Dr. Laurent Borzillo 

Laurent Borzillo is specialized in the fields of Franco-German relations and European defence. He graduated from Sciences Po Aix, the Université de Montpellier and the Université de Montréal. He holds a doctorate / Ph.D in political science from the Universities of Montpellier and Montreal (double-degree-programme). He is an affiliated researcher at the CEPEL (Université de Montpellier) and the CÉRIUM (Université de Montréal).


He worked for the DAS (Strategic Affairs Delegation) at the French Ministry of the Armed Forces and collaborated with German MPs in the Defence Commission of the Bundestag. He is the founder of the Forum de Défense et de Stratégie.


He is also a former participant of the Ihedn seminars and the RNS-NG (réseau nucléaire et stratégie – nouvelle génération). He has published a book on the Bundeswehr which was awarded a prize by the Ihedn and the Irsem (La Bundeswehr, De la pertinence des réformes à l’aune des opérations extérieures, L’Harmattan, 2014).

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Judith Kiene – Sponsorship and Partnership Officer

Enrolled in the binational BA./MA. study programme “International and European Governance” between Sciences Po Lille (France) and Westfälische Wilhemsuniversität Münster (Germany) Judith Kiene specialized in foreign and security policy in an European and international context. Therefore, she has begun in September 2019 the Master “Strategy, Intelligence and Risk Management” at Sciences Po Lille.

After experiences in the field of journalism and politics, Ms. Kiene completed an internship at Mittler Report Verlag contributing to publications such as “European security and technologies” (German), “European Security and Defence” (English) and the weekly appearing newsletter “Mittler Brief”.