Florian Vidal

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS
Research Fellow, French Institute of International Relations (Ifri), Paris, France
Research Associate, Paris Interdisciplinary Energy Research Institute, University of Paris, France
External Advisor on Nordic and Russian policies in the Arctic, French Ministry of the Armed Forces, France

PREVIOUS BACKGROUND
Project Manager, Global Arctic MOOC, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (2018-2019)
Senior Consultant, ADIT Group, Paris, France (2013-2017)
Independent Consultant, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010-2011)
Cultural and education attaché, Alliance Française, Kazan, Russia (2009)
Teacher and cultural expert, Alliance Française, Novosibirsk, Russia (2008)

EDUCATION
PhD Political Science, University of Paris, France, 2018
MA International Relations, Sciences Po Bordeaux, France, 2007
MA History, University of Toulouse, France, 2006 (including a year at the University of Oslo, Norway)
BA History, University of Toulouse, France, 2004

 

ARTICLES
‘Introduction. L’Arctique, défis et perspectives pour la gouvernance du XXIe siècle’ [Introduction. The Arctic, Challenges and Opportunities for the Governance in the 21st Century] (with Camille Escudé-Joffre and Pauline Pic), Revue d’Études Internationales, 2021. 51(1): 5–29.
‘Destination Moon: is it time for us to send astronauts back?’ (wih José Halloy), The Conversation, 2021.
‘De l’espace aux océans : les nouvelles frontières minières’ [From Space to Oceans: The New Mining Frontiers] (with José Halloy), The Conversation, 2021.
‘Russlands internationale Raumfahrtstrategie: Ein schwieriges Gleichgewicht zwischen der Wahrung historisch gewachsener Kooperationen und dem Aufbau neuer Partnerschaften’ [Russia’s International Space Strategy: A Difficult Balance Between Preserving Historically Established Cooperation and Building New Partnerships], Russland-Analysen, n° 401, 2021.
‘L’Amérique latine à l’épreuve du COVID-19’ [Latin America and the Covid-19’s event], Politique Étrangère, 2020. 85(4): 135–144.
‘Objectif Lune : le temps de la reconquête ?’ [Objective Moon: The Time of Reconquest?] (with José Halloy), The Conversation, 2020.
‘Norvège-Russie : un pont pour défier des relations en berne’ [Norway-Russia: A Bridge to Challenge Declining Relationships], Regard sur l’Est, 2020.
‘Les opérations extractives en Arctiques : les cas d’Equinor et de Norilsk Nickel’ [Extractive Operations in the Arctic: The Cases of Equinor and Norilsk Nickel], in Magali Vullierme (ed.), Réalités opérationnelles de l’environnement arctique. Approches transdisciplinaires et transsectorielles des impacts du changement climatique dans les sous-régions arctiques (Paris: IRSEM). 2020. 74: 33–42.
‘The Barents Sea: Environment Cooperation in the Anthropocene Era’, E-International Relations, 2018.
‘Svalbard : point de friction entre la Norvège et la Russie’ [Svalbard: A Hotspot Between Norway and Russia], Revue Défense Nationale, 2018. 808: 100–106.
‘Barents Region: The Arctic Council as a Stabilizing Magnet’, in Lassi Heininen, Heather Exner-Pirot and Joël Plouffe (eds.), Arctic Yearbook 2016 (Akureyri: NRF). 2016.

BOOK CHAPTERS
‘Regional Governance: The Case of the Barents Region’, in Matthias Finger and Gunnar Rekvig (eds.), Global Arctic. An Introduction to the Multifaceted Dynamics of the Arctic (Cham: Springer). 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-81253-9
‘La région de Barents : une interface Europe/Arctique’ [The Barents Region: Europe/Arctic Interface], in Camille Escudé-Joffre (ed.), Les régions de l’Arctique, (Paris: Editions Atlande). 2019.
‘Bellona and the Environmental Policy in the Barents Region: A Pivotal Facilitator’, in Nikolas Sellheim and Dwayne Ryan Menezes (eds.), Non-State Actors in the Arctic (Cham: Springer). Forthcoming 2022.
‘Mourmansk’ [Murmansk], in Nicolas Escach and Camille Escudé-Joffre (eds.), Arctique, Collection ‘Odyssée, villes-portraits’, (Lyon: ENS Editions). Forthcoming 2022.
‘European Policies in the Arctic: National Strategies or a Common Vision?’ (with Emilie Canova, Camille Escudé-Joffre and Andreas Raspotnik), in Anastasia Likhacheva (ed.), Arctic Fever: Political, Economic & Environmental Aspects of New Regional Agendas (London: Palgrave MacMillan). Forthcoming 2022.

Curriculum Vitae
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