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French Territorial Security: Urban Violence, Illegal Immigration, and Muslim Communities

A presentation by REMI BAUDOUI, Professor of Public Policy and Planning, University of Geneva, at the conference on Security Issues and Impacts: Comparative Perspectives on Europe and Eurasia, UCLA, June 1, 2007

Rémi Baudouї is Professor of Public Policy and Planning and Director of the newly established interdisciplinary Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Geneva. Dr. Baudouï was technical advisor at the Institut Français d’Architecture and the Bureau de la Recherche Architecturale before becoming a professor at the University of Grenoble. He was also head of the Bureau de la Recherche Architectural et Urbaine and technical advisor to the director of Architecture et Patrimoine at the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, in which capacity he explored social policies in impoverished urban areas, as well as Scientific Director with the French Ministry of Research. He also directed the French cooperation in Iraq for the reconstruction of academic institutions for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Baudouї is the recipient of many prizes and scholarships from organizations such as the Volkswagen, the Vibert, and the Getty foundations. As director of the Institute of Environmental Studies, he has developed an interdisciplinary research and teaching program focused on emerging environmental, economic and social threats. His publications include Raoul Dautry, le technocrate de la République (1992, with Yves Cohen), Les chantiers de la paix sociale (1995, with Danièle Voldman and Dominique Barjot), and Les reconstructions en Europe (1997). His latest work, Les défis du terrorisme, develops an ontology of terrorism in the post-9/11 world order and makes connections between risk societies, violence, and urban transformation.

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