Ludovic Jeanne is an Assistant Professor of Geopolitics. He joined EM Normandie in 2007. He has a PhD in human, economic and regional geography from the Université de Caen-Normandie, awarded in 2002. His thesis is entitled “le karaté à l'épreuve du monde : diffusion socio-spatiale d'une pratique corporelle : analyse comparative des formes de pratique en France et au Japon” (“karate: socio-spatial mapping of a physical activity: comparative analysis of forms of practice in France and Japan”). His research interests are geopolitical, geoeconomic (rare earths) and regional development issues. His research studies now focus on regional risk and spatial ergonomics, namely in relation to understanding “terrorist threats”, their social and political construction and their social and political effects in their geographical expressions.