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THE SPEAKERS FROM THE "MIGRATIONS" SEMINAR

JENS ALTHOFF
(Director of the Paris office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation)

Jens Althoff has been director of the Paris office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation since 2015. Previously, he worked in the European Parliament in Brussels. From 2006 to 2014, he directed the press and communication service of the German Greens (BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN). He also taught as a lecturer at the Journalism Center of the Freie Universität Berlin. Jens Althoff studied political science at the University of Tübingen and Sciences Po Paris and holds a doctorate in political science from the Otto Suhr Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin.

FABIENNE BUCCIO
(Prefect of the Normandy Region)

Fabienne Buccio is a French senior civil servant. From February 2015 to February 2017, she was the Prefect of Pas-de-Calais, responsible in particular for the situation created in Calais by the presence of migrants who wanted to go to England and the creation of an unsuitable migrant and refugee camp. In March 2017, she was appointed prefect of the Normandy region.

BERNARD CAZENEUVE
(Former Prime Minister)

Member of the Manche, mayor of Octeville from 1995 to 2000, then of Cherbourg-Octeville from 2001 to 2012, and president of the urban community of Cherbourg, he gave up these mandates in 2012, after his appointment as Minister Delegate for European Affairs in the Jean-Marc Ayrault government. The following year, he became Minister Delegate for the Budget following the resignation of Jérôme Cahuzac. Appointed, on April 2, 2014, Minister of the Interior in the Manuel Valls I and II governments, he is faced with an unprecedented wave of Islamist terrorism that marked France in 2015 and 2016. After the resignation of Manuel Valls, candidate at the socialist primary, he succeeds him as Prime Minister.

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE DUMONT
(Head of the International Migration Division at the OECD)

Jean-Christophe Dumont has been the Head of the International Migration Division at the OECD since 2010, and oversees the annual OECD publication on migration and numerous publications on the economic impact of international migration, as well as on the integration of immigrants and their children in OECD countries. He has also worked on migration and development issues and on the international mobility of health workers.

PIERRE HENRY
(Director General of the France Terre d'Asile Association)

He graduated from the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) and graduated in philosophy. After having worked in the European Parliament and directing the Mediterranean Institute of Communication, he served as Director of Cabinet for the President of the Office for International Migration (OMI) and member of the executive committee of the European Council for Refugees and exiles (CERE), as well as Deputy Secretary General of the Law and Democracy Association. From 2005 to 2011, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the French Office for Immigration and Integration (Ofii). Since his accession to the post of Director General in 1997, he has played a decisive role in the development of the France Terre d'Asile association, by building one of the major organizations in the defense of human rights and migrants (900 employees and 75 million euros annual budget). He is a recognized expert in the migration sector.

FRANÇOIS HERAN
(Research director at INED)

François Héran has held the "Migrations and societies" chair at the Collège de France since January 2018. Demographer and sociologist, he headed the INSEE's Surveys and Demographic Studies division from 1993 to 1998, before taking charge of the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), from 1999 to 2009. He is the author of national surveys on the choice of spouse, forms of sociability, educational practices, electoral participation, the dynamics of languages ​​in France. He has published in particular Parlons immigration en 30 questions (La Documentation française, 2016) and Avec Immigration: Measuring, Debating, Acting (La Découverte, 2017).

MICHEL THE LAND
(Prefect of Hauts de France)

Senior French official, regional prefect placed in a seconded service position as secretary general of the Ministry of the Interior in June 2014. On January 5, 2015, he was appointed prefect-at-large and took up the post of director of the cabinet of the Minister of Interior. On April 20, 2016, he was appointed Prefect of the North.

HERVE THE ARM
(Demographer and anthropologist)

Demographer, specialist in social and demographic history, director of studies at INED (National Institute for Demographic Studies), teacher at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), specialist in social history and demography.

DIDIER LESCHI
(Director General of the French Office for Immigration and Integration)

Didier Leschi, is prefect. He was Prefect Delegate for Equal Opportunities with the Prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis between 2013 and 2016. He has been Director General of the French Office of Immigration and Integration (OFII) since January 2016 Former collaborator of Jean-Pierre Chevènement, he was head of the central office of worship at the Ministry of the Interior. He specializes in questions of integration and city policy. He is the author with Régis Debray of Secularism in everyday life, Folio, Gallimard, 2016; and Miseries of Islam in France, The deer, 2017.

MARIELLE OF SARNEZ
(President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly)

She is first vice-president of the Democratic Movement. Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2017, Secretary General of the European Democratic Party, she was Minister in charge of European Affairs from May to June 2017. Elected last June as Member of the 11st constituency of Paris, she is currently president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly. She is the author of several books on Europe.

MARIA STAVROPOULOU
(Former director of the asylum service in Greece)
Until February 3, 2018, Maria Stavropoulou was director of the Asylum Service of Greece, which is the first specialist state body in the country to arbitrate requests for international protection. Prior to that, Maria Stavropoulou worked with various United Nations agencies, including the United Nations Refugee Agency and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She has published numerous articles on refugees and displacement issues. Maria Stavropoulou studied law at Harvard Law School, University College London and the School of Law at the University of Athens.

BENJAMIN STORA
(President of the City of Immigration)

French historian, professor at Paris-XIII University and Inspector General of National Education since September 2013. His research focuses on the history of Algeria and in particular the war in Algeria, and more broadly on the history of Contemporary Maghreb, as well as on the French colonial Empire and immigration to France. He has chaired the orientation council of the National City of Immigration History since August 2014.

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