Experts & Staff


Manuel Lafont Rapnouil

Head, ECFR Paris
Senior Policy Fellow

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Areas of Expertise: Security crisis management; multilateralism and the United Nations; European foreign policy; transatlantic relations; human rights; international law and justice; Middle East and North Africa; French foreign policy

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is a senior policy fellow and head of the Paris office of the European Council on Foreign Relations. His topics of focus include defence and security affairs, French foreign policy, the UN, and the Middle East and North Africa.  

From 2011 to 2015 Lafont Rapnouil headed the Political Affairs Division of the Department for UN affairs at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development; in this capacity, he was responsible for French foreign policy at the United Nations Security Council, including peacekeeping and sanctions. Prior to that, he held various postings within the French diplomatic service, including in Washington and at the Policy Planning Staff (Centre d’Analyse, de Prévision et de Stratégie). Lafont Rapnouil was also a rapporteur for both French White papers on Defence and National Security and on Foreign and European Policy (2008). From 2008 to 2010, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Europe Programme of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington-based think tank.


Latest from Manuel Lafont Rapnouil

  • L’Obs

    23rd June, 2019

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is quoted by L'Obs about the election of chinese candidate at the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)  of the United Nations. 

    Capital

    23rd June, 2019

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil quoted by Capital about the candidates for the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of th UN.

    Capital

    21st June, 2019

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil quoted by Capital about the candidates for the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of th UN.

    Geostrategia

    20th June, 2019

    Geostrategia republished Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Tara Varma and Nick Witney's report about nuclear deterrence in their editorial special second anniversary.

    20 Minutes

    27th May, 2019

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is quoted by 20 Minutes regarding European elections results.

    Reuters

    27th May, 2019

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is quoted by Reuters regarding 2019 European elections.

    AFP

    26th May, 2019

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is quoted by AFP 2019 European Parliament election.

    RFI

    23rd May, 2019

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is interviewed by RFI regarding European elections and eurosceptic parties.

    RFI

    16th May, 2019

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil participated in RFI's Débat du Jour radio show regarding 2019's European elections.

    Slate

    14th May, 2019

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is quoted by Slate regarding 2019's European elections.

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