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Guy Sorman is a City Journal contributing editor and one of France’s leading public intellectuals. He has often written in defense of free markets and the free society in Europe. As a columnist for the New York-based Project Syndicate, his work is published in more than 100 newspapers and magazines around the world. He also writes frequently for the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal.

Sorman has authored over twenty books, several of which have been translated into English, including The New Wealth of Nations, The Genius of India, Rifaa’s Children, The Empire of Lies, and 2009’s Economics Does Not Lie. In 1975, he founded the Editions Sorman publishing company in Paris.

From 1993 to 1997, Sorman served as economic adviser to the French minister for foreign affairs, and then to the prime minister. Since 2000, he has chaired the India-France economic council. In 2008, he was appointed global advisor to Korean president Lee Myung Bak.

He is the founder and former president of Action against Hunger, a leading NGO. From 2002 to 2007, he served on the French National Commission for Human Rights. From 1995 to 2008, he was the elected deputy mayor of the city of Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, and is now chairman of the city’s economic council.

Sorman graduated from the Paris Institute of political science in 1964 and from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in 1969. He has taught economics at Paris University and also in China, Russia, Argentina, and the U.S.

Sorman has received the highest distinctions in France (Légion d’honneur), Brazil (Southern Cross), and Argentina (Order of May). He is married and has four daughters.

 


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