Karim Emile Bitar is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute for International and Strategic Affairs in Paris (IRIS) and Editor of French monthly public affairs magazine L’ENA hors les murs. He is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Lebanon’s Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) and a Research Associate at Brussels’ Institut Medea. He is a Professor of International Relations and of History of Political Thought at several French Grandes Ecoles. He frequently testifies before the Foreign Affairs Committees of the French and European Parliaments.

He graduated from France’s National School of Administration (ENA, promotion Cyrano de Bergerac 1997-1999) and from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). He also studied Law at the University of Paris Sorbonne and obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and International Relations) from McGill University. 

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