50 Notable alumni of
University of Paris 8

The University of Paris 8 is 620th in the world, 211th in Europe, and 16th in France by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 50 notable alumni from the University of Paris 8 sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Slavoj Žižek

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    Slavoj Žižek
    Born in
    Slovenia Flag Slovenia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    Graduated with Doctor of Arts in psychoanalysis
    Occupations
    philosopherpsychologistcultural studies scholarsociologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian continental philosopher, a researcher at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Arts and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities of the University of London. He is also Global Eminent Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, and a Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University. He works in subjects including continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, political theory, cultural studies, art criticism, film criticism, Marxism, Hegelianism and theology.

  2. Julia Kristeva

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    Julia Kristeva
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    In 1973 graduated with Doctorate in France
    Occupations
    writerpsychoanalystfeministuniversity teachersociologist
    Biography

    Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, semiotician, psychoanalyst, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She is now a professor emeritus at the University Paris Diderot. The author of more than 30 books, including Powers of Horror, Tales of Love, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia, Proust and the Sense of Time, and the trilogy Female Genius, she has been awarded Commander of the Legion of Honor, Commander of the Order of Merit, the Holberg International Memorial Prize, the Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Vision 97 Foundation Prize, awarded by the Havel Foundation.

  3. Clémentine Autain

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    Clémentine Autain
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Clémentine Autain is a French politician and feminist. Autain is co-editor of the monthly publication Regards with Roger Martelli, and is co-secretary of the Fondation Copernic.

  4. Cédric Klapisch

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    Cédric Klapisch
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directorscreenwriterfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Cédric Klapisch is a French film director, screenwriter and producer.

  5. Christophe Willem

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    Christophe Willem
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    singercomposerpoetrecording artist
    Biography

    Christophe Frédéric Durier, better known by his stage name Christophe Willem (French: [kʁistɔf wilɛm]), is a French singer and the winner of the fourth edition of Nouvelle Star (French version of Pop Idol) in 2006.

  6. Mohed Altrad

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    Mohed Altrad
    Born in
    Syria Flag Syria
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    businesspersonwriterrugby union executive
    Biography

    Mohed Altrad is a French-Syrian billionaire businessman, rugby chairman and writer, born c. March 1948. He was born to a very young mother and his Bedouin father gave him away to his grandparents at age four following his mother's death. In 2015, Altrad was named Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year.

  7. Zoé Félix

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    Zoé Félix
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Zoé Félix is a French actress.

  8. Claudia Tagbo

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    Claudia Tagbo
    Born in
    Ivory Coast Flag Ivory Coast
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actorcomedianfilm actor
    Biography

    Claudia Tagbo is a French-Ivorian actress, comedian and TV personality.

  9. Élisabeth Roudinesco

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    Élisabeth Roudinesco
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    In 1975 graduated with Doctorate in France
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Élisabeth Roudinesco is a French historian and psychoanalyst, affiliated researcher in history at Paris Diderot University, in the group « Identités-Cultures-Territoires ». She also conducts a seminar on the history of psychoanalysis at the École Normale Supérieure. Biographer of Jacques Lacan and Sigmund Freud, she mainly worked on the situation of psychoanalysis worldwide but also published on the history of French Revolution, perverts and perversion, philosophy and Judaism. She has been awarded The Prix Décembre 2014 and The Prix des Prix 2014 for her biography of Freud, Freud, In his Time and Ours published by Harvard University Press. Her work has been translated into thirty languages.

  10. Alfredo Bryce Echenique

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    Alfredo Bryce Echenique
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    writernovelistpoet lawyerlawyer
    Biography

    Alfredo Bryce Echenique is a Peruvian writer born in Lima. He has written numerous books and short stories.

  11. Guillaume Kigbafori Soro

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    Guillaume Kigbafori Soro
    Born in
    Ivory Coast Flag Ivory Coast
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Guillaume Kigbafori Soro Ansselmo Bruit Chris Yapi is an Ivorian politician who was the Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire from April 2007 to March 2012. Prior to his service as Prime Minister, Soro led the Patriotic Movement of Côte d'Ivoire, and later the New Forces as its Secretary-General. In March 2012, Soro became President of the National Assembly of Côte d'Ivoire. He stepped down from that position in February 2019, announcing in June 2019 that he is running to succeed President Alassane Ouattara.

  12. Santiago Auserón

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    Santiago Auserón
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    translatorsingerguitaristrecord producer
    Biography

    Santiago Auserón, also known as Juan Perro is a Spanish singer and lyricist. He was songwriter and vocalist of Spanish rock's Radio Futura. Auserón has been recognized with the Aragón Music Prize for Career Trajectory in 2017, Cubadisco Prize for the Best International Album in 2017 and Aragón Music Prize for the Best Soloist 2019.

  13. Chokri Belaïd

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    Chokri Belaïd
    Born in
    Tunisia Flag Tunisia
    Years
    1964-2013 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Chokri Belaïd, also transliterated as Shokri Belaïd, was a Tunisian lawyer and politician who was an opposition leader with the left-secular Democratic Patriots' Movement. Belaïd was a vocal critic of the Ben Ali regime prior to the 2011 Tunisian revolution and of the then Islamist-led Tunisian government. On 6 February 2013, he was fatally shot outside his house in El Menzah, close to the Tunisian capital, Tunis. As a result of his assassination, Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced his plan to dissolve the existing national government and to form a temporary "national unity" government.

  14. Esther Benbassa

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    Esther Benbassa
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    historianpoliticianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Esther Benbassa is a French-Turkish-Israeli historian and politician. She is the author of many books of Jewish studies. She serves as a member of the French Senate, where she represents Paris.

  15. Franck Lepage

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    Franck Lepage
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Franck Lepage is one of the founder of Workers' co-operative of Popular education 'Le Pavé'. An activist of Popular education, he was until 2000, Managing director of programmes in Community Centers and research specialist with 'Institut national de la jeunesse et de l'éducation populaire'.

  16. Dounia Bouzar

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    Dounia Bouzar
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    anthropologistsociologistwriter
    Biography

    Dounia Bouzar, also Dominique Bouzar, is a French anthropologist, writer and educator who has worked towards better acceptance of Muslims, especially Muslim women, in France. She has held high-level posts where she has contributed to promoting the understanding of Muslims but has not always seen eye to eye with the authorities.

  17. Alain Deneault

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    Alain Deneault
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    In 2004 graduated with Doctorate in France
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Alain Deneault is a French Canadian author from Quebec. He is known for his book Noir Canada: Pillage, corruption et criminalité en Afrique and the legal proceedings that followed its publishing.

  18. Faïza Guène

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    Faïza Guène
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterfilm directoractor
    Biography

    Faïza Guène is a French writer and director, best known for her two novels, Kiffe kiffe demain and Du rêve pour les oufs. She has also directed several short films, including Rien que des mots (2004).

  19. Frédéric Encel

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    Frédéric Encel
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    geopolitician
    Biography

    Frédéric Encel is a French writer and scholar of geopolitics. He received his DEA in geopolitics from the Centre de recherches et d’analyses géopolitiques at the University of Paris VIII in 1992. He remained there studying under Yves Lacoste and earned his doctorate in geopolitics in 1997. He teaches international relations at the ESG Management School. He frequently points out the Iranian danger in French press.

  20. Nadav Lapid

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    Nadav Lapid
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterwriterliterary criticjournalist
    Biography

    Nadav Lapid is an Israeli screenwriter and film director.

  21. Merwan Rim

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    Merwan Rim
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritercomposeractor
    Biography

    Merwan Rim is a French actor and singer-songwriter.

  22. Régis Loisel

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    Régis Loisel
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Régis Loisel is a French cartoonist, best known for the series La Quête de l'oiseau du temps, written by Serge Le Tendre.

  23. Jean-Christophe Attias

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    Jean-Christophe Attias
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    director of studies
    Biography

    Jean-Christophe Attias is a French historian and scholar. He was born to an Algerian Jewish father and a Catholic mother from the Charente.

  24. Pascale Boistard

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    Pascale Boistard
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pascale Boistard is a French politician and former State Secretary for Women's Rights. A member of the Socialist Party, she represented the Somme's 1st constituency.

  25. Hubert Sauper

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    Hubert Sauper
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Hubert Sauper is an Austrian documentary filmmaker, director, writer, producer, and actor best known for the highly controversial Darwin's Nightmare (2004) which was nominated for an Academy Award.

  26. Ahmed Benchemsi

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    Ahmed Benchemsi
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Ahmed Reda Benchemsi is a Moroccan journalist. He is the founder and was the publisher and editor of Tel Quel and Nichane magazines.

  27. Aristides Gomes

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    Aristides Gomes
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Aristides Gomes is a Bissau-Guinean politician who was the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau from 8 November 2019 until 28 February 2020. He previously served as Prime Minister from April 2018 to October 2019, and again from 2 November 2005 to 13 April 2007. He has subsequently served as President of the Republican Party for Independence and Development (PRID).

  28. Jean-Jacques Lebel

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    Jean-Jacques Lebel
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    painterpoettranslator
    Biography

    Jean-Jacques Lebel is a French artist. His father was also a poet, translator, poetry publisher, political activist, art collector, and art historian. Besides his heterogeneous artworks and poetry, Lebel is also known for his very early work with Happenings, as an art theory writer with close ties to the American scene, and as an art curator. He is the son of Robert Lebel art critic and close friend of Marcel Duchamp.

  29. André Juillard

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    André Juillard
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    caricaturistcomics writerillustrator
    Biography

    André Juillard is a French comic book creator.

  30. Wu Chih-chung

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    Wu Chih-chung
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    political scientistresearch fellowdiplomat
    Biography

    Wu Chih-chung is a Taiwanese politician. He has been the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Executive Yuan since 20 May 2016, and has later become the Diplomatic Representative from Taiwan in France since 16 July 2018.

  31. Dani Kouyaté

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    Dani Kouyaté
    Born in
    Burkina Faso Flag Burkina Faso
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Dani Kouyaté is a film director and griot from Burkina Faso, which the BBC describes as "Africa's most important film-making country".

  32. Ornela Vorpsi

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    Ornela Vorpsi
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    photographerwriterpainter
    Biography

    Ornela Vorpsi, is an Albanian writer and photographer. Vorpsi studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, and has been living and working in Paris since 1997. In 2012 she was named one of the 35 best writers of Europe in Best European Fiction by Aleksander Hemon and Zadie Smith.

  33. Daniel Goossens

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    Daniel Goossens
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    comics artistartificial intelligence researcherassociate professor
    Biography

    Daniel Goossens, born May 16, 1954 in Salon-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône is a French comics artist.

  34. Jean-François Mbaye

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    Jean-François Mbaye
    Born in
    Senegal Flag Senegal
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jean François Mbaye is a French politician representing La République En Marche!. He was elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the department of Val-de-Marne.

  35. Cheikh Tidiane Gadio

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    Cheikh Tidiane Gadio
    Born in
    Senegal Flag Senegal
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatjournalist
    Biography

    Cheikh Tidiane Gadio is a Pan African political figure and diplomat who has held prominent positions on the African continent over the last two decades. He served as a special envoy on matters of conflict prevention and resolution in Africa, including Special Envoy of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to Mali (September 2020 – present), Special Envoy for the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the Central African Republique (February 2014 – March 2017), and Special Representative for Africa for the Secretary General of OIC (January 2016 – March 2017).

  36. Serge Le Tendre

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    Serge Le Tendre
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    comics writer
    Biography

    Serge Le Tendre is a French comics writer known from his collaborations with Régis Loisel, Pierre Makyo, Christian Rossi and TaDuc. He wrote a number of series together with Rodolphe.

  37. Michal Govrin

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    Michal Govrin
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Michal Govrin is an Israeli author, poet and theater director.

  38. Nicolas Tournadre

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    Nicolas Tournadre
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    In 2002 graduated with habilitation
    Occupations
    linguisttibetologistethnologisttranslatoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Nicolas Tournadre is a professor at the University of Provence specializing in morphosyntax and typology. He is a member of the LACITO lab of the CNRS.

  39. Abla Farhoud

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    Abla Farhoud
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    playwrightwriter
    Biography

    Abla Farhoud is a Lebanese-born Canadian writer living in Quebec.

  40. Guy Berthiaume

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    Guy Berthiaume
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    Studied in 1976
    Occupations
    archivisthistorianmentoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Guy Berthiaume is Librarian and Archivist of Canada Emeritus. A Canadian historian specialized in the study of Classical Antiquity, he served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec from June 22, 2009 to June 21, 2014, and, from June 23, 2014 to August 29, 2019, he served as Librarian and Archivist of Canada.

  41. Tariq Teguia

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    Tariq Teguia
    Born in
    Algeria Flag Algeria
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Tariq Teguia is an Algerian film director, screenwriter and producer.

  42. Cristian Dumitrescu

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    Cristian Dumitrescu
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistlawyer
    Biography

    Cristian-Sorin Dumitrescu is a Romanian politician.

  43. Frédéric Regard

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    Frédéric Regard
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    In 1989 graduated with Doctorate in France
    Occupations
    non-fiction writerprofesseur des universités
    Biography

    Frédéric Regard is a professor of English Literature at Paris-Sorbonne University, where he teaches 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century literature and literary theory. He is a specialist in gender studies in France.

  44. Alain Bui

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    Alain Bui
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    rector
    Biography

    Alain Bui is a French academic who's specialized in information technology, and the current president of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University.

  45. Gaëtan Mootoo

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    Gaëtan Mootoo
    Born in
    Mauritius Flag Mauritius
    Years
    1952-2018 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    human rights activist
    Biography

    Gaëtan Mootoo was a Mauritian human rights activist, researcher responsible for West Africa in the Amnesty International organization.

  46. Joëlle Morosoli

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    Joëlle Morosoli
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Joëlle Morosoli is a French-Canadian sculptor of French and Swiss descent. Her work takes the form either of installations or of architecturally integrated art in public buildings. Most of her works have moving parts, driven by mechanical systems.

  47. Marina Cavazzana-Calvo

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    Marina Cavazzana-Calvo
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    physicianresearcher
    Biography

    Marina Cavazzana is a professor of Paediatric Immunology at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital and the Imagine Institute, as well as an academic at Paris Descartes University. She was awarded the Irène Joliot-Curie Prize in 2012 and elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2019.

  48. Rama Thiaw

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    Rama Thiaw
    Born in
    Mauritania Flag Mauritania
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in the University of Paris 8
    Graduated with licence
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Rama Thiaw is an African filmmaker and screenwriter. She is known for her 2009 documentary Boul Fallé, la Voie de la lutte and her most recent documentary The Revolution Won’t be Televised (2016).

  49. Stéphane de Gérando

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    Stéphane de Gérando
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusicologist
    Biography

    Stéphane de Gérando, is a French composer, conductor, multimedia artist, and researcher.

  50. Nathalie Amoratti-Blanc

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    Nathalie Amoratti-Blanc
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nathalie Amoratti-Blanc is a Monegasque politician. She is a national councilor and the president of the Commission on Women's and Family Rights in the National Council of Monaco.