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Mare Nostrum, Mundus Noster | Our Sea, Our World

April 7, 2015
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Flavio Di Giacomo
Public Information Officer and Spokesperson of the International Organization for Migration, Coordination office in Rome

Flavio Di Giacomo works as the Public Information Officer and Spokesperson with the Coordination Office for the Mediterranean of the International Organization for Migration since April 2007. In this capacity, he has worked on many migration-related issues following the migration flows to Italy of the past 8 years, also managing IOM Rome’s relationship with Italian and international media. Before joining IOM, he worked with several Italian NGOs (while servicing with the Italian Council for Refugees, he was the editor of a study on the feasibility of a Resettlement Programme in Italy, published in 2007). He started his career in the private sector,working in the UK and in France. He holds a degree in Political Science and International Affairs.


 
Cristopher Hein
Director of the Italian Council for Refugees

Dr. Christopher Hein, of German nationality, is the founder of the Italian Council for Refugees (CIR) and its director since 1990. CIR is one of the main NGOs in Italy in the field of asylum and assistance to refugee and asylum seekers. He is a lecturer in various universities in Italy and in Spain, mainly in Master courses on human rights, international refugee law, comparative law, international migration and asylum policies. Graduated in law and attorney-at-law, he has served UNHCR for 11 years, until 1989, in Central America, Pakistan, Switzerland and Italy. From 1994 to 2003 he was member of the Executive Committee of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and in 2003 he was the Chairman of the Committee. Dr. Hein’s publications in Germany, Italy, Spain and U.K. are mainly focused on European as well as Italian migration and asylum law and policies.


 
Beat Schuler
Senior Protection Officer (Legal), UNHCR Regional Office Rome

Beat Schuler is the Senior Protection Officer (Legal) for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Born in Zurich, Switzerland on 30.08. 1957. Studied law in Zurich and did some post degree studies in international relations in Nice, France. First worked in a private Swiss law firm for 5 years and joined later UNHCR. Now since 19 years in different legal functions with UNHCR in countries like Congo, Ruanda, Burundi, Bangladesh, Germany, Austria, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and now Italia.


 
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