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 senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, professor of political science at Sciences Po in Paris, and director for strategy at the 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 2005, Godement was a 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.