Christian Lequesne

Full Professor
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Christian Lequesne, holds BA and MA degrees from Sciences Po Strasbourg and the College of Europe, Bruges. He then got his Ph.D.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. He is a regular visiting professor at the School of Government of LUISS University and the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.

Principal investigator at CERI of the EU project EU-LISTCO.

Co-Founder and Co-Chief Editor with Prof. Christopher Hill (Cambridge) of European Review of International Studies (Brill), member of the international adversory board of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Journal of European Integration; Politics in Central Europe, Politique européenne.

Member of the evaluation committee of the European Research Council (ERC) in 2017 and 2019; member of scientific councils of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

Regular columnist in the daily newspaper Ouest France. Was awarded the F. Palacky social sciences medal by the Czech Academy of Sciences and Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes académiques.

Ph.D under my supervision: Salih Bora, Gabriel Castillo, Léonard Colomba-Petteng, Catharine Darmon, Di Yang, Earl Wang.

Ph.D completed: Philippe Rivaud (Brussels), Emiliano Grossmann (Lecturer, Paris), Sabine Saurugger (Professor, Grenoble), Damien Helly (Consultant, Brussels), Isabelle Bruno (Lecturer,Lille), Elizabeth Sheppard (Lecturer, Tours), Stephan Davidshoffer (Lecturer, Geneva). Samuel Faure (Lecturer, Saint-Germain-en-Laye), Charles Sitzenstuhl (Political adviser of the French ministry of Economics), Anja Thomas (Max Weber fellow, EUI Florence), Alex Issa (Teaching Fellow, Université catholique de Lille), Louis-Simon Boileau (Parliamentary Assistant, French Assemblée Nationale).

Habilitation Works completed: Christopher Bickerton (Reader, Cambridge), Thierry Chopin (Professor, Université catholique de Lille), Elsa Tulmets (University Vidriana), Laure Delcour (Lecturer, Sorbonne nouvelle), Michal Onderco (Associate Professor, University of Rotterdam).

Work in Progress

French diplomacy towards French diasporas in the world; State foreign services; European Union and Brexit

Research Interests

Actors and practices of foreign policies in the EU, French european policy

  • Teaching

    - Establishment : Diplomatische Akademie, title : Changes of Practices in Contemporary Diplomacy, (level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Diplomatic Practices in the World, (level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Etudier les pratiques diplomatiques, (level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : France and the Memberstateness of the European Union , (level : master),

    - Establishment : Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, title : Negotiation and Decision in the European Union, (level : master)
  • Web
  • Languages

    English, German, French
Last Publications
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Online Publications (CERI website)
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