François Godement, an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His current research focuses on trends and debates in China’s foreign policy and on Europe-China relations.
He is also director of the Asia and China program at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and research associate at Asia Centre, which he founded in 2005. In addition, Godement serves as a consultant to the Policy Planning Directorate of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 1985 to 2014, Godement was professor of political sciences at Sciences Po Paris, professor at the French Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, and created the Center for Asian Studies at the Institut Français des Relations Internationales. In 1995, he co-founded the European Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, which he co-chaired until 2008. He has also been a member of the Advisory Board of the Europe China Academic Network.
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.