Laurence NARDON

Researcher, head of Ifri's North America Program

  • North American political systems and philosophies
  • U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations
  • The space and digital U.S.-E.U. competition

Dr. Laurence Nardon heads the Ifri program on North America.  She edits and contributes to its collections of online research papers, such as the U.S.-focused Potomac Papers.  Laurence is a member of the editorial board of the reviews "Politique étrangère" and "The Washington Quarterly".  She also teaches a class on Civil Society in the United States at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and is a columnnist for the weekly paper Réforme.

Prior to joining Ifri, she was a research fellow at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), then a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, from 2001 to 2003.

Laurence Nardon holds a Ph.D. in political science from Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.  She studied at the University of Kent at Canterbury after graduating from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.  In the Fall of 2000, she was a Fulbright Scholar at The George Washington University in D.C.

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France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...


What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...


Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner in the U.S. presidential election, has plans for American foreign policy. Clinton wants ISIS and Bashar Al-Assad out of Syria and to focus on human rights in trade negotiations with China. Now, Clinton and her campaign hope that voters will believe in her...

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