Philippe Le Corre

Philippe Le Corre

Nonresident Research Associate AY2019-2023
China-EU relations
Philippe Le Corre

Philippe Le Corre is a Research Associate with the Ash Center. He is also a Research Fellow with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG). In addition, he is a Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow with ESSEC Business School in Paris and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also an Associate in Research at the John. K. Fairbank for Chinese Studies at Harvard.

Philippe Le Corre's research interests include China’s geoeconomic rise, Sino-European and transatlantic relations, Chinese outbound foreign direct investments and competition in Eurasia and Asia-Pacific. Le Corre was previously a Fellow with The Harvard Belfer Center and a Visiting Fellow with The Brookings Institution. Le Corre served as Special Assistant and Counsellor for international affairs to the French Minister of Defense and as Senior Policy Analyst on Northeast Asia within the Ministry of Defense's directorate for strategy. He ran an international team of consultants advising the Shanghai World Expo in 2008-2010. He started his career as a foreign correspondent based in Asia from 1988 to 1998.

Le Corre is the author of five books including China’s Offensive in Europe (Brookings Press, 2016), Tony Blair, les rendez-vous manqués (2004), Quand la Chine va au marché (Maxima, 1999), Après Hong Kong (Autrement, 1997), Hong Kong (R. Pages, 1996) and contributed chapters to various edited volumes including The China Questions 2 (Harvard University Press, 2022); US-China Foreign Relations – Power Transition and its implications for Europe and Asia (Routledge, 2021) and Rethinking the Silk-Road - China's Belt and Road Initiative and Emerging Eurasian Relations (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018). Le Corre is also the author or co-author of China’s Influence in Southeastern, Central and Eastern Europe. Vulnerabilities and Resilience in Four Countries (Carnegie, 2021); China’s rise as a geoeconomic influencer. Four European Case Studies (Carnegie, 2018); China’s Global Rise: can the EU and US pursue a coordinated strategy? (Brookings, 2016); Additionally, he has published in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Asia-Europe Journal, Nikkei Asia, China Perspectives, Far Eastern Economic Review, South China Morning Post and Le Monde amongst others, and appears regularly on CNN, CNBC, BBC, France 24 and Bloomberg TV.

Le Corre received an MSc in Asian Studies from the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris, and holds an MA in political science from the Sorbonne. He was a 2003-2004 Fellow with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) at Harvard. He was awarded a Sachs Scholarship for his WCFIA fellowship.