Mohamed Saïb Musette

is an Algerian sociologist at the Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée pour le Développement, leading a multi-disciplinary team on youth, employment and international migration. He has worked as sub-regional UN Officer for the ILO on labour migration and as a consultant for the UN and for the African Union and Arab League, as well as for the government of Algeria and various NGOs.


Algiers harbour, 1899.

From Ottoman rule through the colonial period, Algiers’ function as military and economic power has been interwoven with processes of migration. Saïb Musette surveys this histoire croisée and asks where Algeria’s international metropolis is heading in the future.