Associate Fellow, Russia/NIS Center
- Regional dynamics in the Arctic (Northern Europe and Russia)
- Mining strategies and energy transition
- Political ecology and Anthropocene
Florian Vidal is an Associate Fellow at Ifri's Russia/NIS Center. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Paris Descartes University where research focused on Norway-Russia relations in the Arctic. His current research interests involve environmental issues, including mining stakes in remote areas.
Florian Vidal has extensive field experience in Northern Europe, Russia and Latin America. He is also an Associate Research Fellow at the Paris Interdisciplinary Energy Research Institute (University of Paris) and is involved in several scientific projects (APECS, Earth System Governance project, Extractive Industries Network, American Ecological Transitions at IHEAL-CREDA). He holds a Master's degree in Contemporary History from the University of Toulouse and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po Bordeaux.
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