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Marie Laure Salles

Since September 1st 2020, Marie Laure Salles is Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Before joining the Institute, Marie Laure Salles was Dean of the School of Management and Innovation at Sciences Po Paris, a school she launched in 2016. Before that, she was Professor at ESSEC Business School, where she was also, in turn, Dean of the Faculty and Associate Dean for the PhD program.

With a PhD in Sociology from Harvard University and a Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches from Dauphine University in Paris, Marie Laure Salles was, until her arrival in Geneva, Professor at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CSO), Sciences Po Paris. Her research interests range from the role of social networks in the transnational diffusion of rules, practices and ideas, to the historical transformation of capitalism and national institutions, with a particular interest for the evolving nature of the social responsibility of firms and for the changing conditions of transnational dynamics of economic governance in the context of globalization. At ESSEC, she created a Research Center on Capitalism, Globalization and Governance, where she coordinated the work of a team of researchers.

Marie Laure Salles has been Visiting Professor in prestigious academic institutions in the United States and Europe. She holds a PhD Honoris Causa from Stockholm University and was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French Government in 2017.