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...


Like most “traditional” industries, for several years the space industry has been faced with the challenges of digital technology. So, the European space industry is dealing with new actors from digital technology, which are mainly American start-ups or Silicon Valley giants...


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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