The International Scientific Advisory Board of the IPST was established in March 2021 with the aim of strengthening the Institute’s cooperation with the leading names in global theoretical thought in the fields of philosophy and social theory. Since the Institute has often faced political pressures during its history (turbulent for a scientific institution), influential world thinkers have repeatedly supported the efforts in protecting institutional autonomy and freedom of the IPST through petitions, appeals and open letters. The international scientific board has an advisory function and through its activities secures global relevance and visibility of the Institute, and additionally positions the IPST as an internationally recognized and influential institution in the field of social theory and engaged thought. The work of the International Advisory Scientific Committee is coordinated by Petar Bojanić in the capacity of a delegated representative of the Scientific Board of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory.
Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris X – Nanterre and Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, as well as at The Center for the Study of Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University in London. He is the author of over forty books, engaged in the field of social and political philosophy.
Lecturer in Political Science at The City College of New York, and The Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies of The Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership. He is the author of more than 20 books.
Professor of Globalized Cultures at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and Commissioner for International Cooperations at The Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM), Humboldt University of Berlin. She has published numerous articles on racism and migration research, the history of European migration, and postcolonial studies.
Former Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade, and Director of the Center for Advanced Studies of the University of Rijeka. He is the author of several books of political and social philosophy.
Judith Butler (co-chair)
Professor at The University of Berkeley and Head of Department Hannah Arendt, European Graduate School. She has won a number of prestigious awards (Andrew Mellon for academic excellence, Adorno Prize, Guggenheim Award…) for her contribution to the development of engaged thought. She is the author of over fifty works translated into the same number of world languages.
Emeritus research director at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, member of the French Academy, philologist and philosopher, specialist in Greek philosophy. In 2018, she was awarded the gold medal of the CNRS.
Noam Chomsky (honorary chair)
Emeritus Professor of linguistics at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has received honorary degrees from more than 20 universities around the world, among them University of London, Cambridge University, Columbia University, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Science.
Former head of the chair of philosophy at the Ecole Normale Superieure of Paris and director of research at the Archives Husserl, National Center for Scientific Research. He is the author of more than 20 books and writes on the subject of languages and communities in the French and German philosophies and contemporary political and moral philosophy.
Professor of Philosophy at The Rouen Normandy University and University, member of the Husserl Archives in Paris. Among her recent publications is the book Attention et vigilance.
Avner De Shalit
Professor of Democracy and Human Rights at the Department of Political Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was also an associate fellow at the Oxford Centre for Environment, Ethics and Society between 1995 and 2004. His fields of research and teaching are equality, democracy and human rights, environmental politics, and environmental political theory.
Professor of philosophy at The University of Turin, where he heads the Center for Theoretical and Applied Ontology and the Laboratory of Ontology. Awarded many literary and research prizes, he is the author of 30 books and more than 1,000 scientific articles.
Professor of philosophy at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, at the École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris, and Research Associate at the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris. She focuses on the tools for democratic regulation. She is the author of several best-sellers of philosophy.
Professor of Political and Social Science and Professor of philosophy at The New School in New York City. She holds honorary doctoral degrees from four universities in three countries, and has won the 2010 Alfred Schutz Prize in Social Philosophy from the American Philosophical Association. She is the President of the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division.
Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Mosbacher Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and Director of Stanford’s Master’s Program in International Policy.
Professor of philosophy at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. Her research fields are poststructuralist philosophy, the history of philosophical concepts/metaphors, and theories of power. Furthermore, she is interested in techno-scientific topologies.
Professor of Political Science and International Relations at The American University of Paris (AUP). He previously taught at The Institute of European Studies of the University of Paris 8 and at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (IEP). He regularly lectures in numerous research centres and universities, including the University of Bologna and the University of Lausanne. Anchored in the historical sociology of international relations, his research focuses on the state, globalisation and contemporary international history.
Professor of Humanities at Columbia University, New York. He was the director of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Goethe in Frankfurt am Main. He is the author of influential books on social and political philosophy.
Head of the Department of Philosophy of Computational Sciences at the High-Performance Computing Center of The University of Stuttgart (HLRS). He is the co-editor of the Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie and was a speaker at the DFG network “Geschichte der Prüfungstechniken 1900-2000“. He is a member of the AIEI Group, which has developed a novel method to make ethical principles effective in AI systems.
Ivan Krastev (co-chair)
Chairman of The Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM). He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the global advisory board of Open Society Foundations, New York, and a member of the advisory council of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF).
Professor of philosophy and political science at The Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, at Yale University, at the University of California Irvine, at Duke University and at Harvard University. He has an A1 rating from the National Research Foundation.
Emeritus researcher at the long-term project “Democracy and Democratization” at the Social Research Centre Berlin, which he directed, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Humboldt University Berlin. He has also worked as a consultant to several German governments.
Professor at The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Paris School of Economics. He has done major historical and theoretical work on the interplay between economic development, the distribution of income and wealth, and political conflict. He is also the author of the international best-seller Capital in the 21st Century.
Director of the High-Performance Computer Center (HLRS), Universität Stuttgart, the fastest IT system in the European civil sector. He has won several awards such as The Distributed High-Performance Computing Award of the Austrian National Science Foundation, the HPC Challenge Award and the Microsoft Early Contributor Award.
Professor at The Institute of Psychoanalysis and chief researcher in the Languages of Cultures sector of The Federal State Research Institution “Russian Institute for Cultural Studies”. He is the author of many books on mystic teachings. In 2017, he won the Andrei Bely Prize in the Humanitarian Research category.
Professor Emeritus of The Princeton Institute for Advanced Study and one of the world’s leading intellectuals and political theorists. For a very long time, he has been the editor-in-chief of Dissent magazine.
Jonathan Wolff (co-chair)
Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy and member of the administrative body of Wolfson College, University of Oxford. He has served as President of the Blavatnik School of Public Policy and Professor of Philosophy and Dean of University College London. He is the author of many influential books on democratic theory and a Guardian columnist.