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Tarek Amraoui

Tarek holds a Master’s degree in sociology from the University of Strasbourg, specializing in "Social Dynamics and Conflicts: Theories in the Field”, with thesis research focusing on the associative engagement of French and Belgian youth from North African immigrant backgrounds. He developed as a youth trainer for the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. His areas of specialization are interculturalism, migration, citizenship, civic engagement, youth participation, social work, and informal education. Since 2007, Tarek has been an active member and sits on the board of directors of Strasbourg-based non-profit AMSED, which is a youth NGO focusing on migration, solidarity and exchanges for development. In 2013, he joined the University of Haute Alsace as a speaker to train students in the Educational Sciences in intercultural skills. He also works as a project coordinator for various Strasbourg and European associations.

Francis Grandhomme

Holdng a degree in History from the University of Strasbourg, an ABD in contemporary history from the University of Nancy, and the Agrégation (France’s highest academic certification) in History, Francis Grandhomme is currently writing a doctoral thesis focused on Latin America. He has taught history at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg and currently teaches at Strasbourg’s Lycée René Cassin and at the University of Strasbourg. He is also involved with the "Geography Cafés" of Strasbourg and the Geographical Society of Paris. At IFE Francis teaches the course on ethics and globalization.

Thérèse Krempp

A doctoral candidate at Paris’ prestigious Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales where her research focuses on the French Army’s oriental division during the First World War, Thérèse Krempp is co-author with Jean-Noël Grandhomme of the biography Charles de Rose, Pionnier de l’aviation de chasse (Nuée Bleue Publishers, 2003). At IFE Thérèse teaches an introduction to France’s political institutions.

Elisabeth Lambert-Abdelgawad

With the grade of Senior Scientist at the French National Research Foundation (CNRS) Elisabeth is a researcher at the socio-anthropological research center PRISME, a joint laboratory of the CNRS and the University of Strasbourg, where she focuses on questions of human rights and in particular the workings of the European and international courts in this area. Elisabeth is a specialist in member State implementation of decisions by international courts and damage awards in human rights violation cases and, more widely, international legal conflicts in a comparatist perspective. She has been appointed Senior Expert for France to the Human Rights Agency of the European Union.

Birte Wassenberg

Associate Professor in Contemporary History of International Relations at the Advanced Institute of European Studies at the University of Strasbourg, Birte Wassenberg has also served as an attaché to the regional government of Alsace, responsible for cross-border relations with regions in Germany and Switzerland. She holds an undergraduate degree from England’s University of Bradford, an M.A. in History focused on the history of European integration and international relations from the University of Strasbourg and a Masters in European Political Science from the College of Europe in Bruges. She has published on cooperation across the borders of France, Germany and Switzerland, inter-cultural management, Franco-German relations in European integration, and on the Council of Europe. At IFE Birte teaches a course on France in the world.

Jean Zoungrana

Holding a doctorate in Philosophy as well as degree in Social Sciences from the University of Strasbourg, Jean Zoungrana is Associate Professor in Social Science Research at the University of Strasbourg in the program "Social Practices and Development". His research focuses on the sociology of knowledge as well as on social work, where he is currently conducting research on social policies and social intervention. At IFE Jean teaches a course on issues and perspectives in contemporary French society.
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