Hon. André Gattolin is a French politician and academic. Since October 2011, he is a member of the French Senate, currently serving as vice-chair of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee and also vice-chair of the European Affairs Committee. He is the vice-president of the International Information Group on Tibet and also the Senate-Taiwan exchange and study group of the French Senate. Author and co-author of two reports of the French Senate on China in September 2021. He is actively involved in the promotion of human rights, especially in South-East Asia and Tibet. Since 2016, he has chaired the France-Northern Europe (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) parliamentary friendship group of the French Senate. On behalf of the European Affairs Committee, he authored three reports on the geopolitics of the Arctic. Born in 1960, he studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. Holding a PhD in information and communication sciences, he regularly teaches at the New Sorbonne University of Paris.