Pascal Venier


Dr Pascal Venier is a Historian of International Relations and Strategy. 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 and is currently writing a book on Sir Halford Mackinder and the Invention of Geopolitics.

Consultant & Trainer

He also runs a boutique training and consulting practice, Heuristiques. An experienced practitioner of the Personal Kanban method he has translated and prefaced the French edition of Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry’s Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life.

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.

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