The Bosphorus Institute, the body set up by Turkey to counter both the recognition of the genocide of Armenians in France and Europe, as well as the penalization of genocide denial and to encourage Turkey’s entry into the The European Union, has a “Scientific Committee” set up in 2009 is the “main pillar of the Institute, which meets once or twice a year in Paris to discuss the major current issues concerning relations France-Turkey-European Union. “(Source: www.institut-bosphore.org).
Since its inception, the co-chairmanship of the Scientific Committee – which is not a scientific one, since it is a political lobby group – was carried out until 2013 by Henri de Castries, ‘AXA) Kemal Dervis, advisor at Sabancı University (until 2015).
Today, the famous Scientific Committee is co-chaired by Anne Lauvergeon, President of the Innovation 2030 Commission and Ümit Nazlý Boyner, Member of the Board of Directors of Boyner Group (since January 2016).
Below is a list of some French personalities who are members of this Scientific Committee of the Bosphorus Institute.
Anne Lauvergeon , Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee, Chair of the Innovation 2030 Commission
Alexandre Adler , historian, journalist
Lucien Arkas , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arkas Holding
Joachim Bitterlich , Ambassador, Professor at ESCP Europe Paris
Hélène Conway-Mouret , French Senator, Former Minister
Henri De Castries , Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AXA (2000-2016)
Augustin de Romanet , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ADP Group
Alain Delcamp , Honorary Secretary General, French Senate, Vice-President, French Association of Constitutionalists
Laurence Dumont , Member of Parliament, Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, French National Assembly
Claude Fischer , Director ASCPE-European Interviews
Stéphane Fouks , Vice-President of Havas,
Nilufer Gole , Sociologist, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS)
Bernard Guetta , Journalist, Columnist
Elisabeth Guigou , Former Member of Parliament, Former Minister
Nedim Gürsel , Writer, Lecturer in Contemporary Turkish Literature at the Sorbonne, Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Jean-Pierre Jouyet , Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom, Former Secretary General of the Élysée
Alain Juppé , Mayor of Bordeaux, Former French Prime Minister (1995-1997), Former French Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-2012)
Catherine Lalumière , Former Minister and former Secretary General Council of Europe (1989-1994)
Pierre Lellouche , Former Member of Parliament, Former Minister
Gérard Mestrallet , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Engie
Thierry de Montbrial , President of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)
Pierre Moscovici , European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
Alain Richard , French Senator, Former Minister
Bernard Soulage , Director of Transparency International, General Secretary of Climate Chance
Catherine Tasca , French Senator, Former Minister
Denis Verret , President of DV-Conseil
Wilfried Verstraete , Chairman of the Management Board, Euler Hermes