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Comité du Pilotage du programme CRAA-ETRE

Responsable scientifique : BAZENGUISSA-GANGA Remy  (EHESS, IMAF)

bazenguissa_photo   Rémy Bazenguissa Ganga is Professor (directeur d’études) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).  Specialized in the violence and conflict in Africa, his publications include : Les trois glorieuses ou la chute de Fulbert Youlou, (sous le pseudonyme de Rémy BOUTET), Dakar, Éditions Chaka, 1990, 190 p. ; L’effroyable guerre du Biafra, (sous le pseudonyme de Rémy BOUTET), Éditions Chaka, Dakar, 1993, 190 p. ; Les voies du politique : essai de sociologie historique du champ politique congolais, Préface de Claudine Vidal, Paris, Éd. Karthala, 1997, 459 p. (Hommes et sociétés). ; Congo-Paris: Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law (avec MacGaffey J.), London,James Currey & Indiana University Press, 2000, 190p.

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Kae AMO  is project manager at Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS (FFJ – EHESS). She is coordinator of the research program PSL Comprendre les relations Afrique-Asie : espace transversal de recherches et d’enseignement (CRAA-ETRE, 2015-2017), and research program PR6 at FFJ “New territoriality between Asia and Africa ( NTAA ) “. She is PhD candidate in anthropology at EHESS and affiliated to Institute des Mondes Africaines (IMAF). Master in Anthropology ( EHESS ), sociology ( UCAD, Senegal ) and Political Science ( Keio University , Japan), she realized  numerous studies on Islam in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in ANR projects Publislam (2009-2012) and Priverel (2013- 2016), in research program “Islam and Global Governance ” (2007-2009, Keio University, Japan).

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Giorgio Blundo is Professor (directeur d’études) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), where he holds the chair of “Anthropology of Governance”. A former president of the Euro-African Association for the Anthropology of Social Change and Development (APAD), he has conducted research in West Africa studying local powers, factionalism, the state and corruption. He co-authored with J.-P. Olivier de Sardan, Everyday Corruption and the State: Citizens and Public Officials in Africa, London: Zed Books (2006), edited with P.-Y. Le Meur The Governance of Daily Life in Africa: Ethnographic Explorations of Public and Collective Services, Leiden: Brill (2009) and in 2013 a special issue of Sociologus on “Bureaucrats in Uniform”, with J. Glasman. He is currently based in Lomé, Togo (attached to the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, IRD), where he is putting the finishing touches to a book on forestry services in Niger and Senegal, and beginning a new fieldwork on the social and economic impact of Chinese motorbikes in West Africa.

BODOLEC Caroline (EHESS-CNRS, Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (CECMC))

caroline_bodolec Caroline BODOLEC is senior researcher with the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) at the Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon). Her field of research focus on the intangible cultural heritage and on the appropriation of the Intangible cultural heritage convention of UNESCO (2003) in China. She conducts fieldwork studies over northern part of the country, especially in Shaanxi and Shanxi provinces. She also works on the history of construction and the anthropology of techniques during Late imperial and contemporary China. She published several articles in those topics and a book entitled La voûte dans l’architecture chinoise : un patrimoine méconnu (Maisonneuve et Larose, 2005). She is co-author of a documentary made with Elodie Brosseau entitled Yaodong, little treaty of construction, 89 ‘, EHESS & AnimaViva production that won the Intangible Cultural Heritage Award at the 31st Festival of Ethnographic Film Jean Rouch in 2012 and the second prize at the Festival du Film de chercheurs, Nancy, 2014. She was associated with the ANR Research Program ” Chinese Cultural Spaces in Africa ” conducted by Alexandra Galitzine with whom she conducted her first fieldworks in Cameroun.

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CHAUVET Lisa (Université Paris-Dauphine, l’UMR DIAL. IRD)









FICQUET Eloi (EHESS, Centre d’Etudes Interdisciplinaires des Faits Religieux (Ceifr))


Éloi Ficquet, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the EHESS, Paris, and research fellow of the CéSor (Centre for Social Research on Religions). As an anthropologist and historian, he studies religion, ethnicity and power in Ethiopia through different kinds of material (ethnographic observations, oral traditions, unpublished manuscripts, published texts, maps). He was the Director of the French Center for Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa from 2009 to 2012. Besides many articles on Ethiopian history and culture, he co-authored a French-Amharic Dictionary with Berhanou Abebe (2003), he coedited with Wolbert Smidt The Life and Times of Lïj Iyasu of Ethiopia (LIT Verlag, Berlin, 2014), and he recently coedited with Gérard Prunier: Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia (Hurst, London, 2015).

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GUILLOCHON Bernard-Rene (Université Paris-Dauphine, Cercle Géopolitique)


Bernard Guillochon is emeritus professor in economics at the University Paris-Dauphine since september 2011 and presently director of the geopolitical Circle of this university. In this university, he has been dean of the Bachelor Department (2006-2011), dean of the Master « Affaires internationales » (1999-2011), director of the economic research centre EURISCO (2001-08). His main fields of research are : international trade, effects of globalization, commercial policies, commercial agreements. He wrote 53 publications (papers, contributions in collective books and books). Among them : Économie internationale (2016), 8 th edition,  Dunod  ; Les conflits autour du libre-échange (2014), Problèmes économiques, Hors Série, N° 6 ; « L’approche économique du bilatéralisme et du multilatéralisme» (2010), in Le commerce international entre bi et multilaréralisme, B. Remiche et H. Ruiz-Fabri (éd.), Larcier ; « L’ économie politique du protectionnisme » (2006), in La question politique en économie internationale, P. Berthaud et G. Kébabdjian (éd.), La Découverte ; La mondialisation (2004), Larousse (translated in spanish, italian, romanian, greek and vietnamese ), ; Le Protectionnisme (2001), Coll. Repères, La Découverte ; « L’OMC et l’organisation du commerce mondial » (2001), Cahiers français, N°302 ; « Échanges intra-branches et commerce inter-blocs : les relations CEE États-Unis Japon » (1993),Mondialisation et régionalisation, Mucchielli, Célimène (éd.), Economica ; La France contemporaine : une approche d’économie descriptive (1986), Economica ; Les théories de l’échange international (1976), Coll. Sup, Presses universitaires de France (translated in portuguese). Since 2011, he organizes conferences (about ten a year) and round-tables (two or three a year) on the link between geopolitics and economics in an region or a country. There were round-tables on Africa (2013), India (2014), Russia (2015), China (2016).

JAIN Pooja (Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS))


Pooja Jain wrote her PhD (2010-2014) on ‘Development Partnerships: A Case Study on India and Senegal’ at Sciences Po Paris under the supervision of Dr. Christophe Jaffrelot. She has been a visiting academic at the University of Cambridge in 2015. She has taught World Politics at the Collège-Universitaire of Sciences Po and is co-founder of the recently created Centre for Research on Africa-India Partnerships. Pooja has an eclectic academic background with a double Masters in French and Francophone Literature (JNU) and Socio-Economics (IEP Grenoble). Her past and previous research interests include alternative financing for development, the role of private sector in development and the geo-politics of the Global South.

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LAFFINEUR Catherine (Université Paris-Dauphine, LEDa-DIAL).


Catherine Laffineur is a postdoctoral fellow at em lyon business school. She holds a master degree in development economics and a PhD in international economics from the University of Paris-Dauphine. She taught different classes in the development economics department of Paris-Dauphine University, especially on the role of foreign direct investment on labor market inequality. Her research interests include economics of entrepreneurship in some developing countries and international economics. Her works have been published both in French and in English international refereed journals such as Revue d’Economie Politique and Review of World Economics. Her participation to the CRAA-ETRE program is to enhance our understanding of Asian inward foreign direct investments’ impacts on African economies.LECHEVALIER Sébastien (EHESS, FFJ, Centre Chine-Corée-Japon,GIS Asie)

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Sébastien Lechevalier is Associate Professor at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) since 2005, where he teaches about the Japanese Economy. He is also President of Fondation France Japon de l’EHESS. He has been a researcher at Maison Franco-Japonaise (2005-2008, Tokyo). He has also been visiting researcher at Hitotsubashi University and The University of Tokyo. His research focuses on the Japanese economy; diversity of capitalism; heterogeneity of firms; industrial dynamics, and inequalities. His publications include: The Great Transformation of the Japanese Capitalism (Routledge, 2014, forthcoming in 2015 in Japanese, from Iwanami Shoten), “Globalization and labor market outcomes. De-industrialization, job security, and wage inequalities” Review of World Economics (forthcoming).

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KENNEDY Loraine (CNRS-EHESS, Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS))

loraine Loraine Kennedy is a Senior Research Fellow at the CNRS, posted at the Centre for South Asian Studies (CEIAS) at the EHESS in Paris. Her current research, on the political economy of scale in India’s federal democracy, investigates the deployment in urban space of economic development strategies conceived at various state scales and analyses their implications within the wider context of urban politics. Recent publications include a research monograph:  The Politics of Economic Restructuring in India. Economic Governance and State Spatial Rescaling (Routledge, 2014) and a special issue of Habitat International (2015) on ‘The politics and changing paradigm of megaproject development in metropolitan cities’.

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MOUHOUD E.M. (Université Paris-Dauphine, CNRS (DIAL))


PAIRAULT Thierry (CNRS-EHESS, Centre Chine-Corée-Japon)

thierry-pairaultThierry Pairault is socio-economist and sinologist. He is a Senior Research Fellow emeritus at with the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) at the Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (UMR 8173 Chine, Corée, Japon). He is specialized on the study of the economies of China and Taiwan. His researches are currently focusing on Sino-African and Sino-Mediterranean economic relations. He has published numerous books and articles in learned journals on socio-economic issues related to China.

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TASTEVIN Yann Philippe (CNRS)


TALL Emmanuelle Kadya  (IRD, IMAF)



YAYYumiko Yamamoto is a Post-doctoral Researcher at Center for International Research (CERI) of Sciences Po Paris and a Research Associate at Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS. Her research interests include Asia-Africa Relations, Comparative Asian Aid Policies (Japan, India, China) and Japan’s Foreign Policy. Between 2008 and 2012, she conducted a comparative study on Development Aid of Japan, China and India in West Africa in her doctorate. Before joining to CERI as Doctoral Researcher in 2008, she worked for 3 years as Counselor at Japanese Embassy in Senegal, in charge of research on Japan’s ODA to Senegal, Mali, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. She holds Ph.D in International relations from Sciences Po Paris (2012). She is the author of Politique d’aide au développement de la Chine, de l’Inde et du Japon en Afrique de l’Ouest (Paris : Les Indes savants, forthcoming).

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Chercheurs internationaux associés 

TAKEZAWA Shoichiro (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)

soichiro takezawaShoichiro Takezawa is professor at National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, since 2001. Doctor of Ethnology at EHESS (1985), and Associate Professor at Kyushu University since 1988. Specialized in African history and archaeology. His works focus on west African history especially in relation to the outer world. His publications include:  “Discovery of the Earliest Royal Palace in Gao and Its Implications for the History of West Africa”, Cahiers d’études africaines, 2012 (with Mamadou Cisse); « La fête japonaise: appareil hégémonique de la cité  marchande” Techniques &Culture; 2012; Sur la trace des grands Empires: recherches archéologiques au Mali, Etudes Maliennes Numero special   (in printing).


SACKO Oussouby (Kyoto Seika University, Japan)

sackoOussouby SACKO is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Professor at the Department of Liberal Arts, Kyoto Seika University, Japan. He is also affiliate to the Graduate School of Humanities and to the Graduate School of Design (Architecture). Born in Mali (Bamako), he went to China (Beijing and Nanjing) after graduating High School to pursue his education in the field of Architecture. He got a Bachelor Degree from South East University, Nanjing China. He moved to Japan afterward and got a Master Degree and a Doctor Degree of Engineering in the field of Architecture and Architecture Planning from the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University, Japan. He has been conducted field researches and worked on housing planning, policy and design in Mali and Japan. Recently, his main interest is on community architecture, community re-design and architecture conservation, restoration in historical cites. He has recently conducted field researches in Mali, Mauritania’s historical cities.

MINE Yoichi (Doshisha University, Japan)


Yoichi Mine is professor at  Dôshisha University and visiting researcher at the JICA Institut of Research . His main fields of research are Human Security Study, Development Economics, African Area Study. He has recently co-directed a book on African political economy  « Preventing Violent Conflict in Africa: Inequalities, Perceptions and Institutions (Palgrave, 2013) » with Frances Stewart (Oxford University), Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (The New School), and Thandika Mkandawire (LSE).



PEYCAM Philippe M.F.  (International Institute for Asian Studies, Netherlands)

paycamPhilippe Peycam is the director of the International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherland. He is a trained historian whose first book on the origins of a Vietnamese public culture of contestation during the colonial occupation, The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism: Saigon 1916-30, was published by Columbia University Press (May, 2012). For 10 years, Dr. Peycam worked as founding director of the Center for Khmer Studies, an academic and capacity building institution in Cambodia. He is currently working on an essay that sets out to frame a reproducible policy model aimed at civil society empowerment through cultural and intellectual institutional infrastructures in post-war societies. At IIAS, Dr. Peycam is coordinating a long term Mellon Foundation-supported initiative “Rethinking Asian Studies in the Global Context” which aims at suggesting alternative models to the normative epistemologies of knowledge of Asia in Western and Asian academia.


SHIMIZU Takao (Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE), Huroshima University, Japon)

takaoTakao Shimizu is a researcher of Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE) in Huroshima University since 2016. Specialized in anthropology, child study and African area studies. He used to work on Japanese international NGOs and Research Insitute for Humanity and Nature (2012-2016). His main work focuses on culture and survival strategy of children and youth on the street of West African urban area. In these years, he is working with NGOs securing children and Quranic schools.

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