Speakers 2019

Thomas Gomart

Director, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), France

Thomas Gomart is Director of IFRI. Previously, he has been its Vice President for Strategic Development and the Director of its Russia/NIS Centre. Before joining the think tank industry, he was an Assistant Professor at La Sorbonne (1996-1999), and a policy entrepreneur (2001-2004). His academic and professional background has been closely related to post-Soviet space, but also to wider international issues (security, energy, and digital governance). As Lavoisier Fellow at the State Institute for International Relations (University-MGIMO), Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies (European Union) and Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of War Studies (King’s College), he has acquired a diversified international experience. Mr Gomart has been a member of the Strategic Review Committee on the Strategic Review of Defence and National Security 2017 (French Ministry of Armed Forces). He is also a member of the editorial board of Politique étrangère, Etudes, and Revue des deux mondes.