Strategic Steering Committee

The Board of Directors appoints a Strategic Steering Committee (SSC) comprised of 12 distinguished scholars, French and international, chosen for their world-renowned expertise in the areas of science, the humanities, the arts, design, research transformation and knowledge dissemination. The SSC assesses PSL’s initiatives as a whole and steers PSL policy. It meets once annually.


Naama Barkai − Biologie, Weizmann Institute
Jo Beall – Géographie et Economie, Director Education and Society, British Council
Gérard Ben Arous − Mathématiques, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences New York University
Paula Crabtree − Anthropologie et arts, Vice Chancellor, Stockholm University of the Arts Andrew Dudley − Cinéma et de littérature comparée, R. Selden Rose Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University
Hubert Girault − Chimie, Professeur, Laboratoire d'électrochimie physique et analytique, EPFL
Dame Julia Higgins − Physique, Professor, Senior Research Investigator, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
Pierre Magistretti − Sciences cognitives, Professeur, Laboratoire de neuroénergétique et dynamique cellulaire, EPFL
Francesco Profumo − Ingénierie, Presidente, ESCP Europe (Campus di Torino) & Compagnia di San Paolo
Andrew Petitgrew – Stratégie et organisation, Emeritus Professor, Saïd Business School
Michael Worton − Littérature française, Professor, University College London