Jean-Marc Ferry is a French philosopher and Professor in political science and moral philosophy at the ULB in Brussels. He is also a researcher at the CNRS in Paris and teaches at the Institute of European Studies in Brussels and the College of Europe in Bruges. Ferry is a former fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Bonn). He was awarded with the ‘Prix Louis Marino’ of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of the Institute of France, for the “Question de l’Etat Européen” (2000) and in 1995, he won the price ‘La Bruyere’ of the French Academy in Philosophy, Ethics and Sociology, for the entity of his work. Ferry is known for his dissertations on the post national identity in Europe. His work has been described by Paul Ricoeur as “one of the most important works recently published in the field of social and political philosophy”.