Sylvie Kauffmann

Sylvie Kauffmann is Editorial Director, Leader Writer, and Columnist for Le Monde, writing a weekly column on global affairs. In 1979, she worked for AFP in France and was a foreign correspondent from 1980 – 1988. Her opinions on European and international politics also appear in the New York Times. Previously, she was the first female Editor-in-Chief of Le Monde, including during the Wikileaks collaboration with El País, the Guardian and the New York Times. She has reported from Asia, Eastern Europe, and the United States, where she wrote a prize-winning series of articles about life in the US following the 9/11 attacks. Kauffmann graduated from the Institut d’Études Poltiques Aix-en-Provence and the faculty of law at the University of Provence Aix-Marseille. She is a member of the Reuters Institute for Study of Journalism’;s advisory board, works for the AFP’s non-profit media development arm, and serves as the AFP Foundation board member. Sylvie is also part of the European Press Prize’s panel of judges, a member of the European Group of the Trilateral Commission, the Google Advisor Council, and she appears regularly on the France Culture radio programme L’Esprit Public.