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Pascal Vennesson

In September 2012 Pascal Vennesson moved to Nanyang Technological University

Secretary/Administrative Assistant:

[email protected] (SPS), Tel. [+39] 055 4685 244 (for seminars and Ph.D. supervisees)

Nanyang Technological University

Block S4, Level B4, Nanyang Avenue

Singapore 639798

Tel (standard): +65 6790 6982

Fax: +65 6794 0617

Email: [email protected]

Short Biography

Born in 1967, Pascal Vennesson is professor of political science, Joint Chair RSCAS, Professor of Security Studies at the European University Institute, Social and Political Science Department and Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies.

He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from the Institute of political studies in Paris (Sciences-Po) and was Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control, at the Mershon Center, Ohio State University, and research associate at the Center for Science and International Affairs, The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Professeur agrégé des universités (full professor tenured) (1997), he taught at the University of Tours, and since 2000 at the University Panthéon-Assas, Paris II where he is on leave. He was Professorial Lecturer in International Relations at the Bologna Center of the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University from 2000 to 2004.

Prof. Vennesson served in the French Ministry of Defense from 1999 to 2003 as Director of the Center for social science studies of defense (Centre d'études en sciences sociales de la défense-Secrétariat général pour l'administration) where he was responsible for promoting policy-relevant social science research on defense policy.

He is the author of Les chevaliers de l'air. Aviation et conflits au XXème siècle [Air Knights. Air power and conflict in the 20th century] (Paris, Presses de Science Po, 1997), Sociologie militaire. Armées, guerre et paix [Military Sociology. Armed forces, war and peace] (Paris, Armand Colin-Sociologie, 2000) (with Theodore Caplow), editor of, Politiques de défense. Institutions, innovations, européanisation [Defense Policies. Institutions, innovations, europeanization] (Paris, L'Harmattan-Logiques politiques, 2000), and Dictionnaire des relations internationales. Approches, concepts, doctrines. [Dictionary of International Relations] (with Marie-Claude Smouts et Dario Battistella). Paris, Dalloz, 2003. His articles have appeared in Cultures et Conflits, The Journal of Strategic Studies, National Security Quarterly, Politix, Revue française de science politique, La Revue Tocqueville-The Tocqueville Review.

He is currently working on the changing utility of military power in international politics, and on Europe's power and impact worldwide.

Short Bio  


Active: French, English

Passive: Italian, Spanish.

Recent Publications

"Military Strategy in the Global Village," New Global Studies: Vol. 3 : Iss. 3, Article 1 (2009). DOI: 10.2202/1940-0004.1074 Available at: 

"Competing Visions for the European Union Grand Strategy," European Foreign Affairs Review, 15 (2010), pp. 57-75.

Working Paper Series

Working Paper Series on the theme of "European Worldviews" (edited by P. Vennesson)


  • European Security (Spring 2004)
  • War and Strategy Today (Autumn 2004)
  • Europe and the World: The Making of a Great Power? (Spring 2005)
  • Compulsory Methods Seminar (Spring 2005)
  • International Security and Strategy (Autumn 2005)
  • Europe in World Politics (Spring 2006)
  • The Transformation of War (Autumn 2006)
  • Europe in World Politics (Spring 2007)
  • The Transformation of War (Autumn 2007)
  • The European Union and the World (Spring 2008)
  • Wars and beyond: New Approaches to Security Policy-making (Autuumn 2008)

  • The European Union and the World (together with Marise Cremona, Law Department) (Spring 2009)

  • War and Politics in a Global Age (Autumn 2009)

  • The EU n the World (together with Marise Cremona, Law Department) (Spring 2010)

  • Core methods seminar (with D. Della Porta) (Autumn 2010)

  • The Transformation of War (Autumn 2010)



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