Nicolas Lemay-Hébert is in the final stage of completing a Ph.D. in political sciences at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po Paris). Nicolas has been studying the UN administrations of Kosovo and Timor-Leste, trying to understand how the specific mandates given to these missions have had an impact on the state-building process from a local standpoint. His past experience includes various teaching positions at Sciences Po Paris, visiting student at the Department of Political Science, Princeton University in 2007-2008, and at the Liechtenstein Institute for Self-Determination (LISD), Princeton University in 2008-2009. He notably conducted a research mission in Timor-Leste in 2008 for the Institutions for Fragile States Program (Princeton University). He also worked as an intern-analyst for the NGO Doctors Without Borders (2004) and for the French Embassy in Georgia (2006). He is currently Director of the Center for Peace Missions Studies at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair (University of Quebec in Montreal).


Book Chapters

  • «Nationalisme et relations internationales[Nationalism and International Relations] » in Stephane Paquin et Dany Deschênes (ed.), Introduction aux Relations Internationales [Introduction to International Relations]. Montréal: Chenelières, 2009.
  • «Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies: entre représentativité et efficacité (avec Ronald Hatto)[The United Nations Security Council: Between Representativity and Efficiency (with Ronald Hatto)] » in Guillaume Devin et Bertrand Badie (ed.), Le Multilatéralisme[Multilateralism]. Paris: La Découverte, 2007.

Journal Articles

  • « State-Building from the Outside-in: UNMIK and its paradox ». Journal of Public and International Affairs (forthcoming).
  • « UNPOL and Police Reform in Timor-Leste : Accomplishments and Setbacks ». International Peacekeeping. Vol. 16, no. 3, 2009.
  • «Statebuilding Without Nation-building? Legitimacy, State Failure and the Limits of the Institutionalist Approach ». Journal of Intervention and State-Building. Vol. 3, no. 1, 2009.
  • « The “Frozen Conflict” that Turned Hot: Conflicting State-Building Attempts in South Ossetia ». Central Asia and the Caucasus, no. 5, 2008.
  • « Zone of Conflict: Clash of Paradigms in South Ossetia ». Journal of Central Asian and Caucasus Studies, vol. 3, no. 8, 2008.
  • «La Géorgie prise entre évolution et révolution: la (re)construction de l’État géorgien en questions[GeorgiaBetween Evolution and Revolution: The (Re)construction of the Georgian State in Question] ». Transitions et sociétés, no. 11, décembre 2006.