Alexandre Kojève (koh-ZHEV, French: [alɛksɑ̃dʁ kɔʒɛv]; 28 April 1902–4 June 1968) was a Russian-born French philosopher and statesman whose philosophical seminars had an immense influence on 20th-century French philosophy, particularly via his integration of Hegelian concepts into twentieth-century continental philosophy. As a statesman in the French government, he was instrumental in the formation of the European Union.