The migration wave in Europe: Resulting challenges for public health and social service systems

September 26, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Falk College, White Hall, Room 335
150 Crouse Dr
Syracuse, NY 13244
Katie Gratien, Falk College Research Center

Please join us at Falk College for a Research Center sponsored Research Colloquium and Conversation on Tuesday, September 26 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in White Hall, Room 335 for a lecture titled, “The migration wave in Europe: Resulting challenges for public health and social service systems.”


Elena Hedoux

Elena Hedoux

Elena Hedoux has been working in the Council of Europe for 12 years, and spending the last 4 years with the Pompidou Group where she is the program manager for the executive trainings on drug policy and works for the Secretariat of Permanent Correspondents and the Ministerial Conference. She also holds responsibility for cooperation with countries from Latin America and Eastern Europe. Her focus of professional interest lies with addiction treatment of young people, and innovation in institutional management. In addition, she is exploring specific needs of migration populations with respect to drug policy. Elena has studied in Russia, the United States, Spain and France. She holds degrees in psychology and pedagogy. Her working languages are English, French, Spanish and Russian.
Thomas Kattau

Thomas Kattau

Thomas Kattau is the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Pompidou Group, the Council of Europe’s drug policy cooperation body. Before this role, he held various positions at the Council of Europe, including responsibility for childhood policies and assistance programs for Eastern Europe. Later he was engaged in conflict resolution and post-conflict stabilization in the Balkans and North Caucasus. He is the coordinator for Syracuse University internships at the Council of Europe, and has been teaching European policies and international conflict resolution at the Syracuse Center in Strasbourg. Prior to taking up duties with the Council of Europe, he worked in criminological research, taught comparative law and was a practicing attorney. He has studied law and social sciences in Germany and Australia, and was an exchange student in the United States.


Catered lunch served will be served. Please RSVP and request accommodations by September 20, 2017

RSVP to:
Katie Gratien
Falk College Research Center, 414 MacNaughton Hall