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AJC Shabbat Around The World
February 8 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Alexis Andres, the Consul General of France in Houston, and Federico Ciattaglia, the Consul General of Italy in Houston, will present from the bimah during services on how their countries are combating anti-Semitism in Europe, strengthening ties with Israel and how their Houston-based citizens are connecting with the Jewish community.
Consul General of France, Alexis Andres
Alexis Andres took up his post as Consul General of France in Houston on September 1st, 2017. He holds a M.A. in History. He graduated from the Institut d’Etudes politiques in Strasbourg, France and also studied in St Louis at the University of Missouri. He joined the Ministère des Affaires étrangères after receiving his degree from the Ecole nationale d’Administration in 2001. Andres held positions at the Ambassade de France in Hanoi, in Berlin and most recently in Algiers, where he served as counselor for cultural affairs. He also spent time in Lorraine, as sous-prefet for the district of Luneville. Born in 1972 in Epinal in the Vosges area, Alexis ANDRES is married to Emmanuelle and they have 6 children.
Consul General of Italy, Federico Ciattaglia
From October 15th, 2018 Federico Ciattaglia was appointed Consul General of Italy in Houston. Counselor Federico Ciattaglia was born in 1974. He graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1999 with a degree in Political Sciences. Ciattaglia joined the Italian Foreign Service in 2002. His first assignment was at the European Integration Department. From January 2006 to July 2010 he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Italy in Doha (Qatar). On July 2010 was assigned at the Consulate General of Italy in Barcelona (Spain) as Consul. From April 2013 to January 2015 served as Consul General of Italy in Benghazi (Libya). On February 2015 he returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as Deputy Chief of the Central Visa Department. From July 2015 he served at the European Union Department first as Acting chief and (on May 2016) as Chief of the Department responsible for Justice and Home Affairs as well as the migratory flows towards the Union.