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Governance

Status

Paris IAS is an association created under the French Law of Associations of 1901, founded on 1 January 2011. Its current President is Mrs Bettina Laville, former president of the Comité 21.

The purpose of the “Association for the Paris Institute for Advanced Study” is to “host high-level international researchers in residence, providing research conditions that foster creativity and innovation”.

Governance

The Paris Institute for Advanced Study has two governing bodies: the General Assembly and the Board of Directors.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is made up of three colleges: the College of Donors, the College of Scientific Institutions, and the College of Qualified Experts.

College of Donors
  • Olivier BOUIN, Director,  RFIEA (the French network of institutes for advanced study)
  • Ariel WEIL, Mayor of Paris Centre
  • Vincent ROGER, Councillor of the Île-de-France Regional Authority
  • Hélène VELASCO-GRACIET, Administrator of FMSH (Fondation Maison des  Sciences de l’Homme)
College of Scientific Institutions

• École normale supérieure - PSL
• École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
• École Pratique des Hautes Etudes - PSL
• Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme
• Inalco
• Sorbonne Université
• Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle
• Université Paris Cité
• Université Gustave Eiffel
• Université Paris Nanterre
• Université Paris-Saclay

College of Qualified Experts
  • Barbara CASSIN, Académie française
  • Saskia SASSEN, Professor at Columbia University
  • Isabelle STRAUSS-KAHN, World Bank

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a smaller body that brings together the Founding Members, two representatives from the College of Scientific Institutions, and six Qualified Experts. The Board of Directors elects a President, a Vice President, and a Treasurer from among its members.

President: Bettina LAVILLE
Vice-Président: Hubert BOST
Treasurer: Isabelle STRAUSS-KAHN

Founding Members
  • Ariel WEIL, Mayor of Paris Centre
  • Vincent ROGER, Councillor of the Île-de-France Regional Authority
  • Hélène VELASCO-GRACIET, Administrator of FMSH (Fondation Maison des  Sciences de l’Homme)
Representatives of the College of Scientific Institutions
  • Hubert BOST, Director of Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
  • Nathalie DRACH-TEMAM, President of Sorbonne Université
Qualified Experts
  • Barbara CASSIN, Académie française
  • Saskia SASSEN, Professor at Columbia University
  • Isabelle STRAUSS-KAHN, World Bank

Scientific Advisory Board

The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are researchers that are recognised on an international level and are familiar with the research of institutes for advanced study around the world. The Scientific Advisory Board evaluates applications and gives its opinion on the programmes and general directions of Paris IAS.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board

  • Salvatore Maria AGLIOTI, Spienza University of Rome (Cognitive Neuroscience)
  • Vincent DUBOIS , University of Strasbourg (Sociology, Political Science)
  • Ulrike FELT, University of Vienna (Science and Technology Studies)
  • Anne GARRETA, Duke University (Literature, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Theory)
  • Simon GOLDHILL, Cambridge University (Classics; Culture and Literature of Ancient Greece)
  • Tamar HERZOG, Harvard University (History, Legal History)
  • Alena LEDENEVA, University College London (Politics and Society)
  • Martin STOKHOF, University of Amsterdam (Philosophy, Logic)

Director

Saadi LAHLOU, professor of social psychology at the London School of Economics was appointed Director of the Paris IAS on September 3rd, 2018, for 5 years.

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