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Blanche Leridon

Executive Director, Editorial and Resident Fellow - Democracy and Governance

Resident Fellow

Blanche Leridon is Editorial Director of Institut Montaigne, specialized in democratic and institutional issues.

She first joined Institut Montaigne in 2015.
From 2018 to 2021, she held several positions in ministerial cabinets: for the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, where she dealt with parliamentary issues, equal opportunities and culture; and for the President of the National Assembly from 2018 to 2020, where she advised the President on culture and education issues.

Blanche Leridon lectures at Sciences Po on the evolution of political discourse under the Fifth Republic. At the Institut Montaigne, she leads several initiatives on democracy and populism.
Her research themes include democratic mutations, the future of intermediary bodies, political communication and discourse. In February 2022, she wrote Odyssées Ordinaires, an essay published by Éditions Bouquins.

She holds a master's degree in Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris. Before joining Sciences Po, she studied literature in a preparatory class and history at UCL (University College London).

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