Jean-Pierre Chamoux

Professeur émérite, Université René Descartes, Paris V

An international expert in public policies & communication for over 40 years, Professor CHAMOUX was a member and chair of the scientific advisory committee of the Dutch research programme “Next generation infrastructures” at TU Delft (1999-2011). He joined the University Paris Descartes in 2001. He was previously teaching at Le Havre University & Université Marne la Vallée.

Graduated from Ecole Centrale in Paris (1963) he received his doctor's degree from the University of Paris in 1967 and a Master of science from the University of Wisconsin (1964).

Appointed from 1995 to 1998 to chair the Office for Service Industries in the French government, Pr. CHAMOUX chaired the research centre "Droit & Informatique" in Paris from 1975 to 1998. He published several books on communications policy, including the essays Telecoms: la fin des privilèges (PUF, Paris 1986) & Menaces sur l'ordinateur (Le Seuil, Paris, 1986) as well as tens of articles and contributions in treatises, scientific journals & the press, both in France & abroad. He co-founded the yearly seminar "European Communication research Policy" in 1986 and still belongs to the steering committee of the Euro-CPR network.

From 1986 to 1989, he was Head of the Regulatory Authority for Post & Telecommunications in the French administration.

Former Director of a legal publishing house in Paris, now a French branch of Elsevier Science, he introduced data banks & electronic publishing in this firm from 1972 to 1986. Until 1998, Pr. Chamoux was the editor of the quarterly journal "Le Communicateur" established in 1986.

Pr. Chamoux was an Officer in the French Navy in the sixties. He sails his racing yacht over the Channel waters from his base in Honfleur (Normandy). He is the Commodore of the Honfleur Yacht Club (CNH) and chairman of this historical harbour office.