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Dr David Cadier


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David Cadier

David-CadierDavid Cadier is a Fellow in International Strategy and Diplomacy at LSE IDEAS and a teaching fellow in the International Relations Department at the LSE.

Dr Cadier earned his PhD in Political Sciences and European Studies from Sciences Po (Paris) in 2012. His Dissertation, supervised by Professor Jacques Rupnik, analysed the foreign policies of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia since their accession to the EU. At IDEAS, he is mainly involved in the academic side of the running of the Executive Masters Program in Diplomacy and International Strategy.

Dr Cadier was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Washington (2011), a guest researcher at the Prague Institute of International Relations (2010) and a visiting scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston (2009). He held teaching positions in International Politics and European Affairs at Charles University in Prague (2010) and at Sciences Po in Lille (2012). Finally, he had professional experiences at the OSCE Headquarters in Vienna (External Cooperation Section at the Office of the Secretary General) (2007), at the OSCE Mission to Serbia (2008) and at the French Embassy to Estonia (2006).  

Areas of Expertise

  • Central Europe
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • EU policies towards the East: European Neighbourhood Policy and EU-Russia relations
  • Transatlantic relations


Recent Publications

‘The foreign policy of the Czech Republic’ in Bindi and Angelescu (eds.) Conflict or Convergence? The Challenges of Foreign Policy in a Globalized World. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2012.

‘Après le retour à l’Europe: la politique étrangère des pays d’Europe centrale’ [After the Return to Europe : The Foreign Policy of the Central European Countries], Politique étrangère, Septembre 3/2012 : 573-584.

‘Où va le Partenariat Oriental? L’UE et ses voisins européens’ [What Future for the Eastern Partnership? The EU and its Eastern Neighbours] (with Florent Parmentier), Revue du marché commun de l’Union Européenne, 552, 2011 : pp. 597-602.

‘EU mission in Kosovo (EULEX): constructing ambiguity or constructive disunity?’ Transatlantic Security Papers vol. 3, Washington and Paris: SAIS Centre for Transatlantic Relations/Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, June 2011.

‘Can civil society play a role in foreign policy? Societal groups and parastate organizations in the Czech Republic’. in Fischer and Pleines (eds.) Civil society in Central and Eastern Europe, Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2010, pp. 141-154.


  • GLOBSEC Diplomatic Forum
    Dr David Cadier is attending the 2014 edition of GLOBSEC, one of the leading foreign policy conference in Europe.
  • Approaching EU-Russia relations differently
    LSE IDEAS Fellow, Dr David Cadier, took part in a seminar organized by the Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group 'EU-Russia Relations: Developing a Transnational Perspective'. He spoke on the interaction of EU and Russia policies in their common neighbourhood.
  • International Studies Association Annual Convention 2014
    Dr David Cadier participated to the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association in Toronto. He presented a paper on the role of historical narratives in foreign policy discourses and another one on Czech Republic’s foreign policy towards the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood.
  • Weimar Triangle Working Sessions on EU-Russia relations
    LSE IDEAS Fellow, Dr David Cadier, participated to the 2014 Weimar Triangle Working Sessions, a workshop reuniting policy-makers, academics and journalists from Germany, France and Poland. This year’s topic was EU-Russia relations and Dr Cadier spoke on France’s policies towards Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood.
  • European Neighbourhood Policy and EU Enlargement
    Dr David Cadier published a chapter on the European Neighbourhood Policy in LSE IDEAS latest special report on EU enlargement.
  • National Perspectives on the Future of the EU
    Dr David Cadier took part in a round-table on the future of the EU organized, at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by the Prague Institute of International Relations and CERI-Sciences Po.
  • Dr David Cadier comments on spying allegations and EU-US relations
    LSE IDEAS Fellow, Dr David Cadier, comments on Voice of America on the potential impact of the spying allegations scandal for the future of transatlantic relations and the trade deal under discussion.
  • New and Evolving Trends of International Security
    A new publication co-edited by Dr David Cadier, prepared in the framework of the EU-funded Transworld project on the future of transatlantic relations and published by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in April 2013.
  • Russia’s policies towards the Balkans
    In the follow-up of a conference organized by LSE IDEAS on Russia’s policies in the Balkans region, Dr David Cadier provided video comments on the topic along with Dr Pete Duncan.
  • Analysis on the outcome of the Czech elections for LSE EUROPP Blog
    Dr Cadier comments on the outcome of the Czech presidential elections and examines its potential policy implications. He argues that while the new Czech President might bring about a change of rhetoric on Europe, a policy shift towards the EU appears unlikely.
  • The Consequences of the Czecho-Slovak Split: 20 Years On
    Dr David Cadier will participate in a conference organized at Sciences Po/CERI (Paris) on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Czecho-Slovak breakup. He will be speaking on the respective foreign policy courses of the Czech Republic and Slovakia since the split.
  • Evolving trends in transatlantic security
    Dr David Cadier took part in a workshop held at Sciences Po (Paris) on “Trends in international security and EU-US adjustment policies”. This workshop was organized in the framework of TRANSWORLD, a collaborative research project on the future of transatlantic relations funded by the EU Commission and involving 13 institutions from both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Democracy Promotion and Nation Building in US Foreign Policy
    IDEAS Fellow in Diplomacy and International Strategy Dr David Cadier participated to a symposium on democracy promotion and US foreign policy organized in Paris by the German Marshall Fund (GMF) and the Sorbonne University. He spoke on the European Endowment for Democracy and on the role of Central European states in the launch of this new EU instrument.
  • The Foreign Policy of Central European Countries
    Dr David Cadier has a piece on the foreign policies of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia in the September 2012 issue Politique Etrangère, the French policy journal on International Affairs.