Alice Pannier

Alice Pannier

Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies
European and Eurasian Studies


  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Western Europe
  • European Union and Transatlantic Relations
  • European Union Foreign Policy
  • Military Power and Strategy
  • Security and Defense Issues
  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • International Relations
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Background and Education

Alice Pannier is an expert on European security. Her research and teaching interests cover security and defense cooperation in Europe, French and British defense policies, transatlantic relations, as well as International Relations theories. A graduate from King’s College London and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Alice received her PhD in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris, with joint supervision from King’s College London. She was awarded a prize for her thesis from the National Institute for Higher Defense Studies (IHEDN, under the French Prime Ministry). Her work has appeared, inter alia, in the Journal of Strategic Studies, Global Affairs, and European Security. She is currently preparing a book, co-authored with Olivier Schmitt (University of Southern Denmark) on French defense policy since the end of the Cold War (under contract with Routledge) and is preparing a manuscript based on her dissertation on contemporary Franco-British defense relations. Prior to joining SAIS, she was postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Strategic Research of the French ministry of Defense (IRSEM, Paris). In France, she has also been involved as secretary-general in the Association for the Study of War and Strategy (AEGES, created in 2015), which recently launched the European Initiative on Security Studies.

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2017-07-24 00:00:00 
Fall 2017 
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This course is addressed to students with an interest in European affairs, international relations and security studies. It provides students with a complete overview of current empirical developments and academic debates on the theme of security on the European continent: multilateral security and defense organizations (especially, NATO and the EU), national defense policies, and contemporary security challenges. The course seeks to encourage students to think critically about Europe and what it means both geographically and in terms of actors (organizations and states). It addresses security threats and their construction, from human security to “hard” security issues, including military interventions and terrorism.