THE ALLIANCE TEAM
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Alessia Lefébure [bio]
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Alliance Program Director
Mrs. Alessia Lefébure is the
Director of the Alliance Program since the spring 2011. Prior to this,
she has served as the Director of the Centre for Asia and the Pacific at
Sciences Po, from 2006 to 2011. In this position, she was responsible for
the definition, implementation and development of the school’s
institutional policies towards the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
She managed a seven-member staff in Paris and coordinated a network of
representative offices in China and India. She was in charge of developing
relationships with universities and research institutes as well as governments,
NGOs, press, alumni, and students in the Asia-Pacific region.
Between 2001 and
2006 she was based in Beijing, at Tsinghua University, where she served as
Sciences Po’s permanent representative for Greater China. She acquired
an in-depth understanding of China and was able to strengthen academic ties
with Chinese institutions.
Within Sciences Po,
she was the head of Career services, from 1999 to 2001, and served as Executive
Training Programme Manager for Economics and Finance. Her previous professional
experience includes Communication Manager for the French State owned bank Caisse
des Dépots et Consignations, and International Programme Coordinator for a
French research centre on European Criminal Law (ARPE).
She holds a Masters in
Comparative Law at LUISS (Rome, Italy) and a Masters in Communication and
Journalism at Sciences Po. She also speaks Mandarin fluently. Her experience in
a series of international positions within academic and research institutions has
provided her with the background and knowledge necessary to pursue her PhD in
Sociology at Sciences Po on higher education models in China. At present, she also
teaches a class titled, "Higher education, policy and development in Asia,"
at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.