Rony Brauman, born in 1950, is a doctor with a degree in epidemiology and tropical medicine. After working for several years as a doctor in the field, mainly in conflict situations and refugee camps, he became president of MSF in 1982 and held this position until 1994. He was a lecturer (1992-2000) and then associate professor at Sciences Po Paris, and professor at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester (UK) (2003-2015). He is currently the Director of Studies at the Fondation Médecins Sans Frontières. He is the author of several books, documentary films and numerous articles on humanitarian action.


• La médecine humanitaire, Que Sais-je?, PUF, 2009. 3rd edition in 2018.

• Humanitaire, diplomatie et droits de l'homme, preface byTzvetan Todorov, Editions du Cygne, 2009

• Manifeste pour les Palestiniens, Éditions Autrement, 2014.

• Guerres humanitaires ? Mensonges et intox, Editions Textuel, 2018.

Former president of Doctors Without Borders. President of the international panel of judges of the 2022 Freedom Prize.
Participation in the sessions of the Forum