Professor at Sciences Po University and Research Fellow with the National Centre for Scientific Research
Dr Marie Mendras is professor at Sciences Po University and research fellow with the National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris. She is a member of the European U4U, UnityforUkraine group of experts. In 2019, Dr Mendras was a visiting scholar at Hong Kong Baptist University and in 2016-17 a Kennan Institute Expert at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. In 2008-09, she was a professor at the London School of Economics. In 2010, Dr Mendras served as director of the Policy Planning Staff at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in previous years as a consultant at the MFA and Ministry of Defence. Dr Mendras is the author of Russian Politics. The Paradox of a Weak State (2012), The Rising Cost of Russia’s Authoritarian Foreign Policy (2015), Russian Elites Worry. The Unpredictability of Putinism (2016), and Permanent War (2022).