Jean-Christophe Victor

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Jean-Christophe Victor
Jean-Christophe Victor 2013.jpg
Born(1947-05-30)30 May 1947
Paris, France
Died28 December 2016(2016-12-28) (aged 69)
Montpellier, France
OccupationPolitical scientist, ethnologist, television host
Parent(s)Paul-Émile Victor

Jean-Christophe Victor (30 May 1947 – 28 December 2016) was a political scientist focusing on international relations. He was the son of the polar explorer Paul-Emile Victor and the television producer Éliane Decrais. He earned a Master in Chinese language, a Master in political sciences (1982) and a PhD in ethnology on Nepal. He was posted as a diplomat in Afghanistan, worked as policy adviser at Nato- Bruxelles, and for the Policy Planning Office at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He was the founder and the director of LEPAC, the Center for Political Studies and Cartographic Analysis, a Paris-based "think tank". The LEPAC trains international managers in the corporate sector for companies such as Veolia, Vinci, Areva, British Petroleum, Cartier, and L’Oréal; and public sector organisations including RATP, Council of Europe, and the European Union.

Victor taught geopolitics in France and in several foreign universities. The last books he authored on geopolitics are:

  • "Le dessous des cartes : Itinéraires géopolitiques" (Beneath the Maps: Geopolitical Routes) 2011, Paris
  • "Political Atlas for Teenagers" 2010 ; Paris
  • "Atlas for a Changing World" 2008, Paris, Berlin, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei.

He was the author of a weekly program on European channel ARTE and French world channel TV 5, dealing about geopolitics: "Le dessous des cartes" ("Underneath the Maps").[1]

Jean-Christophe Victor died on 28 December 2016 due to a heart attack.



  1. ^ "Beau joueur, Jean-Christophe Victor". le Parisien. 20 October 2005. Retrieved 29 July 2010.

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