Languages: French, English, Mandarin
Areas of Expertise: Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, issues of integration and conflicts
François Godement is the director of ECFR’s Asia & China programme and a senior policy fellow at ECFR.
He is a professor of political science at Sciences Po in Paris, as well as a research associate at Asia Centre, which he founded in 2005. He is a non-resident senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and an outside consultant for the Policy Planning Staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A long-time professor at France’s National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations, he created Asia Centre IFRI at the Paris-based Institut Français des Relations Internationales (1985-2005). In 2005 he founded Asia Centre as an independent centre for research on Asian issues as they intersect global debates. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm (Paris), where he majored in history, and he was a postgraduate student at Harvard University.
In 1995 he co-founded the European committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP), which he co-chaired until 2008. He has also been a member of the advisory board for the Europe China Academic Network (ECAN).
He is the editor of China Analysis, a quarterly analytical survey of Chinese news and debate published by Asia Centre and ECFR. His recent publications include Que veux la Chine? De Mao au capitalisme (2012), “China on Asia’s mind” (2014), and “France’s ‘pivot’ to Asia” (2014). He is a frequent contributor to media and academic debates on Asia and China.
by François Godement - 20th March, 2015
Europe should be financing its own public projects, not joining a venture driven by Chinese interests and standards.
13th March, 2015
Afin de négocier un traité significatif, François Godement, directeur du programme Asie et Chine de l’ECFR et co-auteur de la publication "L'intérêt européen dans un traité d' investissement avec la Chine", estime que les Européens ont besoin de s’unir autour d'un mandat de négociation réconciliant leurs intérêts.
24th February, 2015
Co-Autorin der neuen Publikation "The European interest in an investment treaty with China", Angela Stanzel, glaubt, dass die Notwendingkeit nach einem bilateralen Investitionsabkommen immer dringender wird.
23rd February, 2015
Listen to the authors of "The European interest in an investment treaty with China", ECFR policy fellow Angela Stanzel and senior policy fellow Francois Godement, discuss why they believe that in order to negotiate a meaningful treaty Europeans need to unify around a negotiating mandate that reconciles their different interests.
04th February, 2015
Francois Godement, director of ECFR’s China and Asia Programme, talks about the expansion of relations between the EU and Asia in 2014 through the EU’s confirmation of a free trade pact negotiation with Japan, and an agreement on joint action involving global security, along with the participation in peacekeeping efforts with South Korea.
by Julien Barnes-Dacey & Susi Dennison & Anthony Dworkin & Francisco de Borja Lasheras & Ellie Geranmayeh & François Godement & Andrew Hammond & Daniel Levy & Kadri Liik & Angela Stanzel & Rachel Tausendfreund & Mattia Toaldo & Andrew Wilson - 29th January, 2015
La Croix - 18th February, 2015
L’Express - 26th January, 2015
Xinhua - 20th January, 2015
Today’s Zaman - 09th January, 2015
Le Monde - 23rd December, 2014
AgiChina24 - 18th December, 2014