Christian Lequesne
Full Professor
Phone: +33 (0) 1 58 71 70 56 -

Christian Lequesne, holds BA and MA degrees from  Sciences Po Strasbourg and the College of Europe, Bruges. He then got his Ph.D. in political science  and his Habilitation in Sciences Po Paris (Supervisor: Professor Alfred Grosser). Assistant, Department of Political and Administrative Studies of the College of Europe (1986-1988). Research fellow and then Professor at Sciences Po since 1988, he was deputy director of CERI from 2000 to 2003, and director of CERI from 2009 to 2013. Director of the Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES) in Prague from 2004 to 2006, LSE-Sciences Po Alliance Professor at the European Institute of the London School of Economics from 2006 to 2008, member and vice-president of the Board of Directors of Sciences Po from 2007 to 2013. Since 2015, he is "visiting professor of honor" at the Department of Social Sciences of Charles University in Prague.

Co-Chief Editor of European Review of International Studies (Barbara Budrich Publishers), member of the editorial board of Journal of European Integration; member of the scientific committees of Politique européenne and Etudes européennes. Regular columnist (European affairs) in Ouest France. Co-president (with F. Villeroy de Galhau) of the study group France-Germany at the Institut Montaigne, member of the Scientific Board of the Institut für Europäische Politik (Berlin), the Fondation Robert Schuman and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Was awarded the F. Palacky social sciences medal by the Czech Academy of Sciences and Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes académiques.

Work in Progress

- Actors and practices of foreign policies in the EU
- French Diplomats and Diplomacy 

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  • Teaching

    - Sciences Po

    - Politics in the European Union (undergraduates), 1st semester
    - France in the European Union, (with Olivier Rozenberg), Master of European Affairs, 1st semester
    - ractices of Contemporary Diplomacy, master PSIA, Master of International Affairs, 1st semester
    - Fabriquer de la politique étrangère en Europe,, Master de relations internationales, 1er semester
    - Diplomacy in theory and practice (undergraduates), 2nd Semester (Reims Campus)

     LUISS University, Roma

    - Negotiation and decision in the European Union, Master EU studies, 2nd semester.

    Diplomatische Akademie, Vienna

    -Fabriquer de la politique étrangère dans l'Union européenne, Master, 1er semestre.

  • Web

    Sociologie de la politique étrangère (groupe de recherche)

  • Languages

     English, German.


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Main Publications

-"The Eurozone Crisis and European Integration: New Intergovernmentalism as a Valid Theory", in Sabine Saurugger and Fabien Terpan (eds), Regional Integration in Times of Crisis, London, Routledge, forthcoming.

-"L’Allemagne et la puissance en Europe", Revue d'Allemagne et des pays de langue allemande, Vol 47, 1-2015, pp. 5-13.

-"EU foreign policy through the lens of practice theory: a different approach to the European External Action Service", Cooperation and Conflict, Vol 50, 3, September 2015, pp. 351-367.

- "At the centre of coordination: Staff, resources, procedures in the European external action service and in the delegations", in Rosa Balfour, Caterina Carta et Kristi Raik (eds), The European External Action Service and National Foreign Ministries, Farnham Ashgate, 2015, pp. 45-54.

-"La politique extérieure de François Hollande : entre interventionnisme libéral et nécessité européenne", contribution à la journée d’études « Le PS au pouvoir », PACTE Grenoble, 6 juin 2014.

-"A New Socialist President in the Elysee: Continuity and Change in French EU Politics", Journal of Common Market Studies, 2013, Vol 51, Annual Review, pp. 1-13.

- La politique étrangère de Jacques Chirac (avec Maurice Vaïsse dir.), Paris, Editions Riveneuve, 2013.

- The Member states of the European Union (avec S. Bulmer ed.), Oxford, Oxford University Press, The new European series, 2013.

- « The European External Action Service : Can a New Institution improve the Coherence of the EU Foreign Policy ?», in Mario Telo and Frederik Ponjaert eds., The EU’s Foreign Policy ? What kind of Power and Diplomatic Action,Farnham, Ashgate, 2013, pp. 79-86. 

- "Senior Diplomats in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: When an Entrance Exam Still Determines the Career », Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 2012, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 269-285. [avec Jean Heilbronn].

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