CESIM (Center for International Security and Arms Control Studies) is a research center specialized in arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament. Founded in 1999 by a group of French experts, it is an independent non-profit organization (French « Loi de 1901 »). Its mission is to be a pole of expertise dealing with weapons of mass destruction and to contribute to develop research, analysis, higher education, and global expertise in the field of arms control.
Bernard Sitt - Director
Bernard Sitt is the founder and director of CESIM. A former director for international affairs at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), he has also been an associate professor at the University of Marne-la-Vallée. He teaches at IEP Paris (Sciences Po Paris). He is also a member of the managing and editorial boards of the Annuaire français de relations internationales, a member of the board of the Center on Policy, Intelligence and Counter-terrorism, at Macquarie University in Sidney.