IFCU Secretary General
Director of the International Center for Research and Decision Support
François Mabille is Professor of political science at the Université Catholique de Lille and statutory researcher of the Societies, Religion and Secularism Group of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He started his career at the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1998 where he founded the Research Centre on Peace with Joseph Maïla, thus contributing to the introduction in France of the Peace Research movement. In this perspective, in 2000, he founded, again at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics, the master’s degree in International Solidarity and Actions of which he was the director until 2005. François Mabille was Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics for five years during which were created amongst others: the master in economic intelligence, a master in political science, a master in social economics, a master in environmental sciences and also the first University Diploma for the training of religious dignitaries (more especially imams and future imams). In 2010, François Mabille joined the Université Catholique de Lille where he teaches international relations at the Faculty of Law. In 2011, he created the chair ‘social stakes and prospective’, of which he is the holder, and took part in the activities of the International Institute of prospective on innovative ecosystems created in 2014. He also provided expertise documents for the International Organisation of La Francophonie and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He collaborated for many years with the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation. He was appointed Secretary General of IFCU for a 3-years mandate effective September 2016.