrand was Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank, after serving as Chief Financial Officer of the Societe Generale and Crédit Agricole groups. He was a member of President Jacques Chirac’s diplomatic team as the President’s Deputy Personal Representative for Africa. Prior to that, he worked seven years at Lazard, in New York, London, and Paris, where he notably co-directed as managing partner the restructuring of Eurotunnel. Bertrand is a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Getlink (Eurotunnel Group) and one of the three co-guarantors of One Planet Lab created by President Emmanuel Macron. In 2004, he published “Eau”, co-written with Michel Cammesure. Since then, he has published “Money Honnie, if finance saved the world?”, the English version of which is prefaced by President Emmanuel Macron and Gordon Brown, and more recently “Do we (seriously) want to change the world? », prefaced by Erik Orsenna. Bertrand began his career as a Finance Inspector, graduated from ENA, Sciences Po and HEC.

Georgina Wright

Georgina Wright

Georgina Wright is senior fellow and director of the Europe program at Institut Montaigne. She is also a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, an associate at the Institute for Government in London and a senior fellow at the Center for Britain and Europe at the University of Surrey.

Georgina is a regular spokesperson for the Institut Montaigne in the media, including international ones, and she has written numerous articles for foreign policy journals. Before joining Institut Montaigne, Georgina was senior researcher at the Institute for Government from 2019 to 2020, and project manager at Chatham House from 2014 to 2018. Before that, she worked for the European Commission and NATO in Brussels.

A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, she also holds a Masters in European Union International Relations and Diplomatic Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges).

Scientific Council

Head of scientific advice: Laurent WARLOUZET (Prof. Sorbonne University)

Head of scientific advice: Laurent WARLOUZET
(Prof. Sorbonne University)

Gérard BOSSUAT (Prof. emeritus Cergy-Pontoise),

(Prof. emeritus Cergy-Pontoise)

Mauve CARBONELL (Mcf, Jean Monnet Chair, Aix-Marseille),

Mauve CARBONELL (Mcf, Jean Monnet Chair, Aix-Marseille)

Michael CRESWELL (Prof., Florida),

Michael CRESWELL (Prof., Florida)

Robert FRANK (Emeritus Prof., Paris1),

Robert FRANK (Emeritus Prof., Paris1)

Alessandro GIACONE(Prof. Bologna),

Alessandro GIACONE
(Prof. Bologna)

Piers LUDLOW (Prof. London School of Economics),

(Prof. London School of Economics)

Michel MANGENOT (Prof. political science, Paris 8),

(Prof. political science, Paris 8)

Hélène MIARD-DELACROIX (Prof. Germanic civilization, Sorbonne University),

Hélène MIARD-DELACROIX (Prof. Germanic civilization, Sorbonne University)



Guido THIEMEYER (Prof. Düsseldorf),

Guido THIEMEYER (Prof. Düsseldorf)

Frédéric TURPIN (Prof. Savoie),

Frédéric TURPIN (Prof. Savoie)

Birte WASSENBERG (Prof. Strasbourg),

Birte WASSENBERG (Prof. Strasbourg)

Andreas WILKENS (Prof. Metz),

Andreas WILKENS (Prof. Metz)

Pascaline WINAND (Prof. College of Europe Natolin).

Pascaline WINAND (Prof. College of Europe Natolin)

Sylvain SCHIRMANN (Prof. Strasbourg)

Sylvain SCHIRMANN (Prof. Strasbourg)

Honorary Committee

Mr Michel Barnier

Michael Barnier

Former European Commissioner and Chief Negotiator responsible for negotiations with the United Kingdom. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Georges Berthoin

George Berthoin

Honorary President of the Trilateral Commission and of the International European Movement. Former chief of staff of Jean Monnet at the ECSC. Former High Representative of the European Union in the United Kingdom

Mr. Jean-Louis Bourlanges

Jean-Louis Bourlanges

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the National Assembly. Member of Parliament for Hauts de Seine. Former Member of the European Parliament and President of the movement

Mr Jean-Claude Casanova

Jean Claude Casanova

Honorary President and former President of the National Foundation of Political Sciences. Member of the Board of Directors of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). Co-founder and director of the magazine Comments.  Member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.

Mr Michel David-Weill

Michel David Weill

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art  and New York Hospital.  Former chairman of the Lazard bank, member of the institute (Academy of Fine Arts). 

Mr. Etienne Davignon

Etienne Davignon

President of Friends of Europe . Former chief of staff of Paul-Henri Spaak. Former European Commissioner. 

Mr Pascal Fontaine

Pascal Fontaine

Honorary Director of the European Commission, Vice-President of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe

Mr. Philippe Herzog

Philippe Herzog

Economist, former member of the European Parliament, former member of the economic, social and environmental council

Mr Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

Former United States Secretary of State, Nobel Peace Prize

Mr Pascal Lamy

Pascal Lamy

President of the Jacques Delors Institute and of the Paris Peace Forum, former European Commissioner and Director General of the World Trade Organization.

Mr Enrico Letta

Enrico Letta

Secretary of the Italian Democratic Party. Former President of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Former Dean of the School of International Affairs of Sciences Po Paris .

Mr. Thierry de Montbrial

Thierry de Montbrial

Founder and President of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences

Ms. Dominique Schnapper

Dominique Schnapper

Political scientist and sociologist, President of the Council of Secular Elders, former member of the Constitutional Council.

Mr Jean-Claude Trichet

Jean-Claude Trichet

Former President of the European Central Bank (ECB). Former Governor of the Banque de France. Former Director of the Treasury, member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.