INSTITUTE FRANCAIS DES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES - IFRIFRENCH INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Address: 27, rue de la Procession 75740
Paris Cedex 15 - France
Phone Number: 184.108.40.206.60.00 / Fax: 220.127.116.11.60.60
Web Site: http://www.ifri.org
The Institut francais des relations internationales (French Institute of International Relations) or Ifri, founded in 1979 by Thierry de Montbrial, is France's leading independent centre for research and debate on international relations. Its aim is to develop thinking on major contemporary international issues as well as to promote discussion at regional and international levels on international economic and security issues.
Ifri is a non-profit-making organisation. It is not subject to any administrative supervision, does not represent the views of any party and is free to decide on its own research agenda and activities.
Ifri has a staff of about 50 which includes 20 permanent researchers. Most of them also teach in universities or "grandes écoles". Ifri also relies on an extensive network of French and international specialists.
Ifri has the following goals:
- to contribute in France to a better understanding of the international environment,
- to provide a basis for better informed decision-making,
- to promote exchanges of views between French and international figures as well as observers of the international scene,
- to develop France's presence in international meetings, thus contributing to reinforce its influence world wide.
Ifri's partners are political and economic leaders, administrations (the Institute maintains ongoing ties in particular with the Policy Planning staffs of relevant ministerial departments), the international community of researchers, opinion leaders, scholars and postgraduate students. Ifri reaches out to all those who wish to enhance their understanding of the main trends in world affairs. The Institute's driving force comes from the participation of its members in the different activities it initiates.
To achieve these goals, Ifri relies on:
- various kinds of debates,
- research programmes and related publications,
- its quarterly review Politique Étrangère,
- Ramses, an annual report on international economic and political issues.
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