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Samuel B. H. Faure is Associate Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po Saint-Germain, Associate Researcher at Printemps CNRS Research Centre (Paris-Saclay University). He is the director of the Cybersecurity Analyst Diploma (DAC) at Sciences Po Saint-Germain and is a member of the CNRS research group on multilateralism (GRAM). Sam specializes in the governance of the European Union, defence policies and the arms industry in Europe. His current research focuses on the issue of Europe’s strategic autonomy.

He was formerly a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford (Nuffield College) and at King’s College London, an associate researcher at the Institute for Strategic Research of the Military Academy (IRSEM) and a visiting researcher at Harvard University and the University of Oxford (St Antony’s College and Maison française d’Oxford), and also an expert scholar at the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN).

He holds a PhD in International Relations from Sciences Po and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Montreal. His doctoral thesis won IHEDN’s top prize for 2018 and the French European Studies Association’s J.L. Quermonne Prize. He also won the 2019 Pierre Hassner Prize for the best article in strategic studies published in French.

His first book, Défense européenne. Émergence d’une culture stratégique commune [European Defence: Emergence of a Common Strategic Culture], was published in 2016, and the second one, Avec ou sans l’Europe. Le dilemme de la politique française d’armement [With or Without Europe. The Dilemma of French Armament Policy], in 2020.

He has also co-edited three volumes on the European governance of defence policies and has published, inter alia, in Critique internationale, European Security, French Politics, Gouvernement et action publique, Politique européenne and Revue internationale de politique comparée.


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