A research director at Sciences Po (Center for International Research- CERI), Daniel Sabbagh holds a Ph.D. in political science.
He is the author of L’Égalité par le droit: les paradoxes de la discrimination positive aux États-Unis (Économica, 2003 ; Prix François Furet 2004), of which an updated version was published in english, entitled Equality and Transparency: A Strategic Perspective on Affirmative Action in American Law (Palgrave, 2007). He also wrote Chine/États-Unis: fascinations et rivalités (CERI-Autrement, 2008 [with Stéphanie Balme]), and co-directed three collective works.
He has been co-animating a seminar on discrimination and affirmative action at the CERI with Gwénaële Calvès for fifteen years. On this subject, he has directed or co-directed numerous essays, which have been published in a variety of academic and non-academic journals. Sabbagh has also produced many expert works for the European Commission, the United Nations Development Program, and the Republic of South Africa.
He was editor in chief of the political journal Critique internationale, and currently teaches at Sciences Po. He was a visiting fellow at University of Chicago, Yale, New York University, and Columbia, and served as president of the scientific committee for the multi-annual French and American Foundation program « Equality of Opportunity in Education and Employment : French and American Perspectives » (2006-2011). He is a member of the executive committee of the Alliance for Research on Discrimination (ARDIS).