Emmanuel Goffi
Phone: +1 204 770 0074 - emmanuel.goffi@sciencespo.fr

Emmanuel R. Goffi is a specialist in military ethics and security studies. He is currently a research fellow with the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba (UofM), in Winnipeg, Canada. He has served in the French Air Force for 22 years. He is also an instructor in political science at the Department of Political Studies at UofM and at the International College of Manitoba. Emmanuel lectured in International Relations, the Law of Armed Conflicts, and Ethics at the French Air Force Academy for five years before he was appointed as an analyst and research associate at the Center for Aerospace Strategic Studies in Paris for two years. He also lectured in International Relations at the Management Institute in Paris, at the Diplomatic Science Institute in Marseille, at the Paris Graduate School of Business and Management, and more recently at Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

Emmanuel Goffi holds a PhD in Political Science/International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris-Centre de Recherche Internationales (Science Po-CERI). His dissertation title was: “Supreme sacrifice: A critical approach of the construction of a myth. French officers and the death pro patria in the context of the conflict in Afghanistan”. He also holds a master's degree in political science “International affairs - Conflicts and Security” from Science Po, and a research master's degree in political science “Geostrategy, defence and security” from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix en Provence. He is the author of Les armées françaises face à la morale : une réflexion au cœur des conflits modernes (Paris : L’Harmattan, 2011). He co-edited and contributed to an edited volume of more than 40 contributions about drones: Les drones aériens : passé, présent et avenir. Approche globale [Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: past, present, and future. A global approach] (Paris: La Documentation française, coll. Stratégie aérospatiale, 2013).

Emmanuel’s current researches focus on the ethical aspects of the dronization and robotization of the battlefield, and on the constructivist approach of security studies.

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Military Ethics

Dronisation and robotisation of the battlefield

Security Studies (War and Peace)

Constructivism

Supreme Sacrifice

French Civil-Military Relations

News

May 9-10, 2016 - Colloque FrancoPaix "La résolution des conflits en Afrique de l’Ouest : Ordre, Violence, Légitimité". Université du Québec à Montréal. https://dandurand.uqam.ca/evenement/colloque-francopaix/

  • Teaching

    2014-2015 - University of Manitoba

    • POLS 7850 Contemporary Strategic and Security Studies
    • POLS 4730 Strategic Studies
    • POLS 3200 International Security and Conflict Management
    • POLS 1040 Global Political Issues

    Fall 2015 - Brandon University

    • 78.381 International Organizations

    2014-2015 - University of Manitoba

    • POLS 3200 International Security and Conflict Management
    • POLS 2040 Introduction to International Relations

    2010-2012 - ISD - Institut des sciences diplomatiques de Marseille

    • Participation des organisations internationales aux relations internationales
    • Evaluation de la participation des acteurs non-étatiques
    • Théorie générale des relations internationales
    • Espaces régionaux et leurs rapports internes et externes

    2009-2011 - Ecole supérieure de commerce et de management

    • Introduction aux relations internationales

    2009-2011 - Management Institute of Paris

    • Strategy in international contexts

    2007-2012 - Ecole des officiers de l’armée de l’air

    • Relations internationales
    • Droit des conflits armés
    • Ethique et relations internationales
  • Web

    Academia:
    https://umanitoba.academia.edu/EmmanuelGoffi

    University of Manitoba, Centre for Defence and Security Studies:
    http://umanitoba.ca/centres/cdss/associates/1447.html

    Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_Goffi

    LinkedIn:
    https://ca.linkedin.com/in/emmanuel-goffi-phd-20b3059/fr

    Twitter:
    @goffi_emmanuel

  • Languages

    French, English, Italian

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Main Publications

Books

Les armées françaises face à la morale : une réflexion au cœur des conflits modernes. Paris : L’Harmattan, coll. Histoire de la Défense, 2011. 216 p.

Edited Volumes

Mazoyer, Sébastien, Jérôme Lespinois, Emmanuel Goffi et al. (dir.). Les drones aériens : passé, présent et avenir. Approche globale. Paris : La Documentation française, coll. Stratégie aérospatiale, 2013. 708 p.

Books Chapters

There is No Real Moral Obligation to Obey Orders: Escaping from ‘Low Cost Deontology’. In Andrea Ellner, Paul Robinson and David Whetham (eds.). When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2013. p. 43-68.

Leadership in a World of Blurred Responsibilities. In Paolo Tripodi, Carroll J. Connelley (eds.). Aspects of Leadership: Ethics, Law and Spirituality. Quantico va: Marine Corps University Press, 2012. p. 87-110. [Online]

Morale, éthique et puissance aérospatiale. In Grégory Boutherin, Camille Grand (dir.). Envol vers 2025. Réflexions prospectives sur la puissance aérospatiale. Paris : La Documentation française, coll. Stratégie aérospatiale, 2011. p. 103-116.

Articles/Papers

Intervention militaire française en Syrie : vers une règle « Minority Report » ? Multipol, 30 septembre 2015. [Online]

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Combattre à distance : le courage au centre du débat éthique. Revue Défense Nationale, No. 771, juin 2014. p. 109-112. [Online]

The Ibar Bridge Attack: A Moral Assessment. Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 12, No. 4, January 2014. p. 380-382.

Robots de combat et morale : anticiper la responsabilité. Penser les ailes françaises, No. 29, décembre 2013. p. 28-40. [Online]

The Use of Warbots: A Matter of Moral Responsibility. Dynamiques internationales, No. 8, July 2013. [Online]

 

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