Stéphanie Balme

Research Professor
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Research Director at CERI/Sciences Po, Professor at Sciences Po Paris' School of International Affairs, in charge of the research program "Law, Justice and Society in China" and research associate at the French Ministry of Justice's Think Tank IHEJ (Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice).

Former Visiting Professor and represent of Sciences Po at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2003 to 2006 then at Tsinghua University Law School (from 2006 to 2012), Stéphanie Balme has also taught in New Delhi (Ashoka University), Montréal (UQAM), Vancouver (UBC) and at Columbia University Law School under the Alliance Program Fellowship. From January 2017 to the summer 2018, she has been appointed at the French Embassy in Beijing as the Attachée responsible of the university cooperation at the bilateral level. S. Balme has been appointed Sciences Po' Dean of the College in September 2018.

S. Balme has been a consultant for various international organizations such as the World Bank, OECD, IMF or the European Union, a founding member of ECLS (the EU-China Law Studies Association), vice-president of AERJFC (Association pour l’Etude et la Recherche Juridiques Franco-Chinoises), she was a member of the prestigious Fulei Prize and was granted by the French Senate an award in 2014 for her work and commitment. Between 2010 and 2011, S. Balme was the head of Civil Law Initative in Beijing and, from 1996-1998 the China delegate of Médecins du monde's "Oeuvre d'Adoption (Adoption Department).

Stéphanie Balme obtained her Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) in Law and her Ph.D in political science. Graduated from Sciences Po Paris, INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales), IEP de Bordeaux, the Faculté de Lettres de Bordeaux, and Fudan University in Shanghai. In 1998, she was awarded the Prix de la Chancellerie des Universités de Paris en science politique.
In 2015, her book with Antoine Garapon, Daniel Schimmel, Li Bin and Jean-Louis Langlois « Le procès civil en version originale: cultures judiciaires comparées: France, Chine, Etats-Unis (Civil Law Justice in Original Version: Comparing France, the United States and China) » was granted the Montesquieu Prize. Among her latest publications: "Chine, les Visages de la Justice Ordinaire: Entre Faits et droit", Presses de Sciences Po, 2016.
Her research now focuses on the concept of "scientific diplomacy " as well as on the practice of new technologies and science in current Chinese society and politics. 
Work in Progress

Chinese Law and judiciary, China’s governance, Constitutionalism, Rule of Law building process and constitutional justice, Technocratization of public administration, (Post) socialist regimes in Asia, in particular post-Mao China and post-Doi Moi Viêt nam

Research Interests

China, Public administration

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