Philippe Le Corre is a senior fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and a Fellow with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, specializing on China’s geoeconomic and geopolitical rise, and Chinese foreign direct investment. He was previously a fellow with the Brookings Institution in Washington. He has worked on China since the late 1980s first as a foreign correspondent for Radio France International, then as a senior adviser to the French government, a consultant and a think-tanker. He is the author of several books on China, including China’s Offensive in Europe published in 2016 by Brookings Press. He has contributed to a large number of publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Le Monde, Les Echos, Nikkei Asian Review, China Perspective and Asia-Europe Journal. He co-authored a recent report with Jonathan Pollack titled China’s Global Rise: can the EU and U.S. pursue a Coordinated Strategy?  He has also taught at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., and Sciences Po in Paris.

Last Updated: December 20, 2017



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