Elie Perot is a Programme Director of Postgraduate Certificate in EU Policy Making and a PhD Researcher at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB). He holds a Master in Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, (Summa cum laude) (2014) and a M.A. in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges (Chopin Promotion 2015-2016). Previously, Elie has carried research work for the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) on nuclear deterrence and missile defence systems. As an intern, he has also worked as a speechwriter in the General Directorate of National Police in the French Ministry of Interior, as well as for the Defence Office of the French Embassy in Italy and for the Conseil d'Etat, France's supreme court for public law. In september 2017, he was awarded the "Young Researcher Prize” (Prix du jeune chercheur) at the annual symposium of the French Association for Defence and Security Law (AFDSD - Association Française de Droit de la Sécurité et de la Défense).
His research focuses on the responses of the EU and of NATO to the Ukraine crisis.