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Welcoming the Refugees: Lessons of the European Crisis from a French Perspective

As part of the Marianne Midwest series, the University of Chicago is pleased to welcome Pascal Brice, Director-General of OFPRA (French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons) for a talk on the state of the European refugee crisis.

Pascal Brice has served as the Director-General of OFPRA (French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons) since December 2012. He is overseeing OFPRA at a time when asylum claims are rising in France and tensions are growing in Europe over the issue. 

Born in 1966 in Nantes, Pascal Brice graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and the National School of Administration (ENA). He began his career in diplomacy as Chief Secretary to the French Embassy in Morocco before accepting a position in the sub-directorate for foreign relations and internal affairs of the European Community. He has also served as: technical advisor to Hubert Védrine, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Assistant Director for Internal European Affairs; the Consul General to Barcelona; and diplomatic advisor to both the Minister of Economy and Finance (Pierre Moscovici) and the Minister for Foreign Trade (Nicolas Bricq).

Kara Ross Camarena, a Postdoctoral Researcher at Harris Public Policy, will serve as the moderator for this talk. 

Following the discussion, a Q+A and reception will occur. This program is part of the Marianne Midwest Series, a series of web debates on contemporary topics produced annually by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago in partnership with the France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago and the Alliance Française de Chicago.