French Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquet will give a conference on “President Macron’s Education Policy” at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Jean-Michel Blanquer was appointed as Minister for National Education on 17 May 2017. Born in Paris, he obtained a doctor in law from Panthéon-Assas University and a Master’s in politics from Sciences Po Paris. From 1996 to 1998, he was a professor in civil law at Sciences Po Lille. From 1998 to 2004, he was Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at the New Sorbonne University. From 2009 to 2012, Jean-Michel Blanquer served as the Director general of secondary and junior school education under then Minister for Education Luc Chatel. In 2013 he became President of the prestigious ESSEC Business School in Paris, France.