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The Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM) is a French research centre with the status of national service attached to the armed forces. Its goal is to support and promote research in the area of defence and security.
Thanks to a special partnership, IRSEM and PSIA offered an award for best academic paper and they jointly organized two major conferences on defense studies.
IRSEM-PSIA Prize for Best Academic Work in Security Studies
IRSEM and PSIA ran a competition for the best academic work in security studies open to Master students. The IRSEM-PSIA Prize distinguished outstanding papers written by Master students on a topic linked to international security, defense studies, military forces or war. Eight prizes have been awarded on a competitive basis to the authors of the best papers in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Anne Lou DEGEZ was awarded the first prize for her paper 'Modern Temples : An Analysis of Intelligence Headquarters in Contemporary Western Democracies' written for the course of Philippe Hayez. Anne Lou is a student on the Master in International Public Management at PSIA, with concentration program in Intelligence Studies.
Camille THIEBAUT was awarded the second prize for her paper 'Le rôle des acteurs privés dans la lutte contre la piraterie dans le golfe de Guinée' written for the course of Philippe Susnjara. Camille has graduated from a Master in International Security at PSIA.
For more information, please see the call for papers.
Ingo MAYR-KNOCH was awarded the second prize for his paper 'Is there an Austrian Intelligence model?' written for the course of Jean-Claude Cousseran and Philippe Hayez. Ingo is a student on the Master in International Security at PSIA.
Clément LARRAURI was awarded the first prize for his paper 'The French nuclear weapon as a structure of consensuses,' written for the course of Camille Grand. Clément is a student on the Master in International Security at PSIA and the dual degree with LSE.
Chloé LE NALBAUT was awarded the second prize for her paper 'Enjeux et limites du renseignement humain dans le cadre des conflits contre-insurrectionnels,' written for the course of Jean-Claude Cousseran and Philippe Hayez. Chloé is a student on the Master in International Security at PSIA.
Félicien Pagnon was awarded the first prize for his essay, 'La force militaire est-elle toujours utile à la politique étrangère?' Felix is a student on the Master in Political Science (International Relations section) at the Doctoral School.
Axelle Piot was awarded the second prize for her essay, 'La force armée est-elle encore utile à la politique étrangère?' Axelle is a student on the Master in International Security at PSIA.
Details of the 2013 conference: "La force militaire est-elle encore utile à la politique étrangère?".
Details of the 2015 conference: "Faut-il intervenir militairement en Afrique?"
For more information on IRSEM: http://www.defense.gouv.fr/irsem