Director, 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 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 and Sciences Po, 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).
The last ten days have been big for the EU and its partners in Asia, namely China and Japan. With EU-China and EU-Japan summits resulting in historic agreements, the EU is slowly strengthening its relationships with allies to the east.
The four power audits show that Europeans, particularly when working together, retain the capacity to cooperate and compete effectively with all these powers. But they also show that, in each case, Europe is failing to do so.
Mark Leonard speaks with Francois Godement and Jeremy Shapiro about what kind of leverage Europe can have over America and other great powers. And should Europe behave differently in institutions such as G7 and UN? The podcast was recorded on 26 July 2018.
Mark Leonard speaks with Asli Aydıntaşbaş, Kadri Liik, François Godement and Jeremy Shapiro about Europe’s relations with the US, China, Russia and Turkey. The podcast was recorded on the 6 March 2018.
Mark Leonard speaks to François Godement and Abigaël Vasselier from the ECFR Asia & China team to get their reactions to President Macron's recent visit to China. They discuss the relationship between Europe and China more broadly, using the findings from their recent publication "China at the gates: A power audit of EU-China relations".
Discussion avec Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR et François Godement, directeur du programme Asie de l'ECFR du 18/12/2017 à propos de la sortie du nouveau Power Audit sur les relations Chine-UE.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard discusses Trump's foreign policy and its global consequences with ECFR's research director, Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR's Russia expert, Kadri Liik and ECFR's China expert, Francois Godement.
Podcast du Black Coffee Morning "Le 19ème Congrès et la Chine de Xi Jinping" du 13/10/2017 animé par François Bougon, auteur du tout récent ouvrage « Dans la tête de Xi Jinping » (Paris, Actes Sud, octobre 2017) et par François Godement, directeur du programme Asie de l’ECFR.