Christiane Deussen

Interview with the Director of the Maison Heinrich Heine

Tell us about your background and your arrival at the Cité internationale.

The French-German orientation is the common thread of my professional background.

What do you think makes the Cité internationale a unique campus in the world?

For me, what makes the Cité internationale unique is the principle of mixing.

How does living in your house allow residents to have a different outlook on the world and how is it a spring board for their futures?

The house’s practice of living together and the offering of cultural events

If you had to sum up the Cité internationale in one word, what would it be and why?

A place for living together

Hans-Dieter Lucas, German Ambassador to France and President of the Foundation

Hans-Dieter Lucas took up the role of Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Paris in September 2020. He is the President of the board of directors at the Maison Heinrich Heine and published his doctoral thesis on the European policy of General de Gaulle (L’Europe de l’Atlantique à l’Oural ?, Bouvier 1992). In 2016 Hans-Dieter Lucas was appointed as Knight of the Legion of Honour of the French Republic.