Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hébert
BA (Montreal), MSc, PhD (Sciences Po Paris)
Nicolas is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations, and the Department’s Director of Research. He graduated with his PhD in international relations from Sciences Po Paris (Institute for Political Studies in Paris) in 2010. Prior to joining ANU in 2019, Nicolas worked as an invited professor at the University of Quebec at Montreal and senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham. His current research interests include statebuilding and intervention issues in Asia/Pacific and beyond. He is particularly interested in local resistance to international interventions and the political economy of interventions.
Nicolas has co-edited four books, including Semantics of Statebuilding: Language, Meanings and Sovereignty (Routledge, 2014); The Political Invention of Fragile States (Routledge, 2015); and Hybridity: Law, Culture and Development (Routledge, 2017).
Nicolas is the co-editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding and the Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding. He is currently the program co-chair for the Peace Section at the International Studies Association.
Nicolas teaches the undergraduate course Understanding Peace and Conflict INTR1021 (Semester 1, 2020) and the graduate course Interventions & Statebuilding: From Fragility to Resistance INTR8078 (Semester 1, 2020).