Régis Debray (né en 1940)

Promotion 1960 – Lettres

Regis Debray was ranked first in the competitive examination for integrating the ENS. After he graduated, he went to Bolivia, following Che Guevara. There he was captured and jailed for four years. After his release, he was in charge of the international relations for François Mitterrand, the President of the French Republic at the time. After that, he founded a new field of study, mediology, which analyses the links between technique and culture.