Didier Fassin

Didier Fassin
Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the title of Doctor honoris causa by the University of Liège. Nominated by the university's faculty in Social Sciences, Fassin is cited for “the contribution of his work to the...
Didier Fassin
On January 16, 2020, Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, will give the inaugural lecture of his appointment as Annual Chair of Public Health at the Collège de France for 2019–20. The lecture, titled “The Inequality of...
Didier Fassin
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2019 "Honorary" Prize by the French Red Cross Foundation. Fassin is recognized "for his research work on moral economies and the innovative perspective it offers on the...
Didier Fassin speaks during a seminar at IAS
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, has been elected the Annual Chair of Public Health at the Collège de France for 2019–20. Founded by Francis I in 1530, the Collège de France is a public higher education...
Didier Fassin lectures at the podium
In the London Review of Books , Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, examines the recent European elections from a French perspective, arguing that Emmanuel Macron’s representation of the democratic challenge for Europe as an alternative between...
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"As an anthropologist, he is trained to look for and respect differences, both between cultures and individuals. As a medical doctor, he knows what all human bodies have in common and the mortality that we ultimately face. And as a philosopher, he seems ready to...
On February 13, 2019, Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, participated in a panel discussion at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought on For a Left Populism (Verso, 2018) by Chantal...
Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, will present the public lecture “ Critique of Punitive Reason ” to address central questions related to correctional frameworks and to confront the idea of punishment itself: What is punishment? Why do...
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science and Axel Honneth , Director of the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University of Frankfurt and Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Social Science, will examine various...
Organized by the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, and developed by Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor, the 2018–19 Summer Program in Social Science will commence on June 18, 2018, as part of a global collaborative effort to...
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been recognized with the 2018 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award, which is presented to exceptional scientists in support of their exploration of unconventional academic paths. The first social scientist to receive...
In an interview with Sonya Faure of Libération, Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, discusses his forthcoming book Life: A Critical User’s Manual and the new edition of Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the...