President, Institute for East-West Strategic Studies, U.K.
Former UN Ambassador and Member of Parliament


Day 1 – 13 Nov 2017

SESSION ONE: The New Geopolitics: The Role of China in an Uncertain World | 10.50 am - 12.30 pm

H.E. Professor Jean Christophe Iseux, Baron von Pfetten is a French citizen, born 1967, educated at Oxford University, former diplomat, distinguished academic and board member of a dozen of multinationals. He was the youngest Ambassador at the United Nations in Geneva at the age of 28. He also served as a specially invited member of China People’s Political Consultative Conference in Changchun, the first European ever to hold parliamentary seat in China. He is currently President of the Institute for East-West Strategic Studies based at Apethorpe Palace in the United Kingdom, Fellow of Emmanuel College at Cambridge University and Visiting Professor at People’s University in Beijing.

Pfetten has been credited with advancing Sino-Vatican diplomatic relationship and the Iran’s nuclear negotiation binging together, for the first time since WWII, senior officials from China and Vatican in 2011, and top military leaders from China, Iran and Israel in 2013.