Visit of the director of the Institute for Strategic Research [fr]
Dr Jean-Baptiste Jeangene Vilmer, director of the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM) visited Australia from 29th to 31st August, 2019.
Dr Jeangène-Vilmer introduced the current works and studies of the IRSEM, French Ministry of Defence think tank, to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in Canberra and to the Lowy Institute in Sydney, paving the way to future cooperation with the Australian think tanks.
The Institute for Strategic Research (Institut de recherche stratégique de l’École militaire), known as IRSEM, is the research institute of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces. Composed of forty five people, including both civilians and military personnel, the majority of whom hold doctoral degrees, IRSEM’s primary mission is to promote French research on defense and security issues. In addition to conducting research internally (for the benefit of the Ministry) and externally (for the wider strategic community), the IRSEM also encourages the emergence of a new generation of researchers, contributes to higher military education and engages in public debate on questions related to defense and security.