About the workshop:
The UN Security Council is one of the most important institutions in the international system. In this simulation game, the participants each constituted a country delegation to the Security Council in a simulated security situation. After the registration, each team received the official position of each country, plus a set of secret missions. The main objective was not only to defend publicly the official position, but to develop negotiation capacities to achieve the main goals of the delegation.
About the speaker:
Mr Mohamed BOUABDALLAH, is a French career diplomat. He has been appointed Head of the Political Affairs Department at the United Nations Directorate of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in September 2019.
During his career at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served at the United Nations Directorate (2013-2016), with the Political Director (2015) and at the French Permanent Mission in New York (2011). He also served as a Cultural and cooperation counsellor at the French Embassy in Cairo and Director of the French Institute in Egypt (2016-2019).
Alumni of Paris Dauphine University (2001), Sciences Po Paris (2005) and ENA (Ecole nationale d’administration, 2012), he served in several European institutions such as the Delegation of the European Union in Belgrade (2002-2004) and the European Parliament (2006-2007) before joining the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also served as political advisor to the president of Essonne, a regional authority near Paris (2008-2011).
Parallel to his career, he has taught international relations as an adjunct professor at Sciences Po Paris and ENA. He co-authored an essay on international relations and diplomacy (Continuer l’Histoire, Fayard, 2007) with M. Hubert Védrine, former French Minister of Foreign Affairs and former diplomatic advisor of French President François Mitterrand. In his free time, he has engaged in social work, contemporary art and theatre and practices distance running.