Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

Research Interests:

  • Autonomous Weapons Systems and Military Robotics
  • Disarmament diplomacy
  • International Negotiations


Laure de Rochegonde is a Research Fellow at Ifri's Security Studies Center, where she works on the regulation of lethal autonomous weapons systems and international negotiations on advanced arms control. She is also a PhD student at the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI, Sciences Po/CNRS)..

She joined Ifri's Security Studies Center in 2019, after working as junior editor at the consulting firm Roland Berger. In addition to her research activities, she is a lecturer at Sciences Po. She holds a Master's degree in Public Policy and a Bachelor's degree from Sciences Po Paris, during which she spent a year in the War Studies Department at King's College London.

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While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, has underlined the need to upgrade the European armed forces, the urgency of the fight against climate change—as illustrated by reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—requires the political...


While the automatization of machines is part of an already long historical, conceptual, and technical trajectory, the exponential progress of artificial intelligence techniques, robotics and their military applications suggest the emergence of systems that integrate more autonomy. Indeed,...

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