Research Fellow, Head of Ifri's North America Program
- 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.
GALILEO AND THE ISSUE OF PUBLIC FUNDING In the Yearbook on Space Policy 2007-2008, K-U Schrogl, C. Mathieu et N. Peter (eds), ESPI, Springer, 2009
Last December, the European Union adopted a draft Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. This signals an important change of strategy in the field of space security.
RAMSES 2009 - Questions stratégiques - sous la direction d'Etienne de Durand Les métamorphoses de la guerre. L'âge des interventions limitées – Etienne de Durand PESD et OTAN – Krzysztof Soloch Technologie et guerre – Philippe Coquet Maintien de la paix et stabilisation – Laurent Fromaget Terrorisme – Marc Hecker...
This paper was presented at the Conference “Improving Our Vision II: Building Transparency and Cooperation,” organized in London by the Center for Defense Information (CDI) and the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies of the U.S. Air Force Academy on October 25-26, 2007....
In the wake of the Chinese asat tests of the Summer of 06 and of January 07, should the U.S. and Europe develop a new attitude regarding weapons in space? This new Ifri policy paper on space weaponization was written with the support of the Centre d'Analyse et de Prévision (C.A.P.) of the...
Cold War Space Policy and Observation Satellites Article in Astropolitics, Routledge, volume 5, n°1, pp. 29-62, January-April 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...
This is the introduction to a special issue of Politique étrangère on Space as "a new field of strategic thinking". Authors from America, Russia, Brussels and France explore recent evolutions in military choices and in the governance of space.
Dr Laurence Nardon,senior resarch fellow and head of the United States Program at Ifri summarizes the key elements regarding the current American presidential elections right after the Party Conventions...