Michel Rocard, a former Prime Minister and now a special representative for the President of France with regards to matters concerning the poles, Arctic and Antarctic, gave a lecture "Towards an Arctic Governance: What role for France and Europe?" at the University of Iceland on November 1, 2010. The lecture is part of a series organized by the President of Iceland, entitled "New Currents" in which various internationally known scholars and world leaders have taken part over the years.
Michel Rocard has a long political career behind him. He has served as a Minister of Agriculture in France and was the Prime Minister of France between 1988-1991. He held a seat in the European Parliament for three terms and has been especially active in matters concerning foreign policy, education and employment. In this lecture he will share his vision for the North and discuss the role of Europe in the future of the Arctic region.