Barthelemy Courmont is assistant-professor in contemporary history, Catholic University of Lille, and research-fellow at IRIS. He holds a PhD in political science from the Paris 7 University, a Master in Defense studies form Paris 2 University and a Master in Diplomacy from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales.
He was also visiting-fellow at Columbia University in New York. He is now Assistant-professor at the Catholic University of Lille after occupying several positions in various universities, in Korea, Canada and France.
He is research-fellow at the Paris-based Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) where he mostly focuses on East-Asia and the Pacific and relations with the U.S., strategic studies, nuclear issues and new threats.
He is Associate-director, security and Defense, at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, UQAM, Montréal, where he was Invited-professor in 2009-2010.
He is chief-editor (wih Emmanuel Lincot) of the French quarterly Monde chinois, nouvelle Asie, that aims at studying contemporary issues in East Asia, and has published more tha n 20 monographs and edited books.
Area of expertise:
– North East-Asia
– The U.S. foreign policy, notably the pivot strategy
– Nuclear issues
– New threats
– Soft power strategies
– Cultural security