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Timothy Carlson, Co-Director

Timothy Carlson has been involved with IFE administration since 1995, where his particular responsibilities include relations with US institutions, program development and strategic planning. He holds a graduate degree in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. Moving to France in 1986, he has pursued various teaching and writing activities including teaching political philosophy at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris ("Sciences Po"), producing weekly electronic newsletters on science policy and other topics, carrying out international communication projects for French institutions in higher education and research, and pursuing independent research in science policy, economic development and the philosophy of economics.
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Thomas Roman, Co-Director

Thomas Roman holds a Master’s degree in contemporary political history from Paris’ Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris ("Sciences Po") for research focused on nationalism in France at the beginning of the 20th century. Associated with the Center for History at Sciences Po and formerly a researcher associated with the National Library, he currently teaches at Sciences Po as well as at other institutions and programs, both French and American, in Paris. He is also editor-in-chief of the on-line literary review, Parutions.com. In 2004 he joined IFE where he is Co-Director with particular responsibilities in internship placement and organization of the program of instruction.
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Emily Freeman, Communications and Outreach Coordinator

A graduate of Smith College and an IFE alumna, Emily has had the good fortune to live and work in several different countries from Brazil to Italy. Her studies in contemporary European history, with a focus on gender, have lead her to places ranging from the Glasgow Women’s Library to the Centre Pompidou where she acted as curatorial research assistant. Having completed both the Smith College JYA program and the IFE Field Study and Internship Program in Paris, Emily is committed to international education and communication. At IFE she is focusing on outreach to US institutions and students.
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IFE administration in Asturias


Nacho Ormaechea Program Coordinator, IFE Asturias

Nacho holds a BFA from the University of the Basque Country, along with certificates in photography and graphic design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Parsons School of Design, and École Estienne in Paris. He has worked for the last twenty years for different museums and cultural institutions in Paris, and has been a research advisor at IFE since 2007. He is also responsible for the creation and development of IFE’s visual identity and has designed all of IFE’s visual communication materials. Born and raised in Gijón, Asturias, Nacho returned in 2021 to run the program. contact Nacho Ormaechea

The directors of IFE’s central administration are present at key moments such as initial orientation meeting, final meeting of preparatory period in anticipation of beginning the internship, oral presentation of research, and other times throughout the semester.

IFE administration in Paris

Julie Corbé, Program Coordinator, Paris

Julie holds a M.A.T. in Languages from the University of Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle, as well as a CAPES certification (for teaching at a secondary level), and a degree in French Language and Literature, specializing in French as a Foreign Language (FLE) from the University of Cergy-Pontoise. She has taught and worked as a coordinator for other American study abroad programs in Paris, including CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange). For her Master’s degree, Julie conducted research on the co-teaching in French language classrooms.
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The directors of IFE’s central administration are present at key moments such as initial orientation meeting, final meeting of preparatory period in anticipation of beginning the internship, on-site evaluations, oral presentation of research, and other times throughout the semester.

IFE administration in Strasbourg

Tarek Amraoui, Program Coordinator, IFE Strasbourg

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 interculturality, migration, citizenship, civic engagement, youth participation, social work, and non-formal 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. contact Tarek Amraoui

The directors of IFE’s central administration are present at key moments such as initial orientation meeting, final meeting of preparatory period in anticipation of beginning the internship, on-site evaluations, oral presentation of research, and other times throughout the semester.

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