Benjamin Abtan


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On February 28 Benjamin Abtan, President of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement – EGAM and Coordinator of the Elie Wiesel Network of Parliamentarians of Europe, will be at Fabrica for a lecture open to the public.

At Fabrica, Benjamin Abtan will speak about why extremism attracts so many young people, what are the emerging issues related to racism in Europe, taking notably the burning examples of Poland and Austria. Abtan will also present grassroots civil society initiatives which show how to fight against these trends and expand democracy in a practical way.

Benjamin Abtan is the founder and the president of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement – EGAM, the founder and the coordinator of the Elie Wiesel Network of parliamentarians. He has been the political advisor of Bernard Kouchner, minister of Foreign affairs of France and the founder of Doctors Without Borders and of Doctors of the World, and of Christiane Taubira, minister of Justice of France. He has been the advisor for international affairs of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, the main French public financial institution, in order to build notably the Long Term Investors Club. He has also been the advisor of several French luxury houses for their institutional affairs. He has been very involved in civil society, as a member of the Board of SOS Racisme, the co-founder of the « Save Darfur » coalition, the president of the French Union of Jewish students. He teaches Genocide studies at various international universities. He holds engineering, international business and genocide studies degrees, respectively from French top-tier universities Télécom Paris and ESSEC, and from Stockton university (USA).

28 February, at 6:30pm
Conference in English, open to the public

Via Postioma, 54/F
Catena di Villorba (Tv)

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