Research Fellow, 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 heads the Geopolitics of Technology program, launched at Ifri in October 2020, after having been associate researcher since 2019. Her research focuses 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