Roland Dumas is a figure that significantly marked political scene and recent history of both France and Europe. He is a part of French political and cultural elite for more than 5 decades, where he built equally brilliant career as one of the top lawyers, great politician and successful diplomat.
He completed his studies in law and political science at renowned universities Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques and the London School of Economics.
He held many high positions in the political life of France. He was one of the closest associates of former French President François Mitterrand. On several occasions, he was elected as Vice president of the French National Assembly. He was the spokesman of the French government in 1984 as well as the Minister for European relations.
Mr Dumas left a deep mark in diplomacy as the French Foreign Minister, on which position he remained for two terms from 1984 to 1986, during the presidency of Francois Mitterrand. His time as the Minister of Foreign Affairs was the time full of challenges – the disintegration of the Soviet bloc, the island’s war, as well as negotiations for the Maastricht treaty. In the year of 1995 he was appointed as the President of the Constitutional Council, which was one of the last decisions of President Mitterrand. Even though Mitterrand nominated him as a lifelong president, Mr Dumas remained on this position until 1999.
Megatrend University gave him award of an Honorary doctorate for all his actions in the focus of the public, especially when it comes to world conflicts, understanding their causes and possible solutions with special emphasis on achievements in the field of developments in the international political scene and processes of Euro-integrations.