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Online Discussion with Sana de Courcelles: Representing France at the World Health Organization

Sana de Courcelles is the former Director of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in France and an Affiliated Professor in the areas of public innovation and health.

Virtual discussion open to the public, in English.

Sana de Courcelles is a specialist in public management and governance, with a strong expertise on health and global health issues. She has exercised advisory, diplomatic and management functions in the public and private sectors in France and in International Organization in Geneva (GAVI Alliance, WHO, ILO).   Currently Director for Special Initiatives at the Office of the Director-General of ILO, Sana de Courcelles served from 2016 to 2019 as the executive director and affiliated professor at the School of Public Affairs at Sciences Po, Paris. Sana de Courcelles is also a former collaborator in the office of the Minister of Public Service and State Reform, as well as at the French Prime Minister Office on Investments, or in the office of the Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), in charge of Health Systems and Innovation, in Geneva. She was health counsellor at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations Office at Geneva, and special envoy of the French government on the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She started her professional carrier as a consultant - manager in public management at Capgemini consulting.   Sana de Courcelles holds a Master in Public Management and Political Communication from CELSA, as well as a Master in Human Resources, Communication and Marketing. She is also Certified Board Member, graduated from the French Institute of Directors and Sciences po. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Santé Publique France, and of the Foundation Médecins du Monde. She is a founding member of the Think Tank Santé mondiale 2030. 


Caline Mattar, Associate Professor of Medicine (Washington University in St. Louis Medical School), co-director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Lionel Cuillé, Director of the French Connexions Center of Excellence, Romance Languages and Literatures

This Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Washington D.C.

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