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Polish-French Academic Co-operation

Christian Lequesne

French academic, known as one of the most brilliant specialists of the EU.

Deputy Director of the Centre de recherches internationales (CERI) from 2000 to 2003, he is also a professor at SciencesPo before being in charge of the CEFRES in Czech Republic from 2004 to 2006. Then from 2006 to 2008, he was named SciencesPo – LSE Alliance Professor at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. In January 2009, he became the Director of the CERI. As a visiting professor, he intervenes in many universities and instates of research in the world.

In his teachings and publications, he helps us to better understand the functioning of the EU, the institutional landscape, the Community policies and the diplomatic practices. With Jean-Louis Quermonne, he created at SciencesPo both the Cycle supérieur d'études européennes and the so-called Europe scholarship.

Thanks to his experience in Prague, he developed research networks in social sciences about France and Central European countries relations. He is also a co-director of the European Review of International Affairs (ERIS) and a member of the international scientific committee of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, du Journal of European Integration and of Politique Européenne .

He received the Ordre des Palmes académiques and the medal František Palacký in social sciences from the Academy of science of Czech Republic. In 2011, with Yves Doutriaux, he obtained the Prize « To Better Understand Europe », given by the Center for European culture.