Jean-Christophe Bas is the CEO and Executive Board Chairman of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, a position he has held since September 2018. Previously he was Head of Strategy and Development at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (2008-2014), Head of Policy Dialogue at the World Bank (1999-2008 ), Director of Democratic Citizenship and Participation at the Council of Europe (2014-2015), and the first Executive Director of the Aspen Institute in France (1994-1999). He is the author of Europe a la carte, which addresses the issue of European identity.