Alice Ekman

Alice Ekman

Visiting Research Fellow

Research Division

Areas of Expertise  : China's relations with its neighbors, cross-strait relations and Taiwan, China-Korea relations, China-Europe and China-France relations, global governance and multilateralism, Track II and informal diplomacy


Dr. Alice EKMAN is Head of China research at IFRI’s Center for Asian Studies. She is also an associate professor at Sciences Po in Paris. Her research interests include China's relations with its neighbors, cross-strait relations, China-Europe/France relations, China's approach towards global governance and multilateralism, track II and informal diplomacy. Most recently, she also conducts research on South Korea's foreign policy, and in particular China-Korea relations as seen from both Beijing and Seoul. Fluent in Mandarin, she regularly exchanges with Chinese and other East-Asian counterparts and conducts fieldwork in the region. She is presently a member of the EU Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) and a senior associate fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies(EUISS). She holds a Ph.D. from Sciences Po in international relations and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics(international relations, economic history and anthropology - China focus).

Academic Background

Ph.D. in International Relations, Sciences Po
M.Sc. in International Relations, Anthropology and Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science
B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in Europe, University of Kent

Professional Background

Associate Professor, Sciences Po (Present)
Senior Associate Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies (Present)
Member, EU Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation, Asia-Pacific(CSCAP) (Present)
Taiwan Fellow & Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellow, National Taiwan Normal University
Visiting Doctoral Fellow, Tsinghua University