British Council USA
Project Manager, Our Shared Europe
Emmanuel Kattan has fifteen years of experience in strategic communications and intercultural relations project management. He currently heads ‘Our Shared Future’, a Carnegie-funded British Council initiative aimed at improving the public conversation on Muslim-West relations in the US and Europe by providing hard facts and evidence-based arguments developed by a broad range of scholars and opinion leaders. Prior to joining the British Council, Emmanuel was Head of Communications at the UN Alliance of Civilizations and led the team which developed the Rapid Response Media Mechanism, an online tool connecting journalists with a wide network of experts on intercultural issues. Emmanuel was previously in charge of communications and speechwriting in the office of the Commonwealth Secretary-General in London, UK. He ran media campaigns promoting cultural diversity in the UK and abroad. He has also worked at the Quebec Delegation in London, where he managed academic relations and student exchange programs.
Emmanuel is a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford where he studied politics and philosophy as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of two books: an essay on the politics of memory and a novel.
Neus Seuls. New York: Thomas Allen/Boreal, 2008.