Dr. Félix Blanc
Dr. Félix Blanc graduated from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and holds a doctorate in political science from the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS Paris), where he is now associate researcher at the Raymond Aron Center (CESPRA). He has been a visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University and University College London. He has taught in philosophy and political science at Sorbonne University and Science Po Paris, and is now lecturer on institutional design and political communication at Nice Sophia Antipolis University.
His research deals with representative democracies challenged by their civil/military relations or parliamentary oversight on foreign affairs. He has conducted several field research on British, French and American institutions, and has also contributed to prominent publications in this area.
In addition to his academic career, Blanc has provided expertise to the French ministry of defense. In view of recent conflicts, he has assessed critically the 2008 constitutional reform that introduced devices to balance legislative and executive powers in matters of military operations.
He has also worked for Internet Without Borders, an NGO that promotes free and affordable access to the Web. In collaboration with the Alliance for Affordable Internet (Washington), he released a case study on the institutional barriers that slow down Internet development in Cameroon and Central Africa.