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 - 06th May, 2015
China's recent moves suggest it is working to lower standards in the global system.
02nd April, 2015
Podcast du BCM Russie-Chine organisé dans les locaux de l'ECFR le lundi 30 mars avec François Godement et Alexander Gabuev.
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.
Hindustan Times - 17th May, 2015
La Croix - 24th April, 2015
Channel News Asia - 07th April, 2015
Channel News Asia - 06th April, 2015
La Croix - 18th February, 2015
L’Express - 26th January, 2015