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François Godement

Director of the Asia and China Programme, Senior Policy Fellow

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. 


Latest from François Godement


 

The European interest in an investment treaty with China (Podcast)

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.

 

The European interest in an investment treaty with China (Podcast)

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.

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The European interest in an investment treaty with China

by François Godement & Angela Stanzel - 19th February, 2015

In order to negotiate a meaningful treaty, Europeans need to unify around a negotiating mandate that reconciles their different interests.

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European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2015 - Francois Godement on Chapter 5: China and Asia (Podcast)

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.

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After the Paris Massacre: What will this change? (Commentary)

by François Godement - 12th January, 2015

France's response to the terrorist attacks shows strength and unity, but also underlying anger. 

After the Paris Massacre: the trouble within Islam (Commentary)

by François Godement - 08th January, 2015

To describe the victims at Charlie Hebdo as provocateurs or as anti-Islam, or to argue that perhaps French society have brought on this plague, misses the point entirely.

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Your investment, our economy

by François Godement & Agatha Kratz - 17th December, 2014

The real debate of the Chinese economy is between those who support selective market reforms and those who argue against any change.

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