A Conversation with Bernard Kouchner

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Speaker
Bernard Kouchner
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, France
Presider
Felix G. Rohatyn
Senior Advisor to Chairman, Lehman Brothers; Former U.S. Ambassador to France (1997–2000)

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