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Cablegate: Proposed Fy 2006-International Visitor Leadership

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 PARIS 003181

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR ECA/PE/V/R/E (CAROL GRABAUSKAS; STEPHEN TAYLOR);
EURP/PPD (LILLIAN DEVALCOURT)
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL FR
SUBJECT: PROPOSED FY 2006-INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP
PROGRAM - SLATE


1.POST IS PLEASED TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING LIST OF 2006 IV
NOMINEES, AS SELECTED BY THE MISSION IV SELECTION COMMITTEE
CHAIRED BY DCM ON MARCH 22, 2005: 28 PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES, 9
ALTERNATES.
POST HAS IDENTIFIED 9 CANDIDATES THAT FIT THE CRITERIA FOR
OUTREACH TO THE ARAB/MUSLIM DIASPORA IN WESTERN EUROPE (SEE
SECSTATE 027277 AND GRABAUSKAS/EARLE E-MAIL OF 02/25/05):
MRS. NAIMA CHARAI; MR. RACHID BOUMAHDI; MR. AMAR DIB; MR.
BRUNO BEZIAT; MR. ADJI AHOUDIAN; MRS. BLANDINE CHELINI-PONT;
MR. MOHAMED-ALI MOSTFA; MR. LUCAS MENGET; MR. ABDELHAQ
NABAOUI.
MR. MOHAMED-ALI MOSTFA CLASS CLEARANCE IS PENDING. ALL OTHER
NOMINEES HAVE FULL COUNTRY TEAM APPROVAL AND CLASS NAMECHECK
CLEARANCE. PART ONE BIOGRAPHICAL DADA WILL BE SENT SEPTEL IN
EVDB FORMAT VERSION 3.0.7.

2. EURP - U.S. FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES (I) (OCTOBER 10 -
28, 2005)
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES (2)
- JEAN-PAUL ALBERTINI (MR), SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SOCIAL SECURITY
AND HEALTH, ACCOUNTING COURT OF PARIS.
- PIERRE FRANCE (MR), REGION-WIDE REPORTER AND MULTIMEDIA
EXPERT JOURNALIST, "DERNIERES NOUVELLES D'ALSACE" REGIONAL
DAILY.

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3. EURP - A PROJECT FOR YOUNG EUROPEAN LEADERS ON CURRENT
SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC ISSUES (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER
11, 2005)
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES (2)
- PIERRE KANUTY (MR), PUBLIC RELATIONS AND WEB-JOURNALIST,
SOCIALIST PARTY.
- BRUNO ERHARD (MR), CHIEF OF STAFF OF FRANCOIS BAYROU; IN
CHARGE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS FOR UDF POLITICAL PARTY.
ALTERNATES (2)
- MANUEL MARTINEZ (MR), CITY COUNSELOR OF MONTREUIL; DEPUTY
MAYOR OF MONTREUIL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
- GUILLAUME RAGONNAUD (MR), PROJECT MANAGER, ECONOMIC AND
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, FNSEA (FRENCH FARMER ORGANIZATION).

4. EURP - U.S. - EUROPEAN SECURITY ISSUES (APRIL 24 - MAY 12,
2006)
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATE (1)
- DAVID BERTOLOTTI (MR), MISSILES AND SPACE DESK OFFICER,
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
ALTERNATE (1)
- DOMINIQUE NIVAGGIOLI (MR), TASK FORCE DIRECTOR, REGIONAL
SECRET SERVICES FOR THE PACA REGION.

SIPDIS

5. EURP - TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (MAY 8 - 26, 2006)
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATE (1)
- ANTOINE SAINTOYANT (MR), DEPUTY OFFICE HEAD, FOREIGN
AGRICULTURAL POLICY, MINISTRY OF ECONOMY.

6. EURP - BIOTECHNOLOGY AND FOOD SAFETY (JUNE 5 - 23, 2006)
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATE (1)
- HELENE MORAUT-PESTANES (MRS), IN CHARGE OF COMMUNICATIONS,
FRENCH FOOD SAFETY AGENCY - AFSSA.

7. EURP - COMBATING INTERNATIONAL CRIME (SEPTEMBER 25 -
OCTOBER 13, 2006)
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES (2)
- ERIC RUELLE (MR), SECTION CHIEF, INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
NEGOTIATIONS, MINISTRY OF JUSTICE.
- ISABELLE ARNAL (MRS), VICE-PROSECUTOR, OFFICE OF
PROSECUTION, PARIS.

8. SCP - PLURALISM AND DEMOCRACY IN THE U.S.
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES (6)
- NAIMA CHARAI (MRS), MEMBER OF THE AQUITAINE REGIONAL
COUNCIL, DELEGATE FOR URBAN POLICY.
- RACHID BOUMAHDI (MR), LECTURER IN ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF
TOULOUSE; IMAM, PRAYER CENTER.
- AMAR DIB (MR), SENIOR ADVISOR, LOCAL GOVERNMENT CRIME
PREVENTION UNIT; ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE SPECIAL ACTION AND
SUPPORT FUND FOR INTEGRATION AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION.
- BRUNO BEZIAT (MR), JOURNALIST, HEAD OF THE "SOCIETY"
DEPARTMENT, "SUD-OUEST" REGIONAL NEWSPAPER.
- ADJI AHOUDIAN (MR), COMMITTEE REFERENT FOR IMMIGRANTS
ASSOCIATION "BRAVES GARCONS D'AFRIQUE".
- BLANDINE CHELINI PONT (MRS), ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN HISTORY,
UNIVERSITY OF AIX/MARSEILLE; IN CHARGE OF THE CNRS RESEARCH
TEAM ON "DEMOCRACY AND RELIGION".

9. ITT - U.S. POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES, INTERNATIONAL
RELATIONS
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES (2)
- PENDING - MOHAMED-ALI MOSTFA (MR), PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH
STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF LYON; VICE-PRESIDENT OF COMORA-
ASSOCIATION FOR THE INTEGRATION OF MOROCCAN IMMIGRANTS IN
FRENCH SOCIETY.
- GILLES POLLET (MR), DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL
SCIENCE, LYON; PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE (COMPARATIVE
PUBLIC POLICIES).
ALTERNATE (1)
- FREDERIC RAMEL (MR), ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL
SCIENCE; RESEARCHER AT CLESID-LYON CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL
SECURITY AND DEFENSE STUDIES.

10. ITT - POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND TRADE ISSUES IN THE U.S.
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES (4)
- SEBASTIEN HUYGHE (MR), MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY;
MEMBER OF THE NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS REGIONAL COUNCIL.
- JEAN-LOUIS VALENTIN (MR), CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT OF
THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.
- CHRISTOPHE BECHU (MR), PRESIDENT OF THE MAINE-ET-LOIRE
GENERAL COUNCIL.
- PHILIPPE ROUAULT (MR), MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY;
MEMBER OF THE ILLE-ET-VILAINE GENERAL COUNCIL.
ALTERNATE (1)
- OLIVIER NOCQUET (MR), PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANT TO SENATOR
JEAN BIZET (MANCHE).

11. INDIVIDUAL PROGRAM FOR JOURNALIST ON FOREIGN POLICY AND
THE U.S. SOCIETY
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATE (1)
- LUCAS MENGET (MR), FOREIGN REPORTER FOR RADIO FRANCE
INTERNATIONALE
ALTERNATE (1)
- ERWAN GUEHO (MR), HEAD OF NEWS, "NORD-ECLAIR" REGIONAL
DAILY.

12. INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS
PRINCIPAL CANDIDATES (6)
- EMMANUEL VIVET (MR), HEAD OF UNIT, AIR SERVICES AGREEMENTS,
FRENCH CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY.
- ABDELHAQ NABAOUI (MR), PRESIDENT OF THE ALSACE REGIONAL
COUNCIL OF MUSLIM FAITH.
- ALEXANDRE GALDIN (MR), ADVISOR, INTER-MINISTERIAL
COORDINATION FOR SECURITY AND DEFENSE ISSUES.
- DAMIEN CONARE (MR), PUBLISHING MANAGER, "COURRIER DE LA
PLANETE" MAGAZINE.
- ALEXIS BOUROZ (MR), MAGISTRATE IN CHARGE OF PENAL TRAINING,
NATIONAL SCHOOL FOR MAGISTRATES.
- DENIS BRUNEL (MR), SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES
COMMITTEE, FRENCH ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRICITY AND GAS
PRODUCERS.
ALTERNATES (3)
- ERIC BERNIGOLLE (MR), ADVISER FOR EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL
AFFAIRS FOR THE UMP PARTY SENATE GROUP.
- FREDERIC BOURCIER (MR), ADJUNCT MAYOR OF RENNES, IN CHARGE
OF EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
- NICOLAS RECH (MR), WINERY MANAGER; PRESIDENT OF THE MIDI-
PYRENEES YOUNG FARMERS ASSOCIATION "JEUNES AGRICULTEURS".

WOLFF

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