François Godement is Professor of political science at Sciences Po in
Paris, Director for strategy of Asia Centre, also in Paris (www.centreasia.org), Senior policy fellow of the European Council on Foreign relations (www.ecfr.eu),
and non resident Senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace (Washington). He is also an outside consultant to
the Policy Planning Directorate of the French Ministry of Foreign
A long time professor at the French Institute of Oriental Languages and
Civilizations, he created Asia Centre ifri at the Paris-based Institut
Français des Relations Internationales (1985-2005). He then founded Asia
Centre in 2005, an independent center for research on Asian issues as
they intersect global debates. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale
Supérieure de la rue dUlm (Paris), where he majored in history, and was
a postgraduate student at Harvard University.
He co-founded in 1995 the European committee of CSCAP (Council for
Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific), and co-chaired it until 2008.
He has also been a member of the Advisory board for the Europe China
Academic Network (ECAN).