Former Head of China Research, Center for Asian Studies

Research Interests:

  • China
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea


Alice Ekman was Head of China research at the Center for Asian Studies. She left Ifri in September 2019. Associate professor at Sciences Po in Paris, she specializes in China’s domestic and foreign policy, Taiwan and the Korean peninsula. Her research interests also include global governance, the practice of diplomacy and the evolution of think tanks. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she regularly undertakes research fieldwork in China and East Asia and exchanges with a diversity of regional actors.

Dr. Ekman was formerly Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua University (Beijing), at National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei), and more recently at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (Seoul). She is currently a member of the EU committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) and provides China expertise to the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). She holds a PhD from Sciences Po in International Relations and Master from the London School of Economics in International Relations, Economics, and Anthropology (China focus). Among her latest publications: La Chine dans le Monde (Ed.), CNRS Editions, February 2018. 


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