goulard sebastienGoulard Sébastien is the founder and manager of Cooperans. He has gained experience working for several NGOs and political consultants in France and abroad. Sébastien also took part to several European research projects on regional development and governance.

He completed a degree in international politics at ESE-Nottingham Trent University, and then he went on to earn a master in international relations from IRIS, Paris. He received a M.A. in social sciences and a Ph.D. in economic and social development studies from EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, ‘School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences’).

During his studies, Sébastien focused on regional development issues in China. He was involved in several European research programs on sustainable urbanisation in China.

Cooperans also calls upon external experts on an ad hoc basis.

All Chinese translations are carried out by Prof. Laurine Xie (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou).