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14 juillet
14 juillet

Global Ambitions and Regional Threats: How the French See their Role in the World?

How the French see their place in the world? A new survey carried out by the Pew Research Center analyzes the perception of European countries regarding global threats and their role in world affairs. This conference will give the opportunity to examine the relation that French have with their international environment one year before the presidential elections of 2017.


Bruce Stokes, Director - Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center

Eric Chol, Editor in Chief, Courrier International

Vivien Pertusot, Head of Ifri Brussels


Thomas Gomart, Director of Ifri


A new survey of 10 European Union nations conducted by the Pew Research Center highlights Europeans’ international threat perception and assesses their wariness of global security and economic engagement. It tests Europeans’ commitment to multilateralism, their willingness to use military force, their readiness to do more for developing countries and how they weigh ties with Asia and the United States. Finally, the survey asks Europeans to judge their country’s role on the world stage, how it compares to the past and what role they want the European Union to play in the future.
This survey builds on a recent study by the Pew Research Center on the degree of isolationism, protectionism, support for NATO and the UN and views of Europe among the American public, enabling a comparison of European and American attitudes. 


The debate will be held in French and in English


Ifri - 27 rue de la Procession - 75015 Paris
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For more information, please contact Lea Metke, Project Officer to the Director (metke@ifri.org)

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