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WHO IS … Jean-Christophe Bas ?

Since September 2008, Jean-Christophe Bas serves as Senior Advisor Strategic Development and Partnerships at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in New York. He has been spearheading the expansion of the activities of the Alliance of Civilizations in the Asia and Pacific Region; developed innovative programs with major world corporate partners; launched a world campaign on Diversity and Inclusion and developed leadership development programs with major partners ( League of Arab States; British Council ; Organization of Islamic Conference ; Institute of International Education….).

Jean-Christophe is the author of Europe à la Carte (Editions du Cherche-Midi), a book of reflections on European identity published in November 2009 at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, with contributions of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon, the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, the CEO of Euronews and seventy prominent leaders from around the World.

From 1999 to 2008, Jean-Christophe served as Development Policy Dialogue Manager at the World Bank and set up innovative mechanisms of strategic dialogue on Development and Poverty eradication between the World Bank and key decision makers around the World.
Before that he was the first Executive Director of the Aspen Institute in France (1994-1999); he is now serving as vice chairman of the advisory Board of the Institute.

He was a Professor of Political Sciences at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Lyon and a Vice President of the European Fund for the Freedom of Expression.

He was previously the General Manager of JCB Eurostrategy (1992-1994), a Public Affairs Company based in Paris and Brussels.