Samy Cohen

Research Professor Emeritus
Phone: +33158717021 - samy.cohen@sciencespo.fr
Samy Cohen holds a Ph.D. in political science from Sciences Po. He taught in the Research Master of International Relations at the University of Paris 1, in the Research Master of International Relations atSciences Po and in Sciences Po's doctoral school. He is author and / or editor of more than twelve books and collaborative volumes. In addition to his work on foreign policy and defense and to his interest in interviewing elites methodology, his research focused on the role of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the French militaries, on the relations between States and non-State actors, on democracies at the war against terrorism, on Tsahal's war against terrorism and on the Israeli Peace movement. He currently works on the Israeli democracy.

He was member of the Scientific Council of Sciences Po (2007-2011) and of the editorial board of the review Inflexions. He is since 2014 member of the Scientific Council of the French Research Center of Jerusalem (CRFJ) and since 2017 of the Scientific board of the review Les Champs de Mars, Revue d'études sur la guerre et la paix.
He is since March 2019 president of the French Association for Israel Studies (AFEIL).


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Work in Progress

The entrepreneurs of peace and human rights in Israel, the Israeli democracy

Research Interests

Democracy and the fight against terrorism, Power, the army and society in Israel, The ethics of the war against terrorism, The entrepreneurs of peace and human rights in Israel, the Israeli democracy.