Laurent Jeanpierre is Professor of political science at the Université Paris 8 and former Head of the “Théories du politique” research unit affiliated to the Centre de recherches sociologiques et politiques de Paris (CNRS/Paris Ouest/Paris 8). His research interests include intellectual life, political ideas, geopolitics applied to knowledge, arts and ideas. He is also a specialist of issues of exile, political migration, revolutionary and political crisis situations. As a Chief Science Officer, he has been in charge of the World Social Science Report (Unesco) in 2010. He has edited with historian Christophe Charle La Vie intellectuelle en France (Seuil, 2016).