Félix Blanc

After MA studies in philosophy and political science, I did my Ph. D. at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and the Institut de Recherches Stratégiques de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM, Paris). Funded by the Minister of Defense (DGA/CNRS) and defended in June 2014, my dissertation focuses on the organizational aspects of civilian/military relations in representative democracies (UK, France, USA).

From 2009 to 2013, I have been affiliated to the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEMas junior expert on constitutional and moral justifications of external military intervention.

From 2013 to 2016, I was also head of the public policy and institutions desk at Internet Without Borders (where I met Stephanie Lamy) working on issues of universal access to the Internet (especially looking at global infrastructures such as undersea cables and IXPs) and online protection of civil societies (especially in Africa where I conduct three on-ground missions with African journalists and activists).


Selected publications :

Military ethics


Parliamentary oversight and military intervention


Internet and democracy