Ambassador Karim Amellal has worked in many fields, often at the same time: professor at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), entrepreneur, writer, director of a non-profit, and activist. He is dedicated to the improvement of equal opportunities and to residents of lower-income neighborhoods and has always promoted dialogue between France and North Africa, particularly with the country of his birth, Algeria.
An author of many books, novels, and essays, he has published several well-received works including Discriminez-moi ! Enquête sur nos inégalités (2005) and Bleu Blanc Noir (2016). His most recent work is entitled Dernières heures avant l'aurore (2019): published before the Hirak movement launched, the novel describes the dawning of a hopeful new social and political atmosphere in Algeria.
A long-time collaborator with President Emmanuel Macron, he directed the Prime Minster’s Mission contre le racisme et l’antisémitisme sur internet (Mission against racism and antisemitism online) and was named Ambassador and interminsterial delegate to the Mediterranean by President Macron in July 2020. In his new position, Ambassador Amellal seeks to unite the two shores of the Mediterranean region and to foster policies that push youth toward a shared future.