Mathieu Denis

Former Senior Director

International Science Council

Involvement at the ISC

Mathieu served as a Senior Director and Head of the ISC think tank Centre for Science Futures.

Before heading the Centre, Mathieu was appointed Science Director at the creation of the Council in 2018, a position he held until 2022. He also served as Acting CEO of the ISC throughout 2022.

Mathieu had originally joined the International Social Science Council in 2012 and became its Executive Director in 2015. In that position he helped guiding and overseeing the merger with the International Council for Science (ICSU), and the creation of the ISC.


Mathieu holds a PhD from the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. He has previously taught history, political theory, and industrial relations at Université de Montréal. He also worked as researcher at the Berlin Social Science Centre.

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