Philippe Le Corre

Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Philippe Le Corre has been a Senior Research Fellow with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School since 2017, focusing on China-Europe relations, Chinese overseas investments and China’s global rise. He is also a Senior Research Fellow with ESSEC-IRENE (Paris and Singapore), an Associate in Research with the John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard and a non-resident Senior Fellow with the Asia and Europe Programs of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was previously a Fellow in the at The Brookings Institution in Washington. Mr. Le Corre’s career spans government, academia, media and business. He was Special Assistant for international affairs to the French defense minister, and also served as a Senior Policy Adviser on Asia in the Ministry of defense.

His recent publications include China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for Europe in China-US-Europe Relations in a New Era, Routledge (2020); Covid-19 and the end of European illusions about China (Carnegie, July 2020); The Case for Transatlantic Cooperation in Indo-Pacific (Carnegie Working paper, December 2019 – with Erik Brattberg); Mr. Le Corre received his MPhil in Asian Studies from the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Inalco) in Paris and his MA in political science from Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.