Emmanuel Goffi

Emmanuel R. Goffi has served in the French Air Force for 22 years. He is a specialist in military ethics, and defence and security studies. He lectured in IR, the Law of Armed Conflict, and Ethics at the French Air Force Academy for five years, and also led the Department of Human Science for two years. He was then appointed as an analyst and research associate at the Center for Aerospace Stategic Studies in Paris. Emmanuel also lectured in IR at the Management Institute in Paris, at the Diplomatic Science Institute in Marseille, at the Paris Graduate School of Business and Management, and Brandon University. He is also a research associate with the Centre FrancoPaix at the Université du Québec à Montréal and with the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales de l’Université de Montréal.
Emmanuel graduated in International Relations & Communication from the French Air Force Academy. He holds a PhD in Politcial Science from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris-Centre de recherches internationales (Science Po-CERI). His dissertation title was: “Supreme sacrifice: A critical approach of the construction of a myth. French officers and the death pro patria in the context of the conflict in Afghanistan”. He also holds a master's degree in political science “International affairs - Conflicts and Security” from Science Po, and a research master's degree in political science “Geostrategy, defence and security” from the Institut d’études politiques d’Aix en Provence.
Dr. Goffi's researches focus on constructivism in international relations, the ethical aspects of the dronization and robotization of the battlefield, peace operations in the Sahel region, and the political-military relationship in France.

Selected publications:
- Emmanuel Goffi. L’opération Barkhane : entre victoires tactiques et échec stratégique. Eléments de réflexion sur l’intervention militaire française dans la bande sahélo-saharienne. Rapport de recherche no. 3. Centre FrancoPaix en résolution des conflits et missions de paix, Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Juin 2017.
- Emmanuel Goffi. Barkhane : la régionalisation comme modèle pour l’avenir des interventions en Afrique. Bulletin FrancoPaix, Vol. 2, No. 2, Février 2017. p. 1-6.
- Bruno Charbonneau, Emmanuel Goffi, Adam Sandor, Jonathan Sears, and Julien Toureille. Quels futurs pour le maintien de la paix et la gouvernance sécuritaire en Afrique ? Ordre, violence et légitimité. Rapport d'analyse no. 1 du Centre FrancoPaix en résolution des conflits et missions de paix, Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, juin 2016.
- Sébastien Mazoyer, Jérôme Lespinois, Emmanuel Goffi, et al. (dir.). Les drones aériens : passé, présent et avenir. Approche globale. Paris : La Documentation française, coll. Stratégie aérospatiale, 2013. 708 p.
- Emmanuel Goffi. There is No Real Moral Obligation to Obey Orders: Escaping from ‘Low Cost Deontology’. In Andrea Ellner, Paul Robinson, David Whetham (eds.). When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2013. p. 43-68.
- Emmanuel Goffi. Leadership in a World of Blurred Responsibilities. In Paolo Tripodi, Carroll J. Connelley (eds.). Aspects of Leadership: Ethics, Law and Spirituality. Quantico VA: Marine Corps University Press, 2012. p. 87-110.
- Emmanuel Goffi. Les armées françaises face à la morale : une réflexion au cœur des conflits modernes. Paris : L’Harmattan, coll. Histoire de la Défense, 2011. 216 p.