Dr Emmanuelle Blanc

LSE Fellow


Office Hours
Tuesday 17:00-18:00 in KSW 3.01
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Key Expertise
EU Foreign Policy; Diplomacy; Emotions in IR

About me

Emmanuelle Blanc completed her PhD in International Relations at the LSE under the supervision of Dr Federica Bicchi. Her dissertation explores the extensive use of political dialogues by the European Union in its external relations. Interdisciplinary in nature, her approach draws on socio-psychological insights to explore the needs and modes of communications characterizing the EU's interactions with arguably its most Significant Other, i.e. the United States. The thesis challenges conventional IR theories on political dialogues by highlighting the existence of powerful recognition processes at play in these symbolically framed interactions. Drawing on a variety of ethno-graphic methods, the thesis demonstrates that the EU uses these dialogues in order to get recognition and anchor its institutional identity as a relevant and distinct international actor.

Prior to joining LSE 100, Emmanuelle taught Foreign Policy Analysis in the Department of International Relations at the LSE and IR at King's College, London. She holds an MA and BA in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Emmanuelle's work has been published in the Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD) and by the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) affiliated with Tel Aviv University. Her research interests include EU's foreign policy, the transatlantic relations, EU-Israel relations, recognition theory and emotions in International Relations.

Passionate about pedagogy, she also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at the Full Associate Level.



LSE PhD Scholarship (2013-2018)

Carmon Prize, Leonard Davis Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2013)

Pratt Award, IR Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2011)

Selected Publications

2017: “Schengen Area Shaken: The Impact of Immigration-related Threat Perceptions on the European Security Community: The Case of the Schengen Area”, Journal of International Relations and Development, 20 (3). pp. 511- 542 (with Tal Dingott-Alkopher)


2014: “When Soft Power Meets Hard Security: Can the EU’s non- proliferation policy contribute to Israel’s national security?”. In: Arms Control and National Security: New Horizons. Eds. Landau, Emily B. and Kurz, Anat. Memorandum No. 135. Tel Aviv: Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)