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Associate Fellow, Université Paris Cité

Florian Vidal is a Research Fellow at Ifri's Russia/NIS Center. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Paris Descartes University where research focused on Norway-Russia relations in the Arctic. His current research interests involve environmental issues, including mining stakes in remote areas.

Florian Vidal has extensive field experience in Northern Europe, Russia and Latin America. He is also an Associate Research Fellow at the Paris Interdisciplinary Energy Research Institute (University of Paris) and is involved in several scientific projects (APECS, Earth System Governance project, Extractive Industries Network, American Ecological Transitions at IHEAL-CREDA). He holds a Master's degree in Contemporary History from the University of Toulouse and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po Bordeaux.


  • 2019–present
    Research associate, LIED (UMR 8236) - Université de Paris
  • 2020–present
    Research fellow, IFRI


  • 2018 
    Université de Paris (Descartes), Doctorat - Sciences Politiques
  • 2007 
    Sciences Po Bordeaux, Master - Affaires Internationales
  • 2006 
    Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Master - Histoire Contemporaine