Head of the Geopolitics of Technology Center

Research Interests:

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


Dr. Laure de Roucy-Rochegonde is the Head of the Geopolitics of Technology Center at Ifri. From March 2020 to February 2024, she was a Research Fellow at Ifri's Security Studies Center, where she worked on the military applications of artificial intelligence, normative conflictuality and arms control. Ph.D in Political Science, she is also an Associate Researcher at the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI, Sciences Po/CNRS).

In addition to her research activities, she is a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris and Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. She also 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.

All my publications

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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