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IHEDN Youth Cycle looks at European strategic autonomy

Drapeau européen

At the end of November, the École Militaire hosted the 138e IHEDN-Jeunes cycle in the Île-de-France region, bringing together more than 80 students to learn about the major issues in national defence and international security.

During this week-long series of lectures, the young listeners were particularly impressed by the complexity of the subject and the clarity of the presentation. Bruno Dupré has a doctorate in law and is a graduate of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the University of Paris-II. He is a specialist in international security issues, which he tackled as a lawyer and then as a civil servant, notably at NATO.

In 2013, the Quai d'Orsay seconded him to the European External Action Service (EEAS), where he has been Political Adviser to the Secretary-General since 2017.

Bruno Dupré was therefore the ideal person to speak on the thorny issue of European strategic autonomy. Defining the concept, how it differs from sovereignty, its compatibility with NATO, the impact of the war in Ukraine... he covered every aspect in his talk, illustrated by this support which he and the EEAS have authorised us to publish.