Edgard Pisani

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Edgard Pisani
Edgard Pisani 1964.jpg
Edgard Pisani in 1964
President of the Arab World Institute
In office
Preceded byPaul Carton
Succeeded byCamille Cabana
High Commissioner of New Caledonia
In office
January 1985 – 22 May 1985
Preceded byJacques Roynette
Succeeded byFernand Wibaux
Minister of Agriculture
In office
21 August 1961 – 8 January 1966
PresidentCharles de Gaulle
Preceded byHenri Rochereau
Succeeded byEdgar Faure
Personal details
Edgard Pisani

(1918-10-09)9 October 1918
Tunis, French Tunisia
Died20 June 2016(2016-06-20) (aged 97)

Edgard Pisani (French: [pizani]; 9 October 1918 – 20 June 2016)[1] was a French statesman, philosopher, and writer.

He held positions in various governments in France: Senator (1954–1961; 1974–1981), Minister of Agriculture (1961–1966), Parliamentarian (1967–1968), European Commissioner (1981–1985), Minister of New Caledonia (1985), President of the Arab World Institute (1988–1995). In 1992, with Bertrand Hervieu, he formed the Groupe de Seillac[2] followed in 1995 by the Groupe de Bruges, both being think tanks.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Edgar Pisani" (in French). Gaullisme.fr. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  2. "Brief history of the Bruges Group" (PDF). Groupedebruges.eu. Retrieved 24 December 2010.