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CEIM, OSINTPOL and GRIP launch their joint “Peace and Armaments” Student Award

Josselin Droff May 17, 2016 Tags: , , , News No comments
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The Centre d’études sur l’intégration et la mondialisation (CEIM, Montreal), the Fonds de dotation Open Source Intelligence on Politics (OSINTPOL, Paris) and the Groupe de recherche et d’information sur la paix et la sécurité (GRIP, Brussels) have just launched their joint “Peace and Armament” Award.

The “Peace and Armaments” Award is inspired by the seminal works of the late professor Yves Bélanger (University of Quebec in Montreal) and Jean-Paul Hébert (EHESS, Paris) in the field of defence economics, notably concerning the armaments industry.

It aims at selecting the best original analysis paper in French. The first prize is a €2,500 scholarship, which aims at encouraging the continuation of independent studies. Sponsoring organizations will eventually publish the selected paper.

The “Peace and Armaments” Award targets the armaments-related research field in terms of strategic, legal, ethical, technological, industrial, political and economic dimensions as well as the design, use and trade of conventional weapons and security systems.

The deadline to submit a paper for the 2016 edition is October 31st, 2016.

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About Josselin Droff

My Ph.D dissertation discussed spatial issues in defense economics, with a special focus on the industrial organization of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of defense platforms.I still work on the organization of defense production with concepts and tools of spatial and regional economic theory. More particularly, I am currently working on the application of spatial economic concepts to the organization of European defense. I'm also involved in a project financed by the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction Générale pour l'Armement - DGA). The project deals with innovation issues in defense equipment. In another work in progress, I study the regional impact of French defense reforms since the beginning of the 2000s.

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