François Godement

Senior Advisor for Asia, Institut Montaigne

François Godement is Senior Advisor for Asia to Institut Montaigne, Paris. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and an external consultant for the Policy Planning Staff of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. Until December 2018, he was the Director of ECFR’s Asia & China Program and a Senior Policy Fellow at ECFR.

A long-time professor at France’s National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO) and Sciences Po, he created Centre Asie IFRI at the Paris-based Institut français des relations internationales (1985-2005), and in 2005 Asia Centre. 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 is a graduate of the École normale supérieure de la rue d’Ulm (Paris), where he majored in history, and was a postgraduate student at Harvard University.