Former Research Fellow and Head of Ifri's Geopolitics of Technology Program 

Research Interests:

  • Geopolitical dimension of new technologies
  • European tech sovereignty & strategies (e.g. quantum, cloud, AI, semiconductors)
  • Industrial, research and innovation policies
  • France and EU's technology partnerships


Alice Pannier headed the Geopolitics of Technology program from its launch in October 2020 to February 2024, after being an Associate Research Fellow since 2019. Her research focused on the geopolitical dimension of new technology, European technology policies, and transatlantic relations. She has also worked for a long time on European security and the foreign and defense policies of European countries, especially France and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Ifri, she was Assistant Professor in International Relations and European Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington (2017-2020). Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of strategic research (IRSEM) at the French ministry of armed forces. She is a graduate of King’s College London and Panthéon-Sorbonne University and holds a doctorate in political science from IEP Paris, co-supervised with King’s College.

Domaines d'expertise
Géopolitique des technologies
Laboratoire de Recherche sur la Défense
Autonomie stratégique européenne