Barbara Bender Administrative Officer

After spending some years abroad, studying and working, Barbara arrived at Sciences Po in 2002. She spent 3 years at the International Affairs Division (DAIE), before joining the “Groupe d’Economie Mondiale” at Sciences Po, where she worked for the next eight years. In spring 2013, she joined the médialab team.

Nicolas Benvegnu Scientific coordinator

Nicolas Benvegnu (Ph.D) is a sociologist, educated at École des Mines and Sciences Po. He directed the FORCCAST programme at Sciences Po until 2019 (of which he remains the scientific coordinator) and is now director of the METIS programme at Sciences Po College. His research is mostly concerned with energy policies and the steering of the ecological transition. He works in particular on the planification of public policies and public participation towards the elaboration of energy policies. This concerns him since his Ph.D dissertation on the planning tools for policies, which he engages with by focusing on each parties mobilization and the participation of diverse groups of citizens. More recently he has been interested in the issue of energy transition from the perspective of public and private recomposed economic interventions, through a comparative study on the creation of industrial subsidiaries in the field of renewable marine energy in several European countries. He teaches the course “Description des controverses” since 2004, first at the École des Mines, then at Sciences Po. He is currently in charge of the masters course Mapping Controversies of the École de la Communication at Sciences Po (with Brice Laurent) He is also involved at the École d’Affaires Publiques of Sciences Po, where he teaches a masters course on “Major energy controversies”. Additionally, he develops training programmes under the form of negotiation simulations at Sciences Po, École des Mines of Paris and for continuous executive education.

Vincent Casanova Tutor for secondary education teachers (temporary support)

Vincent Casanova teaches history, geography and art history at Léon Blum high school in Créteil, France. Concurrently, for seven years starting in 2010, he worked at the Microlycée 93 (a public institution devoted to making it possible for high school drop-outs from the Seine-Saint-Denis school district to come back to school and graduate) ; he was the co-leader of this Microlycée from 2014 to 2017. In this capacity he contributed to developing a “mapping of controversies” secondary education curriculum. From 2017, he has been co-teaching a graduate course at the School of Management and Innovation (Sciences Po Paris). From 2017 to 2019, he was in charge of developing the FORCCAST programme in secondary education, which he now develops in the AEFE. Occasionnally, Vincent provides support to the FORCCAST team in tutoring secondary education teachers.

Robin De Mourat Research designer (temporary support)

Robin De Mourat is digital methods research designer at médialab SciencesPo, and also design teacher and Ph.D. candidate at Université Rennes 2. He has been collaborating with the Forccast programme on the development of students online publishing tools Quinoa and Fonio, of which he is the main designer and developer. Passionated by scholarly practices and research & educational environements' tooling, he works inbetween design, software development and the humanities and social sciences.

Justine Gaucherand Public relations and technical documentation manager

Justine graduated with a BA in translation (EN-FR / FR-EN) from Université Bordeaux Montaigne and a Master’s degree in Anglophone cultures from University of Chester, England. She then received a Master's degree in Multimedia and Multilingual Documentation Design from Université Paris Diderot. As part of the training, Justine joined the Forccast team in September 2016, where she worked as a junior technical communicator for a year. In September 2018, she joined the Forccast programme again, as the Public relations and technical documentation manager.

Bruno Latour Program founder

Bruno Latour joined Sciences Po in 2006 as a University Professor. He became deputy and scientific director of the institution the following year. From 1982 to 2006, he taught at the Sociology of Innovation Centre (École des Mines) and was a visiting professor at the LSE and at the Department of History in Harvard. He long taught in engineering schools: the CNAM, then the École des Mines where he supervised the "Scientific controversies mapping" course (now taught by Dominique Linhardt), and the PhD programme "socio-economics of innovation" (now supervised by Antoine Hennion).

Arnaud Pichon Research engineer

Arnaud Pichon is a research engineer at the Medialab and works for the Forccast program on the development of online student publishing tools.

Pamela Schwartz Research assistant

Pamela Schwartz graduated from ENS Lyon and Sciences Po Paris and is passioned about environmental and land planning policies. She Joined the FORCCAST team as a Research project manager. Her areas of investigation focus on the controversy surrounding the Romainville forest management. She also works on creating content for the mobile application Science Trotters. The app project aims at making some of Sciences Po teachings accessible to a broad audience.

Clémence Seurat curator and editor

Clémence's main fields of investigation are scopes of reflection and action in political ecology. She develops programs that report on how research is conducted today, promote knowledge-sharing and present emerging art forms. With a view to knowledge transmission, her projects come with teaching material or documentation. She cofounded 369, a cross-disciplinary publishing company that connects knowledge, arts, technology, design and research. She took part in the experimental program Speap (led by Bruno Latour), and is a member of the COYOTE Collective where she works on environmental issues in their political and sensitive dimensions. After eight years working in the Gaîté Lyrique's artistic team, she is now part of the Forccast program, where she develops programs and edits contents.

Thomas Tari Executive director

Thomas Tari is a sociologist of knowledge. He graduated from EHESS and holds a PhD from the University of Paris-Est. He joined Sciences Po in 2015, to participate in the FORCCAST programme, of which he has been appointed director in 2019. In this framework, Thomas produces contents and develops new pedagogical formats concerning the elaboration of knowledge in society. After studying the emergence of a research field in bioenergy (PhD thesis, 2015), he is now exploring the diversity of methods used to count the dead in humanitarian crises, at the médialab. He is teaching a seminar on this topic at the Paris School of International Affairs. He coordinates the "Digital Controversies" unit of the Executive Master in Digital Humanities (executive education). He also co-designed and teaches the great course 'Science and society' for Sciences Po College, and coordinates the pedagogical experimentation 'Digital Culture'.