Joseph Maila (France), Head, Religions Team, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Head, Religions Team, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Joseph Maila is specialist in Islamic studies and international mediation.
He is former president of the Catholic Institute of Paris, former director of the French Center of Research for Peace and founder of the French Mediation and Negotiation Training Institute.

He was a member of the Commission responsible for the White Paper on France’s Foreign and European Policy and was a consultant for UNESCO in charge of establishing its International Centre for Human Sciences at Byblos. He is a visiting professor at the University of Montreal, at the University of Lyon and at the University of Tarragona. Dr. Maila holds Ph.D. in philosophy and in social sciences.