Karim Emile Bitar is Director of Research at the Institute for International and Strategic Affairs in Paris (IRIS).

He is also editor of the French monthly public affairs magazine L’ENA Hors Les Murs.

He is an Associate Professor Université Saint-Joseph (USJ), an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Center for Security Policy and a Research Associate at Brussels’ Institut Medea. He is a Professor of International Relations and of History of Political Thought at several French Grandes Ecoles.

He graduated from l'ENA, from the Paris Institute of Political Studies, from the University of Paris Sorbonne and from McGill University.

He has also authored numerous book chapters and articles in leading publications.