François Ewald

Professor Emeritus

Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

François Ewald recently retired as professor of insurance at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Paris) and as director of the Ecole Nationale d’Assurances (Paris). His research interests are in the fields of risk and the philosophy of risk, and his publications include L’Etat providence (1986), and Le Principe de precaution (2001, 2008). Born in Paris, François Ewald pursued his interests in philosophy, law and psychoanalysis at university and obtained his Ph.D. in political science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris). He was Michel Foucault’s assistant at the Collège de France (Paris) and has overseen the publication of much of Foucault's literary estate. He is the editor of Michel Foucault’s Dits et Ecrits (with Daniel Defert) and of Michel Foucault’s lessons at the Collège de France (with Alessandro Fontana).