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Laurence NARDON

Research Fellow, Head of Ifri's North America Program


Research Interests:

  • North American political systems and political philosophies
  • U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations
  • Trade policy, tech policy and relations with China

 

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", "Questions internationales" and "The Washington Quarterly".  In association with Slate.fr and the newsletter "Time to Sign Off" (TTSO), she is the author of a weekly podcast on U.S. politics and policies called "New Deal" (formerly "Trump 2020"). It is available every Wednesday, in French. 

Prior to joining Ifri, Laurence 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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11/09/2007

Constellations of observation satellites resemble the 'Panopticon' system imagined by British philosopher Jeremy Bentham in his 18th century project for an ideal jailhouse - a system that Michel Foucault analyzed in Discipline and Punish (1975). Just as the warden in the central tower watches...

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