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The Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board plays a key role in the definition of the scientific orientations of the Institute. At least once year, the members of Scientific Advisory Board meet with the Collegial Direction Team to hand over recommendations about the applications selection process, about the potential exchanges between future potential fellows and about the scientific policy to implement. The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are also invited to promote the Institute for Advanced Study and to recommend scholars who are likely to be invited.


Head of the Scientific Advisory Board

On the left :

Rachel Riedl

Former President of the Scientific Advisory Board - until December 5, 2023.

Professor, Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and John S. Knight Professor of International Studies at Cornell University.


On the right :

Marc-Henry Soulet

President of the Scientific Advisory Board - since December 6, 2023.

Professor of Sociology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).


Scientific Advisory Board Members

The Board is made up of 9 to 12 members appointed for 3 years by the Board of Directors, on the advice of the Directors and members in office.

  • Antonio de Almeida Mendes, Lecturer at the University of Nantes, founding member of the International Research Center on Slavery, member of the Research Center on International and Atlantic History (France).
  • Maria Clara Bernal Bermudez, art historian, associate professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Los Andes in Colombia
  • Nana Ama Browne Klutse, lecturer and climatologist, senior lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Ghana (Ghana).
  • Ziad Elmarsafy, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Saint Andrews (UK)
  • Kazumichi Hashimoto, Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Svetla Koleva, sociologist, research director, and head of the department "Knowledge Society: Science, Education, Innovations" at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria).
  • Ignacio Siles, Professor of Communication Sciences and Technology at the School of Communication of the Universidad de Costa Rica,
  • Aniruddhan Vasudevan, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow à la Princeton Society of Fellows et maître de conférence au Conseil d’anthropologie et des humanités de la Princeton University (Etats-Unis)
  • Pu Wang, Literary critic and Professor of Chinese literature at Brandeis University (USA)