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His Excellency Minister Richard Narich, BA, KLH, KONM, KAL

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: His Excellency Minister Richard Narich, BA, KLH, KONM, KAL

Minister Richard Narich is Minister Plenipotentiary of France and a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the Universities of Aix-en-Provence and Paris, and a Bachelor of Arts in Russian from the National School for Oriental Languages in Paris.  He also studied political studies at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris.  His language proficiency includes: French, English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Modern Greek and Bulgarian.

Minister Narich has a distinguished record of ethical leadership as a seasoned diplomat and his extensive diplomatic and professional experience includes:

  • 2012-present: Treasurer, Board of the French High Committee for Civil Defence
  • 2011-present: Member, Scientific Committee of the Sécurité Globale Journal, Ed. Choiseul, Paris, France
  • 2011-present: Member, Advisory Committee, Conceptivity (Supply Chain Security and Trade Facilitation), Geneva, Switzerland 
  • 2005-present: Member, Board of the French High Committee for Civil Defence
  • 2010-2012: Adviser to the CEO for Western and South Europe, Computer Sciences Corporation, Paris, France
  • 2007-2009: Adviser to the CEO, Altran Technologies (European Engineering Company), Paris, France
  • 2005-2009: President, European Homeland Security Association, French High Committee for Civil Defence
  • 2005-2007: Advisor to the Director, French National Institute for Higher Security Studies, Paris, France
  • 2000-2005: Ambassador, Special Advisor to the Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy , Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1995-2000: Ambassador of France to Paraguay
  • 1993-1994: Deputy Chief of Mission, London, United Kingdom
  • 1991-1993: Ambassador of France to Nicaragua
  • 1998-1991: Consul General of France, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 1985-1988: Deputy Chief of Mission, Athens, Greece
  • 1985: Inspector (temporary assignment). Went on missions to the following hardship countries: Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Papua- New Guinea
  • 1981-1984: Member, Staff of the Foreign Minister 
  • 1978-1981: Head, Cultural, Scientific and Technical Cooperation Department, Embassy of France, Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1976-1978: Worked on Multilateral Issues, Economic Department, Foreign Ministry of France
  • 1975-1976: Worked in Eastern European Department, Foreign Ministry of France
  • 1972-1975: Second Secretary, French Delegation to NATO
  • 1969-1972: Third Secretary, Bulgaria
  • 1968-1969: Attaché for Technical Cooperation, Indonesia

Minister Narich’s lectures, conferences and articles include:

   1. General topics:

  •  Article : “ l’Europe, l’Amérique Latine et les problèmes de sécurité . Revue “sécurité globale”, Summer 2009 (French).
  •  Report on: “Relations Europe-United States”. Annual Meeting of  the French Ambassadors. Paris, France,  August 2003 (French)
  •  Report on:What does the power of States and Nations mean in our today moving world?”. Annual Meeting of the French Ambassadors. Paris, France,  August 2002 (French)
  •  Presentation: “The Future of Global Peace and Civility. Who makes and enforces the rules”. Forum 21 Conference, Deauville. March-April 2001 (English)

2.  Latin America:

  • Presentation: “Security trends in Latin America”.  NATO School.  Oberammergau, Germany. February 2007 (English)
  • Publication: “Traditional and Non-Traditional Security Issues in Latin America. Evolution and Recent Developments”. Occasional Papers. Geneva Center for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. January 2003 (English)
  • Course on Latin America. Contribution to the Geneva Center for Security Policy on the Working Group on Curriculum Development. NATO Defence College. 2002 (English) 
  • Introductory Remarks: Security Issues in Latin America. International Training Course/New Issues on Security Course. 2002/2003; 2001/2002 (English)
  • Course on Latin America for Swiss Diplomats, Geneva Center for Security Policy. 2002/2003; 2001/2002 (French)
  • Course for Swiss Generals, Geneva Center for Security Policy. 2000/2001 (French)
  • Presentation: “The Legacy of the Cold War; Periphery Then and Now: Latin America. “International Training Course”.  Geneva Center for Security Policy. 2000 /2001. (English)

3. Europe:

  • Seminar: «”Contact Group on Yugoslavia “. European Training Course, Geneva Center for Security Policy. 2002/2003 (English)
  • Introductory remarks: “The Major West European Key Players UK, France and Germany”.  International Training Course/European Training Course, Geneva Center for Security Policy. 2001/2002 (English)
  • Presentation: “Perspectives for the European Union in the XXIst Century”. Center for Applied Studies in International Negotiations, Geneva, Switzerland. 2001/2002 (French)

4. Terrorism and organized crime:

  • Presentation: “Terrorism and International Crime. Some General Remarks”. Forum 21, St Cyr–sur-Mer. April 2005. Rapporteur (English)
  • Seminar: “Economic Terrorism”. Geneva Center for Security Policy. Lausanne. July 2005 (English)
  • Presentation: “International Crime and Terrorism. Measures taken at the International Level”. New Issues on Security Course. Geneva Center for Security Policy. Geneva, Switzerland. January 2001 (English)
  • Seminar: “Terrorism”. Club Hippocrate (Foundation Servier in  Neuilly-sur-Seine).  September 2001 (French)

5. Environmental change and population movement:

  • Introductory remarks: “Environmental Change and Population Movement as Security Issues”. New Issues on Security Course/International Training Course. Geneva Center for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. September 2002 (English)

6. Critical infrastructure:

  • Presentation: “Critical Infrastructure”. Conference on Disarmament. Plenary Session. Geneva, Switzerland. June 26, 2006 (English)
  • Article: “Protection of Critical Infrastructure (Importance, Complexity, and Results)”. European CIIP News, Letter. Vol.  2;  n°1. January/February 2006 (English)
  • Article: “Protection of Critical Infrastructure: Importance, Complexity, and Results). Défense Nationale et Sécurité Collective. PP. 59/64. November 2005 (French)
  • Article: “Critical Infrastructure, Continuity of Services and International Cooperation”. International Journal of Critical Infrastructure.  Volume 1,  N°3/2, 2005 (English)
  • Presentation: “Critical Infrastructure. The Response of Business”. NATO Forum on Business and Security. Istanbul, Turkey. July 2004 (English)
  • Presentation: “Critical Infrastructure”. Swiss Parliament. Bern. June 17, 2004 (English)
  • Presentation: “Results of the Geneva Conference on Critical Infrastructure”. NATO Defense College. Conference of Commandants. Sofia, Bulgaria.  March 2004 (English)
  • Presentation: “Some General Thoughts about Critical Infrastructure Protection”.  Regional Arms Control Verification and Implementation Assistance Center. Zagreb. May 3-5, 2000(English)
  • Article: “Critical infrastructure, Continuity of Services and International Cooperation”. Défense nationale. PP. 74/8 – Rapporteur: Forum on Critical Infrastructure. Geneva Center for Security Policy. October 2003 ( English)

7. Homeland Security:

  • Article: “Défense Nationale et Sécurité collective” and “ Sécurité et Mondialisation”, December 2009
  • Report: “The American National Security System”. Study trip in Washington, DC. French High Committee for Civil Defence, July 2009
  • Article in “European Security Directory 2009 “ on  “ Security Today: Reality and Governance, ESD Partners.
  • Article: “Security and Governance”. Defense Nationale et Sécurité Collective, January 2008
  • Article: “A World in High Alert”. Homeland Security Europe ( UK Journal), Vol. 1, Issue 2 2007 
  • Abstract: “Transforming Homeland Security. US and European Approaches”. Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, John Hopkins University, November 2006  ( English). Published in “ Les Cahiers de la Sécurité” n° 62. June 2006 (English).Presentation: “Civil-Military Crisis Management: Challenges and Perspectives”. Conference organised by Thalès, June 29, 2006 in Brussels, Belgium (English)
  • Abstract: “Protecting the Homeland: European Approaches to Societal Security – Implications for the United States”. Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, John Hopkins, 2005. Published in “Les Cahiers de la Sécurité” n° 61. June  2006 (English)
  • Article: “Forum on: Homeland Security, the USA, Europe and the rest of the world: New Challenges for Institutions and the Private Sector”. International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, vol. 2, n° 1, 2006 (English)
  • Presentation: “Homeland Security: Is a Common Vision Possible?” Conference on Homeland Security in Asia. Singapore ,November 2005 (English)
  • Article: “Homeland Security, New Challenges for the United States and Europe. Published in Défense Nationale et Sécurité Collective. February 2005 (French)
  • Presentation: “Homeland Security: the United States, Europe and the rest of the World. New Challenges for the Institutions and the Private Sector”. Haut Comité Français pour la Défense Civile. Cambrai  November 18/19 2004 ( French)
  • Rapporteur – Forum on Homeland Security: “The United States, Europe and Beyond. New Challenges for Institutions and the Private Sector”. Geneva Center for Security Policy. 7-8 October, 2004 (English)

Minister Narich’s honours and decorations include:

  • Distinguished Fellow, New Westminster College
  • Knight, Legion of Honor
  • Knight, Ordre National du Mérite
  • Knight, Arts et Lettres (Knight)
  • Greek and Paraguayan Medals

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Minister Richard Narich is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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