Experts & Staff

Sylvie Kauffmann

Editorial Director, Le Monde


Sylvie Kauffmann is Editorial Director, Leader Writer, and Columnist for Le Monde, writing a weekly column on global affairs. She is also a Contributing Writer for the international edition of 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.

In the media

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, director of the Paris office, mentionned in The New York Times in an analysis of the political consequences of the Paris attacks. 

Sylvie Kauffmann, editor in chief of Le Monde, analyses India's foreign policies after her trip to New Delhi and Bombay with an ECFR delegation. 

Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director at Le Monde and who was part of the ECFR delegation in India (“What does India think?”), writes on Prime minister Modi's planned reforms for Indian Railways.