Under the academic supervision of Dean Professor Pascal Chaigneau and Academic Director Dr Fouad Nohra, many French and international high ranking personalities, university professors diplomats and other experts are involved in the CEDS teaching programmes:

  • Souha AKIKI, Director of Paris Graduate School.
  • Carole ANDRE DESSORNES, Consultant.
  • Jean-David AVENEL, Professor at Paris Est Créteil University, Dean of the Faculty of administration and International Exchanges.
  • Francis BALLE, Universities Chancellor, Director of the Institute of Research and Communication Studies.
  • Isabelle BALOT, Former Expert for the United Nations Development Programme, Expert for the EuropeanCommission.
  • Mokhtar BEN BARKA, Professor at Valenciennes University, former Member of the National Council of Universities.
  • Mustapha BENCHENANE, Honorary Associate Professor at Paris Descartes University, lecturer at NATO Defense College.
  • Leila BENKIRANE, Former Chief of Staff at United Nations Office in Geneva.
  • Eugène BERG, Ambassador of the French Republic.
  • Philippe BOULANGER, Professor at Paris 8 University
  • Carlos CARRASCO, Ambassador and former Minister of the Republic of Bolivia, Delegate of the Latin Union at UNESCO.
  • Raymond CARTER, Colonel, International security operations expert.
  • Pascal CHAIGNEAU, Professor at Paris Descartes University, Director of HEC Center for Geopolitics, Barrister specialist in international law, Dean of CEDS.
  • Sylvie CIABRINI-ROUSSEAU, Associate Professor at Paris Est Créteil University.
  • Aurel CROISSANT, Professor at Heidelberg University.
  • Jean-Michel DASQUE, Ambassador of the French Republic, Chair of the Pacific Institute.
  • Amir DHIA, Doyen à l’INSEEC, Former Dean of Studies at INSEEC – Life long Education Center at University of Business and Technology in Jeddah.
  • Daniel DORMOY, Professor at Paris Sud University.
  • Alena DOUHAN, Professor at Belarus State University.
  • Isabelle DUQUESNE, Manager of Eurobogen.
  • Olivier ECHAPPE, Magistrate, Councellor for the « Cour de Cassation ».
  • Derek EL ZEIN, Associate Professor at Paris Descartes University.
  • Meriem MEHADJI, Professor at Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales
  • Georges ESTIEVENART, Honorary Director of the European Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), Researcher at the Institute for Prospective and Security in Europe.
  • Rachad FARAH, Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti.
  • Hassen FODHA, Ambassador, Honorary Director of United Nation Information Center for Europe.
  • Thierry GARCIN, Honorary Programme Manager at Radio France, Associate Professor at HEC Business School.
  • Thérèse GASTAUT, Honorary Director of the United Nations Information Department.
  • Andrei GRATCHEV, Former Spokesman of Mikhail Gorbachev, Chair of the World Political Forum.
  • Kamal HAMMAD, Professor and Honorary Dean at the Lebanese State University.
  • Jorge HUERTA JEMIO, Professor at the Government College of Universidad de Chile.
  • Jean-Paul JOUBERT, Emeritus Professor from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University Honorary Director of « Centre Lyonnais d’Etudes de Sécurité et Défense ».
  • Jean-Marc JOURNOT, Air force Division General, Honorary Director of the War College.
  • Edmond JOUVE, Emeritus Professor at Paris Descartes Sorbonne Paris Cité University.
  • Aissa KADRI, Honorary Director of « Centre Maghreb-Europe ».
  • Fereydoun KHAVAND, Honorary Assistant Professor at Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité University.
  • Chantal Nina KOUOH, Independent Diplomat, Adviser for Central and Western African Governments.
  • Olivier LAJOUS, Navy Wing Viceadmiral, Navy Chief of Staff.
  • Bertrand LANG, Associate Professor at Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité University.
  • Serge LARROQUE, Colonel, Aeronautic Group Manager at Thalès.
  • Mikhaïl LEBEDEV, Barrister and former Russian Diplomat.
  • Delphine LECOUTRE, Lecturer at EDHEC Business School.
  • Jean-Marc de LEERSNYDER, Professor at the Executive Education of HEC Business School.
  • Jean-Pierre MACHELON, Emeritus Professor at Paris Descartes University, Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Law, former Member of the French Suprême Council of Justice.
  • Khelifa MESSAMAH, Associate Professor at Paris 8 University.
  • Hanifa MEZOUI, Former Head of NGO branch in ECOSOC, Senior Advisor at The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
  • Reda MEZOUI, Director of the Public Policies Laboratory in Algiers.
  • Fouad NOHRA, Associate Professor at Paris Descartes Sorbonne Paris Cité University, Academic Director of CEDS.
  • Fotis PAPATHANASSIOU, Director of CEDS Athens branch.
  • Jean-Jacques PATRY, Research Director at Fondation pour la recherche Stratégique, Directeur of the European Center for Operational Strategic Research.
  • Mickael POYET, First Councellor at Versailles Court of Appeal, former Advisor at Ministry of Defence.
  • Christian QUESNOT, Army General, Chair of Comité d’Etude de la Défense Nationale, Former Chief Commander for the President of Republic.
  • Thierry RAMBAUD, Professor at Paris Descartes University, Former Advisor for the Minister of Higher Education, Expert at the Council of Europe.
  • Michel RAIMBAUD, Ambassador of France, Honorary Director of the French Office for Refugees and Stateless.
  • Hubert de REVIERS de MAUNY, Général, Honorary Director of the French War College.
  • Jean-Louis SCARINGELLA, Former Director of Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Professeur associé à l’Université Paris II Panthéon Assas.
  • Michael STRAUSS, Journalist, co-director of the Collection “Diplomacy and Strategy” at L’Harmattan Edition.
  • Dominique TRINQUAND, General, Former Head of the Military Mission for the French Representative at the United Nations Security Council.
  • Olivier TRAMOND, Armed Corps General, Former Director of the « Centre de Doctrine d’Emploi des Forces ».
  • Bassam TAYARA, Lecturer à l’INALCO.
  • Michel VAKALOULIS, Associate Professor at Paris 8 University.
  • Thierry VAUTRIN, Under Secretary General of European Affairs at the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • Jacques WALSH, Général,Défense Attaché.
  • Marion TUPLER, Legal Advisor

In memory of the professors who got seriously involved in CEDS programmes:

  • Michel GUILLOU, Former Emeritus Professor from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (died in February 2018).
  • Alice HECHT, Former Chief of Protocol of United Nations, Chaired the UN negotiation exercises at CEDS (died in January 2017).
  • Xavier de VILLEPIN, Former Chair of the French Senate Defence Committee ; delivered outstanding lectures in geopolitics at CEDS (died in October 2014).