Director of the Institut français des relations internationales

Thierry de Montbrial created the French IFRI in 1979 and is its President. He also directs the annual report of the IFRI, RAMSES (since 1983), and the review Politique Etrangère. In 2008, he launched the World Policy Conference. He is a professor emeritus and member of the Board of Directors of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. He was President of the Franco-Austrian Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (1985-2015). Thierry de Montbrial is a member of the Board of Directors of the Renault Foundation. He was also a member of the Advisory Council to the Secretary General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Geneva, and a member of the White Paper Commission on Defence and National Security (1993-1994; 2007-2008). In the academic field, he is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, the Carnegie Moscow Center, the Advisory Council of the Stanford Institute for International Studies, the Editorial Board of Russia in Global Affairs, Moscow. Between 1993 and 2001, he was the first President of the Foundation for Strategic Research. From 1973 to 1979, he was the first Director of the Centre d'Analyse et de Prévision of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which he had been asked to set up by the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, Michel Jobert. He held the chair of Applied Economics and International Relations at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (1995-2008) and was a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, where he chaired the Economics Department between 1974 and 1992. of which he chaired the Department of Economics between 1974 and 1992. Thierry de Montbrial was elected to the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques in 1992. He was President of this Academy for the year 2001 during which he was also President of the Institut de France. He is a founding member of the Académie des Technologies. He is also a member of the Academia Europaea (1993), the Royal Academy of Belgium (1996), the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (1999), the Romanian Academy (1999), the Russian Academy of Sciences (2003), the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2006), the Academy of Sciences of Bulgaria (2006), the Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras, Spain (2008). Thierry de Montbrial is Doctor Honoris Causa of the Romanian Academy for Economic Studies (1996), of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (2002), of the University of Brasov, Romania, (2003), of the Galatasaray University, Turkey, (2004), Chisinau State University, Moldova, (2005), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Russia, (2007), University of Bucharest, Romania, (2011) and Iasi, Romania (2014) and the University "St. Clement of Ohrid" in Sofia, Bulgaria (2017). He is Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit, Commander of the Order of Palms