Olivier Nay is Professor of Political Science at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, attached to the Centre d’études et de recherches administratives politiques et sociales (CNRS 8026). There, he directs the Master 2 program « Development and Humanitarian Action ». He is a member of the Institut universitaire de France.
He was Senior Adviser to the Global AIDS Coordinator at UNESCO (2003-07) and he collaborated with the UNAIDS program and the World Bank.
Olivier Nay has been a junior member of the Institut universitaire de France (2008-12), President of the Political Science Section of the National Council of Universities (2009-2015) and Vice-President of the Permanent Commission of the National Council of Universities (2011-15). He was the Vice-President of the French Political Science Association (2010-16) and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA).
He was also a visiting professor at Columbia University in 2018 (New York).
He is the author of numerous scientific publications on international governance, development aid policies and global health.