Hervé Raynaud, a former student of the École Polytechnique and Honorary Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, has worked with about 20 academic organizations around the world. A former psychoanalyst, researcher, and international consultant, he is now teaching at the Sigmund Freud University of Vienna, in its Paris branch, and at the Conservatoire National de la Villette in France.

Kenneth J. Arrow is an American economist and joint winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with John Hicks in 1972. His most significant works deal with social choice theory, notably « Arrow’s impossibility theorem » and his research on general equilibrium analysis. He is currently the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research, Emeritus at Stanford University.