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French Researcher in Pakistan for program “Open Doors”

Islamabad, September 17, 2015 (PPI-OT): In the framework of the “Open Doors” program jointly led by the Embassy of France and the Alliances francaises of Lahore and Karachi, French researcher Pascal Boniface is touring Pakistan and giving several lectures in Karachi and Islamabad from 15th to 18th of September, 2015. Dr. Pascal BONIFACE is the founding Director of the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs – IRIS, based in Paris.

Mr. Boniface exchanged with Pakistani researchers, universities and media and gave lectures on the topic of “The changing world order and the international crisis”. For Pascal Boniface, “The bipolar world is over but had not been replaced by a new one. The world is neither unipolar nor multipolar, but on its way toward multipolarisation. But, besides the end of bipolarity – which has lasted four decades – there is another more important strategic change. The west has lost the monopoly of power it has enjoyed for 5 centuries”.

“We are living in a global village, but we have difficulties to produce common rules. We could even ask if the concept of international community is not a myth. This could explain why there are still so many wars and international crisis 26 years after the fall of Berlin wall. Multilateralism is the only option if we want to live in a better and more secure planet.”

To know more about the “Open Doors” program, you can visit the website of the Embassy of France in Pakistan: http://www.ambafrance-pk.org/Open-Doors-2015-Interactions-with-Pakistani-Civil-Society

For more information, contact:
Aqeel Hussain SYED
French Embassy in Pakistan
French Embassy – Diplomatic Enclave G5 – GPO
Box 1068 Islamabad
Telephone: 00 92 51 201 14 14
Fax: 201 14 80 / 201 14 00
Website: www.ambafrance-pk.org

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