Sciences-Po: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, about to take the head of the FNSP

The candidacy of Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, professor of art history, was selected for the presidency of the National Foundation of Political Sciences (FNSP), announced its interim president Louis Schweitzer, appointed to replace Olivier Duhamel referred by an investigation for rape of a minor.

The selection committee, made up of five teachers and five founding members of the FNSP, proceeded on Friday April 9 to the hearing of the two candidates who were still in the running, Bertrand Badie and Laurence Bertrand Dorléac. “After having deliberated, it unanimously decided to propose to the Board of Directors, at a new informal meeting on April 15, the candidacy for the Presidency of the FNSP of Ms. Laurence Bertrand Dorléac”, said Mr. Schweitzer in a press release.

“If this application is validated by two-thirds of the participants, the candidate will be appointed founder and five new founding members will also be appointed”, he explains. “A formal meeting of the board of directors will then be convened with the new founding members on April 28, in order to appoint the President of the FNSP and the other members of the board”.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac teaches art history at Sciences-Po. She was notably curator, in 2018, of the Artists & Robots exhibition at the Grand Palais, in Paris. On April 7, the selection committee had already met and dismissed “By unanimous vote” the two candidacies of Pascal Perrineau and Romain Rancière.

The revelations of Camille Kouchner

This renewal at the head of the FNSP comes after the affair that erupted in early January with the revelations of Camille Kouchner. In his book “La Familia grande”, she denounced the incestuous assaults that her stepfather, Olivier Duhamel, would have imposed on her twin brother when he was a teenager, at the end of the 1980s.

After these revelations, Olivier Duhamel announced his resignation from the head of the FNSP which oversees Sciences-Po. Former Renault boss Louis Schweitzer was provisionally elected in his place in January.

This affair also cost Frédéric Mion his post, who resigned in February from his post as director of Sciences-Po Paris. The latter had been informed in 2018 of the charges against Mr. Duhamel.


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