CERIS Opening Lecture: The State of the World

On the occasion of the Opening Lecture of CERIS, Dr. Pascal Boniface, founding Director of the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs – IRIS, delivered a conference on “The State of the World” on Friday, October 21st, 2022. The ceremony took place in the presence of many ambassadors,  the former president of CERIS (2016-2022) H.E. Jan De  Bock, the Vice President of CERIS (Since 2021) Mr. Nicholas Williams, the Secretary General of CERIS Ms. Nadia Karorero and the Director of CERIS Mr. Nicolas Cornil.

Dr. Pascal BONIFACE is the founding Director of the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs – IRIS, based in Paris. He is the Director of the quarterly journal “La Revue internationale et stratégique” (International and strategic review) since 1991, and the Editor of “L’Année stratégique” (Strategic Yearbook) since 1985. Dr. Pascal BONIFACE has published or edited more than sixty books dealing with International Relations, Nuclear Deterrence and Disarmament, European Security, French International Policy, Sport in the International Relations (he developed the concept of Geopolitics of Sport) and also the conflict in the Middle-East and its impact in France. Many of them have become classics, reissued on a regular basis and translated in several languages. He publishes numerous articles in international and strategic reviews, is regularly present in the media, national and international, written and audiovisual, and gives many conferences in France and abroad. He’s one of the most followed geopolitical analysts on social networks (Facebook and Twitter). He also analyses international issues on his own YouTube channel and weekly podcasts  « Comprendre le monde  » (Understand the world), as well as on his blog (IRISMediapart and personal). Pascal Boniface is a member of the National Ethical Commission at the Fédération française du football (French Football Federation). He has been made a Chevalier of the French Award for distinguished services in public and private capacity, Officier of the Legion of honour and Chevalier of the Order fo the Arts and the Letters. He has received the “Prix Vauban” in 2011. [read more]