Philippe d’Iribarne is Directeur de recherche at French CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and Managing Director of National Cultures & Organisations (Gestion & Société). He is currently member of the International Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. In the first part of his career, he held various positions in the French Civil Service, including that of advisor to the French President Georges Pompidou. His education includes Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole des Mines and Institut d’Etudes Politiques. Philippe d’Iribarne’s research draws from a set of fields, from sociology to ethnology, political philosophy and linguistics and is mainly concerned with the encounter between the modern project to reorganise society, based on values of rationality, the autonomy of the individual and democracy, and the diversity of cultures. He has carried out field work in a set of countries and territories (France, United-States, The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Mexico, Morocco, Argentina, Cameroon, India, Hungary, China, French Polynesia). Philippe d’Iribarne has authored forty books, with translations from French into English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, German, Swedish, Japanese and Vietnamese, and published more than a hundred articles or chapters of books in many languages. He is Docteur honoris causa of Mons University and was awarded a prize from the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques for his lifetime achievement.