DIRECTOR – Jean Jacques Pérennès, OP


Member of the Scientific Committee of the Oasis Foundation (Milan)

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Province of France

Born on 20 January 1949 in Tréguier (France),

Ordained priest on 24 June 1989.

Areas of expertise: Interreligious dialogue, political evolution of the Middle East, situation of Eastern Christians, history of the Dominican Order in the Muslim world.


– French (read, written, spoken)

– English (read, written, spoken)

– Italian (read, written, spoken)

– Spanish (read, written, spoken)

– Arabic, Breton (spoken)

Academic degrees

1973: Bachelor of Philosophy (Paris I Sorbonne).
1976: Master of Theology (Catholic Institute of Paris).
1977: Postgraduate doctorate in rural economy (IEDES, Paris I).
1978-1985: Teacher at the National Agronomic Institute of Algiers.
1985-1992: Lecturer at the Catholic University of Lyon, lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies, associate researcher at the Maison de l’Orient méditerranéen.
1990: Doctorate of University in Economy of the Development (University of Grenoble).
1993: Authorization to conduct research (Lyon 2).


Old functions
2015: Appointment as Director of the École biblique et archéologique française, second term in October 2019
2009-2014: Director of IDEO
2002-2009: Secretary General of the IDEO in Cairo (Institut dominicain d’études orientales)
2002-2009: Vicar Provincial of the Dominicans of the Arab World
1992-1998: Assistant for the Apostolic Life of the Master of the Dominican Order and General Promoter for Justice and Peace