Dr. Shmuel Trigano is a sociologist, philosopher and professor of religious and political sociology at Nanterre University and acts as President of Observatory of the Jewish World. Dr. Trigano is the director of the College of Jewish Studies of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, director of the magazine Pardès and sits on the International Academic Board of Advisors for ISGAP, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy as well as editorial board of the journal Hebraic Political Studies.He is the author of numerous books and is a specialist in Jewish tradition and contemporary Judaism.