Dr Pascal Venier is a Historian of International Relations and a Geostrategist.

He hold a PhD in Modern History from Aix-Marseille University, awarded with distinction. He has worked for over twenty years as a professor in Britain, first at Liverpool Hope University (1992-1995) then at the University of Salford in Manchester (1995-2012). Between 2006 and 2015, he was a member of the editorial board of L’Espace Politique in Paris. He is currently an associate researcher at the Conseil québécois d’Études géopolitiques at Université Laval.

He is currently writing a book on Sir Halford Mackinder and the Invention of Geostrategy.

Selected publications

“La pensée géopolitique de Sir Halford J. Mackinder, l’apôtre de la puissance amphibie”, in Hervé Coutau-Bégarie and Martin Motte (ed.), Approches de la géopolitique, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, Paris, Economica, 2013, pp. 483-507.

“Main Theoretical Currents in Geopolitical Thought in the Twentieth Century”, L’Espace Politique, 2011, vol. 12, n° 3, pp. 1-9.

« The diplomatic context : Britain and International Relations around 1904 », in Brian W. Blouet (ed.), The Geographical Pivot of History: Halford Mackinder and the Defence of the West, London: Frank Cass, 2005, pp. 93-106.

“The Geographical Pivot of History and Early 20th Century Geopolitical Culture”, The Geographical Journal, vol. 170, n° 4, décembre 2004, pp. 330-336.

[Other publications]