Gaspard Schnitzler
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Directeur de recherche à l'IRIS, responsable du Programme Industrie de défense et de sécurité

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Gaspard Schnitzler

Gaspard Schnitzler is Senior Research Fellow at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), where he heads the Defence & Security Industry Programme and the German Observatory. Specialised in European defence policy (CSPD) and armament related issues (defence industry, procurement, export), his current research focuses on France and Germany’s defence policies, Franco-German defence cooperation, as well as military space matters.

Before joining IRIS, Gaspard was a Research Fellow at the French Ministry of Defence from 2019 to 2020. Previously, he has been working as an intern for the French Defence Attaché in Austria and at Airbus’ Directorate for Defence Public Affairs in Paris.

He holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). Co-responsible for the « Defence, Security and Crisis Management » master’s degree at IRIS Sup’, he teaches French defence policy to graduate students.