Henri Weber

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Henri Weber.

Henri Weber (born 23 June 1944) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the north-west of France. He is a member of the Socialist Party (PS), which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education.

Weber was born in Khujand (Leninabad) Tajikistan, Soviet Union, from Jewish parents. His father was a watchmaker. Henri Weber was an activist in the May 1968 uprising and was a leading member of the Trotskyist Revolutionary Communist Youth (JCR) and Revolutionary Communist League (LCR) before joining the PS.

He is also a substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a member of the delegation to the EURussia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, and a substitute for the delegation for relations with Japan.

Career[edit]

  • Doctorate in philosophy
  • Doctorate in politics
  • Assistant lecturer (1968–1976), then senior lecturer (1976–1995) at the University of Paris VIII
  • National secretary of the Socialist Party, with responsibility for national education, then for training, culture and the media (1993–2003)
  • Member of the Socialist Party's policy bureau, with responsibility for universities
  • Deputy mayor of Saint-Denis (1988–1995)
  • Member of Dieppe Municipal Council (1995–2001)
  • Senator (1995–2004)
  • Member of the European Parliament (1997)
  • Treasurer of the Jean-Jaurès Foundation (1988–1997)
  • Essayist

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