Emmanuel R. Goffi holds a PhD in Political Science/International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris-Centre de Recherche Internationales (Science Po-CERI), 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’Etudes Politiques d’Aix en Provence. He is a specialist in military ethics togeter with defence and security studies. He served in the French Air Force for 22 years and is currently a research fellow at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Canada. He is also an associate doctor with Science Po-CERI, and a research fellow with the Centre FrancoPaix, at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Emmanuel lectured in International Relations, the Law of Armed Conflicts, and Ethics at the French Air Force Academy. He also lectured in International Relations in several universities and educational institutions, in France and Canada. He has given numerous talks on ethics all around the world. He published numerous articles and book chapters, and is the author of a book about morality and the French forces, Les armées françaises face à la morale : une réflexion au cœur des conflits modernes (Paris : L’Harmattan, 2011). Emanuel also co-edited and contributed to an edited comprehensive volume about drones: Les drones aériens : passé, présent et avenir. Approche globale (Paris: La Documentation française, 2013).
Emmanuel’s current research focuses on the ethical aspects of defence and security issues with a concentration on the dronization and robotization of the battlefield.