Jean-François Corty
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Chercheur associé à l'IRIS, responsable des Rendez-vous de l’humanitaire

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Jean-François Corty

Jean-François Corty is an associate researcher at IRIS, in charge of the Rendez-vous de l’humanitaire. He is specializing in issues of humanitarian action and health, social and environmental inequalities.


Doctor, graduate in political science and anthropology, engaged for nearly twenty years in humanitarian and medico-social action in France and internationally within international solidarity NGOs, he has held several positions at Médecins sans Frontières in the field (Eritrea, Liberia, Afghanistan, Niger, Iran) and at headquarters between 2000 and 2008, then Director of Operations of the Médecins du Monde association between 2009 and 2018.


Involved in the fight against the Covid epidemic 19, he was medical coordinator of a covid center for people in precarious situations of the Aurore association and the city of Paris in 2020 and of an anti-covid vaccination center.


Lecturer at the Institute of Political Studies in Toulouse and at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, he is a member of the board of the associations Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF France) and Alerte des Médecins sur les Pesticides (AMLP). ). He is also a member of ATECOPOL (Atelier d’Ecologie Politique) in Toulouse.


He is the author of several books: “Profession solidaire, chronicles of reception” (ed. Steinkis/Les Escales, June 2020); “France that welcomes” (ed. de l’Atelier, 2018); “Medical practice and ethics put to the test of security policies” (co-direction, ed. Sciences Po Les Presses, 2010).