ARENA Fellow Profile – François Houtart


Name: François Houtart
Position: Professor
Organisation: National High Education Institution


Brief profile:

  • Born in Brussels in 1925
  • Having been ordained priest in 1949
  • Holding a PhD in sociology from the Université Catholique de Louvain, and Honoris Causa Doctorate from the universities of Notre Dame (USA) and La Habana
  • Emeritus profesor at the Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Full profesor at the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales del Ecuador (Quito)
  • Having authored over 50 books
  • One of the founders of the World Social Forum and a member of its International Council