Global Variations is a think-tank working on interactions between geopolitics and innovation. It aims to provide prospective scenarios and documentation to public and private organizations and to individuals. The trademark of the GV approach is to rely upon knowledge in cognitive science and neuroscience. We will develop and share this new methodology to think about prospective scenarios. In fact, we believe that understanding how the brain and the mind work improves our understanding of the world.


Global Variations wants to build a web-based platform enabling academic, economic and public actors to meet and to work on common thematic of interests, providing diversification, network effect and innovative thinking, all from one platform. It gathers every year an influential world network called GV Nodes to launch upcoming year project and discuss actual world challenges.


GV is attending a lot of summits, forums and conventions in order to connect with different ideas and profiles. We are also consulting and interviewing a broad range of experts in order to receive comments and advices. We organize our own event and partner with other institutions who support our work.


Redefining the world of tomorrow

October 4th, 2018


Annual Forum 1rst Edition

October 4th & 5th, 2018


Members publish regularly books and articles which support our work. Global Variations benefits from the recognized expertise and media coverage of its members to spread its influence. Global Variations is a place of free expression; therefore, expressed opinions belong only to their authors.

A quand une éducation sérieuse en sciences cognitives ?

Joachim Son-Forget

January 2018

Side-effects of public health policies against Covid-19: the story of an over-reaction

Edouard Lansiaux, Noé Tchagaspanian, Juliette Arnaud, Pierre Durand, Mark Changizi, Joachim Son-Forget

January 2021

Assessing the efficiency of COVID-19 NPIs in France: a retrospective study using a novel methodology

Edouard Lansiaux, Jean-Luc Caut,  Joachim Son-Forget, Philippe Pierre Pébaÿ

March 2021

La diplomatie du Telegram

Joachim Son-Forget, Pierre Manenti, Emeline Ozhan

May 2018

Que (nous) font les Big Data ?

Jérôme Berthier

August 2018

L'erreur est humaine

Vincent Berthet

September 2018


Global Variations is a think-tank pursuing a non-profit goal. It has been founded by Christian Dargnat, former CEO at BNP Paribas Asset Management and Joachim Son-Forget, french congressman and Phd in cognitive sciences. The team is international with a strong expertise in management, governance and innovation.


Joachim Son-Forget

President Switzerland

Franco-Kosovar. Member of the French Parliament, member of Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly and President of the France-Korea Parliamentary Group. Radiologist, PhD in cognitives sciences from EPFL and graduated from ENS Paris.



Emeline Ozhan


Financial analyst and a portfolio manager specialized in sustainable finance with a strong quantitative background. Multiple experiences in portfolio management and a large analytical and research-oriented skill-set. Graduated from the University Panthéon- Sorbonne with a Master degree in Quantitative Finance. 

Jérome Berthier

Executive Director Switzerland

Serial Swiss entrepreneur in Artificial Intelligence field : Vice- Chairman of the Bord  of Empowerment Foundation,  CEO and founder of deeplink.ai


Dr. Pierre Durand


Physician, radiologist specialized in pediatric imaging and oncology imaging, he founded Horasis, a medtech company dedicated to diagnosis, telemedicine and technological innovation.


Abdallah Chatila


Abdallah Chatila is a libanese serial entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of the  m3 group based in Geneva. He participates as an advisor to the Global Variations Initiative.

Dr. Mark Changizi


Theoretical cognitive scientist. Ph.D. in applied mathematics and computer science, with 25 years of wisdom rigorously solving data-rich problems in a variety of complex areas, from artificial intelligence to neurotechnology to human factors to marketing. 


Dr. Vincent Berthet

Cognitive psychology

Assistant Professor  at the University of Lorraine, member of the Laboratoire lorrain de psychologie et neurosciences and associate researcher at the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne. Mainly interested in cognitive biases, decision-making, and AI.

Matthieu Elie


Graduated in Econometrics from University of Panthéon-Sorbonne and from the University of Chicago (MBA). Vice President of the Asia Pacific Area for GUERBET.

Junior contributors

Edouard Lansiaux

MD student-MSc student

French. MD student and MSc student in University of Lille. Anatomy teacher. Specializing in emergency risk analysis/management. 

Noé Tchagaspanian


Student in geopolitics and maths, partnership developper between Khammouan province (Laos) and student organization, technical marketing surveys in semiconductor technologies.