Président du Jury du Concours "La Parole aux etudiants" - Académie française
Originally, Erik Orsenna has studied Economics, specialized in raw materials, he has been cultural counselor to the President François Mitterrand. After twenty years at the Conseil d’Etat, he has been exploring for the last 10 years the multiple faces of globalization in his publications on the cotton, the water, the paper and soon, on the sea. He also is a writer (L’Exposition coloniale, Goncourt price 1988) and published in February 2014 Mali, ô Mali, Stock editions.
Erik Orsenna is a member of l’Académie française.